It's already August! What's been your favorite festival set of the summer? ☀️
Hootie & The Blowfish's ( @hootieofficial) jangly folk-rock has transitioned from '90s frat-guy audiences to Tom Petty-loving dads and families in the 2010s as they tour to celebrate 'Cracked Rear View's' 25th #anniversary and prepare to release a new album later this year, with the likes of #EdSheeran co-writing a song. We recently spoke with lead singer @DariusRucker about the legacy of 'Cracked Rear View,' the #political bent that's gone unnoticed in Hootie’s songs, his belated conversion to #hiphop, and changes in the #country music scene. Visit the link in our bio to read our interview.
@Dixie_Chicks earned their first career #GRAMMYs at the 41th GRAMMY Awards in 1999 for Best #Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal ("There's Your Trouble") and Best Country Album ('Wide Open Spaces'). Since then the trio have gone on to win 12 GRAMMY Awards. #GRAMMYVault #InternationalDayofFriendship
It’s hard to believe the first-ever @NewportFolkFestival took place 60 years ago, mainly because the vibe at this year's fest was future-facing, switched-on, and decidedly in-the-now. But in truth, the festival has been a breeding ground for revolutionary change since the beginning. From the Queen of Country Soul to the leader of Promise Of The Real, peek our Story to find out which artists came through to discuss music, life, culture, and what makes this community-driven festival feel like home.
#DollyParton joined #KatyPerry, #KaceyMusgraves, #MileyCyrus, #MarenMorris and #LittleBigTown for a medley of some of her most iconic tunes at this year's #GRAMMYs! Who ❤️ this performance?
"I wanted to really build it up to make it really full and musical. It’s a very droney, vibey piece. I wanted to add a long outro with a guitar, but it can’t be an actual guitar because it’s 2017. We went with something futuristic to give it this nice cool and dark vibe.” GRAMMY-nominated #producer @louisbellmusic on shaping @postmalone’s "Rockstar"
"I’ve been playing in @theblackkeys since I was 16… I was playing with the Black Keys before I was ever in any serious relationships. This is the longest relationship I’ve ever been in with one person." GRAMMY winner #DanAuerbach sat down with us for an exclusive interview to talk rebooting #TheBlackKeys on 'Let's Rock' and getting back to the basics with bandmate @officerpatrickcarney 🎶
Last night our #Chicago Chapter hosted their annual Membership Celebration! A big welcome to our new board and members of the class of 2019 👏 Cheers to many more years celebrating and cultivating musical excellence! 🎶
Originally released in 1969, @DavidBowie's "Space Oddity" captured the sentiment of our global fascination with humanity's strange journey to reach the stars. Paired with a profound arrangement of orchestral backing tracks and touches of classic '60s British whimsy, the song cemented the beginnings of what would become Bowie's trademark "far out" persona and career-spanning incorporation of cosmic motifs.
As the #VP of A&R at Epic Records, @erickajcoulter not only represents big name artists such as #RickRoss, she also highlights rising talent with the event series/industry movement she launched in 2017, @thebasement_la. View our Instagram Story to learn how her vision is helping connect emerging talent with what they need to keep growing—excited #fans to support them, a label to amplify their work, a manager to rep them, a cool brand to partner with—and to offer them a vibey space to share their #music.
@outkast made GRAMMY history at the 46th #GRAMMYs in 2004! The rap duo took home 3⃣ GRAMMY Awards including Album Of The Year for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—making it the first rap album to win the coveted category of the night. Swipe ↔️ to see exclusive photos from our #GRAMMYVault!
Last night our Texas Chapter celebrated their 25th anniversary! Cheers to many more years bringing our music community closer together. 🎶 #RATexas25
It's #WorldEmojiDay! You just found out you won a GRAMMY...which #emoji describes the look on your face? 😱
From #producers and club #DJs innovating #housemusic in the 1980s to hometown musicians like #KanyeWest, @chancetherapper and @common dominating the airwaves, #Chicago holds a central role in hip-hop’s development. But compared to coastal scenes in #LA and #NYC, it's an unassuming cultural tastemaker. Similarly, the history of American queer art often focuses on New York and #SanFrancisco, but Chicago has a longstanding and flourishing #LGBTQ+ community and is a hotbed for drag performance and nightlife talent. But in a music industry that’s still heavily straight and male-dominated, and in a city that's still deeply segregated, queer artists are creating spaces for themselves. While racism and homophobia are still rampant, #Chicago's queer rappers prove art can be a force of not only resilience, but progress for their city. View our Instagram Story to learn queer artists like Roy Kinsey, @mothernaturebarz, @mistercoolmom (co-founder of @futurehood.insta) are challenging preconceptions of who can be a rapper.
