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PDs in International Radio Continue to Support Monty Guy - May 1, 2017

Program Directors in the International Radio Station milieu continue to support the music of Monty Guy.
The song "What You Do To Me", in the Album "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review" was recently placed in heavy rotation at the following exciting radio stations:
KCSL Sol XR Bogota, Colombia
www.solxr.com/bogota

KVSL Sol XR Caracas, Venezuela
www.solxr.com/caracas

KPSL Sol XR San Juan, Puerto Rico
www.solxr.com/sanjuan

KMSL Sol XR Acapulco, Mexico
www.solxr.com/acapulco

KBSL Sol XR Brasilia, Brazil
www.solxr.com/brasilia

Wild XR Radio Sydney, Austrialia
www.wildxr.com/sydney

Wild XR Radio Melbourne, Austrialia
www.wildxr.com/melbourne

Wild XR Radio Brisbane, Austrialia
www.wildxr.com/brisbane

Wild XR Radio Perth, Austrialia
www.wildxr.com/perth

Wild XR Radio Auckland, New Zealand
www.wildxr.com/auckland 

Trending Regions: Central & South America, Australia & New Zealand

International Radio Station PDs add Monty Guy to Playlist - March 29, 2017

International Radio Station PDs continue to support Monty Guy music...add 'What You Do To Me' to heavy rotation playlist.Single included in CD "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review". Stations include:
Roots XR Radio Nashville, Tennessee USAwww.rootsxr.com/nashville
Roots XR Radio Memphis, Tennessee USAwww.rootsxr.com/memphis
Roots XR Radio Dallas, Texas USAwww.rootsxr.com/dallas
Roots XR Radio Austin, Texas USAwww.rootsxr.com/austin
Roots XR Radio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USAwww.rootsxr.com/oklahomacity
The Pearl Of Asia Bangkok, Thailandwww.pearlxr.com/bangkok
The Pearl Of Asia Singapore, Singaporewww.pearlxr.com/singapore
The Pearl Of Asia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiawww.pearlxr.com/kualalumpur
The Pearl Of Asia Jakarta, Indonesiawww.pearlxr.com/jakarta
The Pearl Of Asia Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamwww.pearlxr.com/hochiminh
Force 5 Radio Istanbul, Turkeywww.force5radio.com/istanbul
Force 5 Radio Dubai, United Arab Emirateswww.force5radio.com/dubai
Force 5 Radio Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirateswww.force5radio.com/abudhabi
Force 5 Radio Karachi, Pakistanwww.force5radio.com/karachi
Force 5 Radio Baghdad, Iraqwww.force5radio.com/baghdad 
Trending Regions: Southern United States, Southeast Asia, Middle East
www.montyguy.com

Marquix Global Network Features Monty Guy - March 9, 2017

"Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review" participates in 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration.
http://www.marquix.tv/features/MontyGuy1.html

PDs in International Radio Continue Supporting Monty Guy - March 3, 2017

Program Directors in International Radio add Monty Guy to Heavy Rotation playlist.
The song "What You Do To Me", in the CD  collection entitled "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review" continues to be a favorite with the following radio stations:
WZHT Hit XR Toronto, Canadawww.hitxr.com/toronto
WMHT Hit XR Montreal, Canadawww.hitxr.com/montreal
KVHT Hit XR Vancouver, Canadawww.hitxr.com/vancouver
WHTO Hit XR Ottawa, Canadawww.hitxr.com/ottawa
KHTE Hit XR Edmonton, Canadawww.hitxr.com/edmonton
Arc Radio Network Barcelona, Spainwww.arc-radio.com/barcelona
Arc Radio Network Madrid, Spainwww.arc-radio.com/madrid
Arc Radio Network Lisbon, Portugalwww.arc-radio.com/lisbon
Arc Radio Network Ibiza, Spainwww.arc-radio.com/ibiza
Arc Radio Network Monacowww.arc-radio.com/monaco

International Radio Stations include new Monty Guy song in Heavy Rotation - February 8, 2017

