BMI Writers Clinch Major GRAMMYs


daft-punk-630Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers enjoyed several spectacular moments at the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Multiple wins were given to Best New Artist sensations Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed the show-stopping “Same Love,” which was one of the evening’s most memorable highlights. Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Kacey Musgraves also enjoyed multiple trophies, including the coveted Album and Record of the Year for Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers and Best Country Album and Song for Musgraves. In addition, BMI’s Jazz constituents swept all of the awards in the Jazz categories.An important new recognition in support of promoting music in schools was added this year, with a GRAMMY awarded to Music Educator of the Year. Teacher Kent Knappenberger of Westfield Academy and Central School in Westfield, New York, earned the coveted trophy. Read about Mr. Knappenberger’s tie with BMI here.Congratulations to all of the BMI GRAMMY winners:Daft PunkALBUM OF THE YEAR – Random Access MemoriesRECORD OF THE YEAR – Get LuckyBEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUMBEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCEMacklemore & Ryan LewisBEST NEW ARTISTBEST RAP ALBUMBEST RAP SONGBEST RAP PERFORMANCENile RodgersALBUM OF THE YEAR – Random Access MemoriesRECORD OF THE YEAR – Get LuckyBEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCEKacey MusgravesBEST COUNTRY ALBUMBEST COUNTRY SONGFoxes (PRS)BEST DANCE RECORDINGImagine DragonsBEST ROCK PERFORMANCEDave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat SmearBEST ROCK SONGGary Clark Jr.BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCEJerome HarmonBEST R&B SONGRihannaBEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUMWanzBEST RAP PERFORMANCEThe Civil WarsBEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCELaura SullivanBEST NEW AGE ALBUMWayne ShorterBEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLOGregory PorterBEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUMTerri Lyne CarringtonBEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUMRandy BreckerBEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUMPaquito D’Rivera And Trio CorrenteBEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUMChristopher StevensBEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONGLa Santa CeciliaBEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUMMariachi Divas De Cindy SheaBEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUMDel McCoury BandBEST BLUEGRASS ALBUMCharlie MusselwhiteBEST BLUES ALBUMTerrance Simien & The Zydeco ExperienceBEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUMKathy GriffinBEST COMEDY ALBUMBilly PorterBEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUMCyndi LauperBEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUMButch VigBEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACKThomas NewmanBEST SCORE SOUNDTRACKAdele Adkins (PRS)BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIAAndrew Loog Oldham (PRS)BEST HISTORICAL ALBUMClare FischerBEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITIONAl SchmittBEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUMDavid FincherBEST MUSIC VIDEO


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