After 40 years on Earth, 'Mingus' has only grown into its own as one of the most important titles in the #JoniMitchell catalog, the fearlessness by which she channeled her love and appreciation for #jazz and created a deeply personal and exploratory thematic work with little care as to what the record business, music critics, or anyone for that matter, had to say. View our Instagram Story to explore the direct collaboration between Mitchell and jazz master, Charles Mingus.
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Fusing their classic rock-inspired core with dashes of inspiration coming from #FrankOcean to #ArcticMonkeys, #pop/#rock trio @wallowsmusic talked to us about the @clairo collaboration on “Are You Bored Yet.” Want more? Check out our Story for our exclusive interview with the band about closing a chapter with their first album, the panicky process of picking an album cover and what they do to unwind!
@shavonec has presence. Not just the online type of presence so many chase these days, but real, tangible presence. She's warm and engaging in the way you want your friends to be, yet commanding and articulate in the way you'd expect from someone with her track record as a creative Renaissance #woman. Everywhere she's been, she became a star, leaving a path of meaningful progress, inspired innovation and lasting relationships in her wake. That's presence. As a voice of experience, swagger and inspiration for women of color in the tech and creative industries, view our Instagram Story to find out how SHAVONE. is crafting a new intersection between #music, #fashion, and #tech. 📸: @mr.badbeard
What's on your #4thofJuly #playlist? 📻🎶
In an intimate one-on-one mentoring session, Music Video Director @Milchito took time out of her day to give @univmiami #GRAMMYU member @GabrielleChin incredible advice and industry insights that will shape her future. Gabrielle emphasized why it was important to learn from Milcho “because you get a real, uncut perspective of what it is like to work in the music industry, learn about the long hours, and what it’s really like behind the scenes.” Swipe ↔️ to learn more about this incredible pair! ---------------------------------------------------------- Every month we’re connecting GRAMMY U members (college students) with successful thought leaders in the music industry to bring you first-hand stories on the importance of mentoring the next generation of music professionals and how it has impacted both of their lives. 🎶 Let us know who has inspired your career by tagging them in the comments below. #GRAMMYUMentor
"The deeper I got into my own culture, the more it allowed me to connect with others. I felt like that was so important to get a clear vision of what Haiti represents to me and that led the album, that led the organization of it and the sounds." Haiti's @michaelbrun spoke to us about his debut LP 'LOKAL,' friendship with @JBalvin & @Diplo and his legacy as a global artist🎶 Check out our Story for the full exclusive.
"If I could be described as being a musician that gave people hope, then I'd be really happy." We get “Up Close & Personal” with @elliegoulding!
Through her lyrics, #MadelineDavis reminds us to be ourselves. Through their lyrics, @macklemore, @ryanlewis, and @marylambertsing tell us we can’t change even if we wanted to. Through her lyrics, @ladygaga reminds us to love ourselves. Through her lyrics, @cyndilauper tells us that we’re beautiful like the rainbow. Through her lyrics, @dianaross tells us to break out of the shell! Through her lyrics, #Kesha ( @iiswhoiis) reminds us what it feels to find a rainbow. #WorldPrideNYC #PrideNYC #NYCPrideMarch #Stonewall50
Celebrating 60 years of service to the music community, our #NewYork Chapter continues to be seen far and wide as one of the music hubs that truly inspires the industry. 🎶 Cheers to many more years of our long-standing mission to celebrate and cultivate musical excellence in all areas with many of music's finest from all across the musical landscape.