Funk XR, Amp XR, and Star 100 Radio Networks play Monty Guy Music.
Program Directors in the global network radio system continue to include "What You Do To Me" by Monty Guy in their heavy rotation format. The song is from the CD collection called "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review"; a participant in the current 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration.
Radio stations include:Amp XR Radio Tampa, Florida USAwww.amp-radio.com/tampa
Amp XR Radio Miami, Florida USAwww.amp-radio.com/miami
Amp XR Radio Atlanta, Georgia USAwww.amp-radio.com/atlanta
Amp XR Radio New Orleans, Louisiana USAwww.amp-radio.com/neworleans
Amp XR Radio Memphis, Tennessee USAwww.amp-radio.com/memphis
WSTR Star100 Rio De Janeiro, Brazilwww.star100radio.com/riodejaneiro
WSTG Star100 Guadalajara, Mexicowww.star100radio.com/guadalajara
WSTP Star100 Panama City, Panamawww.star100radio.com/panamacity
WSTS Star100 San Jose, Costa Ricawww.star100radio.com/sanjose
WSTJ Star100 Kingston, Jamaicawww.star100radio.com/kingston
Funk XR Radio Paris, Francewww.funkxr.com/paris
Funk XR Radio Berlin, Germanywww.funkxr.com/berlin
Funk XR Radio Hamburg, Germanywww.funkxr.com/hamburg
Funk XR Radio Vienna, Austriawww.funkxr.com/vienna
Funk XR Radio Bern, Switzerlandwww.funkxr.com/bern 
www.montyguy.com

International Radio Stations add new Monty Guy song in Heavy Rotation - January 9, 2017

International Radio Stations add Monty Guy song to Pop Playlists.
Program Directors have added the song "What You Do To Me" to their Pop Songs rotation playlist. The song is from the new CD collection entitled 'Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review'.
The new radio stations include:The Beat Chicago, Illinois USAwww.beatxr.com/chicago
The Beat St. Louis, Missouri USAwww.beatxr.com/stlouis
The Beat Indianapolis, Indiana USAwww.beatxr.com/indianapolis
The Beat Cleveland, Ohio USAwww.beatxr.com/cleveland
The Beat Milwaukee, Wisconsin USAwww.beatxr.com/milwaukee
KVLC Volt XR Capetown, South Africawww.voltxr.com/capetown
KVTJ Volt XR Johannesburg, South Africawww.voltxr.com/johannesburg
KVTL Volt XR Lagos, Nigeriawww.voltxr.com/lagos
KVTE Volt XR Cairo, Egyptwww.voltxr.com/cairo
KVTM Volt XR Casablanca, Moroccowww.voltxr.com/casablanca 
We thank the Program Directors for including "What You Do To Me" in their heavy rotation format, and for acknowledging the participation of the album "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review" in the 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration.www.montyguy.com.

The Recording Academy releases 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Nominations List - December 6, 2016

The Recording Academy releases Nominations List for 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration.
Music Creators submit more  than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories in all genres and styles.
GENERAL FIELDAlbum Of The Year:25 — AdeleLemonade — BeyoncéPurpose — Justin BieberViews — DrakeA Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson Record Of The Year:"Hello" — Adele"Formation" — Beyoncé"7 Years" — Lukas Graham"Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots Song Of The Year:"Formation" — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)"Hello" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)"Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)"7 Years" — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham) Best New Artist:Kelsea BalleriniThe ChainsmokersChance The RapperMaren MorrisAnderson .Paak POP FIELDBest Pop Vocal Album:25 — AdelePurpose — Justin BieberDangerous Woman — Ariana GrandeConfident — Demi LovatoThis Is Acting — Sia DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELDBest Dance/Electronic Album:Skin — FlumeElectronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel JarreEpoch — TychoBarbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — UnderworldLouie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega
ROCK FIELDBest Rock Album:California — Blink-182Tell Me I'm Pretty — Cage The ElephantMagma — GojiraDeath Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The DiscoWeezer — Weezer ALTERNATIVE FIELDBest Alternative Music Album:22, A Million — Bon IverBlackstar — David BowieThe Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ HarveyPost Pop Depression — Iggy PopA Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead R&B FIELDBest Urban Contemporary Album:Lemonade — BeyoncéOlogy — GallantWe Are King — KINGMalibu — Anderson .PaakAnti — Rihanna   RAP FIELDBest Rap Performance:"No Problem" — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz "Panda" —Desiigner "Pop Style" — Drake Featuring The Throne"All The Way Up" — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared"That Part" — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West  COUNTRY FIELDBest Country Solo Performance:"Love Can Go To Hell" — Brandy Clark"Vice" — Miranda Lambert"My Church" — Maren Morris"Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood"Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban     JAZZ FIELD Best Jazz Vocal Album:Sound Of Red — René MarieUpward Spiral — Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt EllingTake Me To The Alley — Gregory PorterHarlem On My Mind — Catherine Russell The Sting Variations — The Tierney Sutton Band GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD Best Gospel Album:Listen —Tim Bowman Jr.Fill This House — Shirley CaesarA Worshipper's Heart [Live] —Todd DulaneyLosing My Religion — Kirk FranklinDemonstrate [Live] —William Murphy Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:Poets & Saints — All Sons & DaughtersAmerican Prodigal — CrowderBe One — Natalie GrantYouth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & FreeLove Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family    LATIN FIELDBest Latin Pop Album:Un Besito Mas — Jesse & JoyIlusión — Gaby MorenoSimilares — Laura PausiniSeguir Latiendo — SanalejoBuena Vida — Diego Torres AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD Best American Roots Performance:"Ain't No Man" — The Avett Brothers"Mother's Children Have A Hard Time" — Blind Boys Of Alabama"Factory Girl" — Rhiannon Giddens"House Of Mercy" — Sarah Jarosz"Wreck You" — Lori McKenna SPOKEN WORD FIELDBest Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy SchumerIn Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol BurnettM Train — Patti SmithUnder The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) — (Various Artists)Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELDBest Song Written For Visual Media:"Can't Stop The Feeling!" — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls"Heathens" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad"Just Like Fire" — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass"Purple Lamborghini" — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad"Try Everything" — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia"The Veil" — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELDBest Music Video:"Formation" — Beyoncé"River" — Leon Bridges"Up & Up" — Coldplay"Gosh" — Jamie XX"Upside Down & Inside Out" — OK Go PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELDProducer Of The Year, Non-Classical:Benny BlancoGreg KurstinMax MartinNineteen85Ricky Reed 
News from The Recording Academy

Worldwide Radio Stations Support Monty Guy Music - December 5, 2016

News Release
Worldwide Radio Stations support Monty Guy Music
NextXR Radio, and The Street Radio add new single to heavy rotation playlist.
The song "What You Do To Me" is being enjoyed by Friends, Fans, and Supporters in USA, UK, Ireland, Nederlands, Belgium, China, Taiwan, South Korea.
The single is featured on the popular new CD release entitled "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review".
Supporting Radio Stations include:WPRN; www.primexr.com/newyorkWPRB; www.primexr.com/baltimoreWPRC; www.primexr.com/cincinnatiWPRM; www.primer.com/madisonWPMI; www.primexr.com/minneapolisWSTL; www.thestreet-radio.com/londonWSTB; www.thestreet-radio.com/birminghamWSTI; www.thestreet-radio.com/dublinWSTA; www.thestreet-radio.com/amsterdamWSBE; www.thestreet-radio.com/brussels
NextXR Radio; www.nextradio.com/shanghaiNextXR Radio; www.nextradio.com/beijingNextXR Radio; www.nextradio.com/hongkongNextXR Radio; www.nextradio.com/taipeiNextXR Radio; www.nextradio.com/seoul
www.montyguy.com

17th LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS event to be Star-Studded - November 15, 2016