"I wanted to define myself in that way just because, well, it made it easier in my music videos because then I didn't have to act in them. I could just tell the story.” - Get to know singer/songwriter @alecbenjamin 🎸
"I'm always trying to experiment and come up with new palettes of sound and new combinations of music that you haven't really heard or seen." GRAMMY-winning producer and #PandEWing member, @ludwiggoransson, is constantly pushing the envelope to find new ways to reinvent himself.
It's #NationalSelfieDay! Which artist would you love to take a 🤳 with?
"It’s such a good thing when you get together for the right reasons for any project...and you’re working on it for the love of it, for the fact that you want to write music and express it and share it with other people." #JackWhite and @BrendanBensonmusic spoke with us about @TheRaconteurs return 🎸 Read the full exclusive in our Story!
Which two artists (from different genres) would you love to see collaborate on a track this summer? 🎶🔆
Every Dad loves the #GRAMMYs! #FathersDay
#PandEWing member David Frost earned his first career GRAMMY win at the 42nd #GRAMMYs in 2000 for producing Best Spoken Word Album For Children ('Listen To The Storyteller'). He has since won Producer Of The Year, Classical 5 times!
“We're definitely living in a genre-less world and I think that's the most beautiful thing." "Thank U, Next" and "7 rings" co-writer and rising artist @notnjomza spoke with us about performing live, and transcending genres.
We all have a favorite song ❤️but we want to know. . . What's your favorite #musicvideo? 📹
Drop the #lyric 👇 you always have to #sing out loud 🎶
🎶 We be all night, love, love We be all night, love, love 🎶 #Beyonce and #JAYZ surprised everyone by opening the 56th #GRAMMYs in 2014 with their GRAMMY-winning song "Drunk In Love." (#LyricFind)
"With this album we are trying to voice the fact that we are here and we are not only creative artists, but that we hold PhDs, we speak multiple languages." #Portland #trombonist and DREAMer Denzel Mendoza has overcome many obstacles to live his dream as a musician. He joined us to discuss his feature on the GRAMMY-winning #jazz album, 'American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom' his unique journey, and how we can embrace our differences through #music 🎶❤️
It's been 25 years since the 1994 release of @outkast's 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' and there's still nothing like it! Long before they amassed six #GRAMMYs, sold millions of records, and toured to sold-out crowds around the world, @BigBoi and @andre3000 were just a couple of teenagers in #Atlanta, sharing their experience through #freestyling.
"Being acknowledged for your work is always a great accomplishment, whether it's people in my city, kids in the street, all the way up to the #GRAMMYs."- @kendricklamar
"No one knows what a hit is until it happens...I truly believe that if is meant to be, its meant to be." - @rodneyjerkins, GRAMMY-winning #producer and #PandEWing member.
"You can't calculate every element of what makes a song timeless..Sometimes it's just something ineffable that happens in the room, that happened in the context of how it's used, and it just takes off. Sometimes you can't explain it. 25 years after #Aladdin's "A Whole New World" won Best Original Song at the #GRAMMYs, we caught up with the history-making ballad's creative team to look back on the hit #song
@thebandghost won their first career GRAMMY at the 57th #GRAMMYs in 2015 for Best #Metal Performance for "Cirice," a track from their third studio album, 'Meliora.' #GRAMMYVault
"'I made it in my bedroom, it was mixed poorly. It was released at the time when Eminem and #NSync and #BackstreetBoys were topping the charts. It was supposed to fail and the fact it did exactly the opposite of that was very surprising and still to this day seems anomalous." We spoke to @moby about the 20th anniversary of ‘Play,’ his new memoir and how the landmark album fits into today’s discussions of cultural appropriation.
"We always try to communicate with the audience on stage. Although the venue has grown in scale, we will continue to pour our passion and energy as we always do."- @bts.bighitofficial stopped by our #GUSoundChecks in #Chicago and shared details on all the hard work that goes into making a performance seem so effortless. Check out Story for more!
🎶 My fingertips and my lips They burn from the cigarettes Forrest Gump You run my mind, boy Running on my mind, boy Forrest Gump 🎶 (#LyricFind) #FrankOcean performed "Forrest Gump" at the 55th #GRAMMYs in 2013. #GRAMMYVault