17th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® AWARDS extravaganza promises star- studded gala and stellar performances.
NEWS RELEASEMARC ANTHONY, 2016 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR HONOREE, AND CURRENT NOMINEE REIK TO PERFORM ON THE 17TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® STAGE Javier Baez, Bebe, Marilina Bertoldi, Angelique Boyer, Aroldis Chapman, Jackie Cruz, Paula Fernandes, Jacob Forever, Becky G, Kany García, Enrique Iglesias, iLe, Poncho Lizarraga, Diego Luna, Eduardo Magallanes, La Marisoul, Jesús "Chino" Miranda, Niña Pastori, Luciano Pereyra, Draco Rosa, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Sin Bandera, Tommy Torres, Julieta Venegas, and Charlie Zaa Are Set To Present  Sebastián Rulli and Roselyn Sánchez To Host The Biggest Night in Latin Music® Live on the Univision Network Nov. 17, 2016, 8 p.m. ET/PT MIAMI (Nov. 15, 2016) — Latin GRAMMY® winners Marc Anthony and Reik have been added to the stellar group of talented performers and musicians who will take the stage at the 17th Latin GRAMMY Awards®. Presenters for The Biggest Night in Latin Music® — which include current Latin GRAMMY nominees, previous winners, sports figures, and celebrities from film and TV — are current nominees Bebe, Marilina Bertoldi, Paula Fernandes, Jacob Forever, Enrique Iglesias, ile, Poncho Lizarraga (Banda El Recodo), La Marisoul (La Santa Cecilia), Jesús "Chino" Miranda (Chino y Nacho), Niña Pastori, Luciano Pereyra, Sin Bandera, Tommy Torres, Julieta Venegas, and Charlie Zaa as well as Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Báez and pitcher Aroldis Chapman, actress Angelique Boyer, "Orange Is The New Black" actress Jackie Cruz, singer Becky G, Kany García, award-winning actor Diego Luna, legendary music arranger Eduardo Magallanes, Draco Rosa, and "Velvet" series actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Five-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY® winner Marc Anthony will be honored as the 2016 Latin Recording Academy® Person of the Year on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at a star-studded gala. Reik is nominated for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for Des/Amor. Anthony and Reik join previously announced performers: Alexis y Fido; J Balvin; Banda Los Recoditos; Los Fabulosos Cadillacs; Farruko featuring Ky-Mani Marley; Joss Favela, Fonseca, Gente De Zona, Jesse & Joy, Juanes; Mon Laferte; Pablo López; Manuel Medrano; Laura Pausini; Prince Royce featuring Gerardo Ortiz; Las Tres Grandes: Eugenia León, Tania Libertad, and Guadalupe Pineda; Diego Torres featuring Rachael Platten; Carlos Vives; Wisin; and Yandel. Argentine-Mexican actor Sebastián Rulli joins Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez to host the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards live on the Univision Network Nov. 17, from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. News from The Latin Recording Academy.

Monty Guy shares feature article link with Fans - November 14, 2016

Monty Guy recently received a ' Best Pop/Alternative Rock Album' award for his recent CD release entitled "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review". In addition, his previously released CD, the well liked "SATIN HEARTBEAT" was selected to receive a "Best Pop Album" Award. Both accolades were bestowed by the Akademia Music Awards organization.


With the ever increasing world wide radio airplay popularity of the CD selection called "What You Do To Me", Monty's Fans, Friends, and Supporters were presented with a revealing feature article culled from an in-depth interview by Andrew Edwards, the well regarded music industry analyst and writer who is associated with the Marquix Global Network. The link to the new feature article is http://www.marquix.tv/features/MontyGuy1.html

Monty Guy accepted on 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Entry List - October 26, 2016

The new Monty Guy CD entitled "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review" has been accepted by The Recording Academy to participate in the 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration scheduled for February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The CD has received a place in the following categories:

Album Of The Year; Record Of The Year (Hot Love Tonight); Song Of The Year (Love For You Is All My Fault); Pop Solo Performance (What You Do To Me); Pop Vocal Album; Arrangement, Instrument and Vocals (Love For You Is All My Fault); Engineered Album, Non-Classical; and Recording Package.

"We attempted to produce a vibrant, yet, varied collection of song material; with a substantive ballad included for balance and enhanced listener appreciation", said Monty. The award from the Akademia Music Group as a 'Best Pop/Alternative Rock Album', indicated that we were on the right track. Also, our graphic design artists understood the project's concept direction, and created a magnificent CD cover art piece for presentation to our Fans, Friends, and Supporters.

It's wonderful to be included in the GRAMMYs. Our best accomplishment, to date, would be the tremendous display of warmth and enthusiastic support which we are receiving from Fans, Friends, and Supporters for our style of music creativity, said Monty. In addition, the opportunity to be included in so many International Radio Station playlists, is a development that causes us to exhibit a most appreciative state of wide eyed exhilaration. Of course, seeing the new CD included and featured so prominently on various 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Entry Lists is a most surprising and gratifying experience for which we will always be both thankful and extremely grateful.

The 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration promises to be both exciting and memorable for Artists, Producers, and Lovers of great music creativity.

MONTY GUY Friends In Motion; David Longoria - October 14, 2016

'The Journey' of the 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration is exciting.
The well regarded international trumpeter/singer/music producer David Longoria just introduced his new release.
Known as "The Man with the Golden Horn", David composed and recorded the song "We Are One" to remind, promote, enhance, and inculcate social tolerance, harmony, and  understanding.
This exciting Contemporary Instrumental album called The Journey, is being called groundbreaking for the unique blend of  trumpet work along with an EDM/dance music soundscape. The songs are engaging and memorable.
'The Journey', features the joyful collaboration of more than 600 artists, spanning time, style, and genre, all singing together, to promote unity. The work was a  gigantic logistical and engineering challenge; recorded in numerous international studios including New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Baltimore, Houston, London, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and many other places. This has never been done before; crafting a pop song with more than 600 artists all singing in unison. The message is inspiring, and may well be significantly more powerful than the song. 
The 59th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration features Recording Artists who are highlighting and championing social consciousness with their passion, talent, and craftwork.

Shanti Samsara - World Music For Environmental Consciousness; Ricky Kej - October 8, 2016

Shanti Samsara-World Music For Environmental Consciousness, delivered a moving, poignant, and educational experience at the Dolby 88 Theatre venue last night in New York City.
The viewing experience, showed in clear light, exhilarating movement, and stunning motion graphics, the deleterious effects of the global warming phenomenon; from the  disappearance of the inhabited and picturesque nation of Kiribati, to the trauma of species decimation. The painful experience of the, perhaps necessary, though tragic relocation of the elephant population, is revealed through tears flowing from the eyes of those majestic creatures.
Man's inhumanity to man, is again exhibited by the wanton destruction of the rain forests. A startling point regarding those life giving eco-systems is their role as "The lungs of the world",as they convert toxic gases to life giving oxygen for the innumerable species that occupy this planet; while unique and spectacular creations in flora, fauna and species are lost forever from the planet Earth.
The collection of extraordinary videos accentuated the profound presence and life supporting contribution of the River Ganges, popularly and reverently referred to as "Ganga". 
To the delight of many guests, friends, and supporters, Wouter Kellerman accentuated an energetic and exciting evening with artful and passionate music performance embellishment; notwithstanding the solemn and sobering notes sounded by the tragic effects of global warming and the fact of a disappearing Kiribati; as the encroaching front line of destruction moves further afield, while rapidly approaching the very doorstep of all mankind residing upon the planet Earth. 
Ricky Kej, with the magnificent support of over 500 talented music creators from over forty countries, has provided us with a much needed spoonful of sugar with which to contemplate and digest the methods and meaning of humanity's profound, yet fragile, earthly existence and occupation upon the Earth; a shimmering jewel of living sentience coruscating in a grand, unfathomable, yet fascinating Universe.

HOT XR RADIO-HOT FM RADIO plays Monty Guy - October 4, 2016

HOT XR RADIO Network...
...Awards playlist inclusion to the song "What You Do To Me".

In The CD "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review" by Monty Guy.

KHTL Los Angeles, California USA
www.hotfm-radio.com/losangeles8
KHTP Phoenix, Arizona USA
www.hotfm-radio.com/phoenix8
KHTS Shanghai, China
www.hotfm-radio.com/shanghai8
KHTI Istanbul, Turkey
www.hotfm-radio.com/istanbul8
KHTB Buenos Aires, Argentina
www.hotfm-radio.com/buenosaires8
www.montyguy.com.

Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation announces Grant Program - September 14, 2016

NEWS RELEASE:
The Latin Recording Academy

LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION®
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION GRANT PROGRAM

Applicants can visit www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com Deadline to apply is Nov. 2, 2016

MIAMI (Sept. 13, 2016) —The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® is now accepting applications for its 2017 Research and Preservation Grant Program, which was developed to fund projects aiming to protect and disseminate the heritage of Latin music.

Eligible applicants include musical and cultural institutions, nonprofit organizations, and scholars around the world who are leading initiatives related to the research and preservation of Latin music genres. Candidates will be reviewed by a committee of experts from across Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States.

Four projects will be bestowed with a grant of a maximum value of $5,000 each.

"Our focus and commitment have allowed the Foundation to position itself on the frontline of the preservation of Latin music heritage," said Manolo Diaz, Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "In a short period of time we have been able to provide funding for important bodies of work, including preserving the digitization of rare 78 rpm analog recordings, the publication of the life works of distinguished Latin composers, as well as compilations of Latin music genres in lead sheet format. These works have painted colorful moments in history while helping to move forward the Latin music we admire today."

Research Grants will fund projects focused on Latin music historical research, anthropology, and folklore among other subjects.

Preservation Grants will support projects aiming to archive and preserve the heritage of Latin music.
The Latin Recording Academy.

Monty Guy Wins Invitation to IMA Celebration - August 11, 2016

Monty Guy wins invitation to Independent Music Awards celebration with the new CD "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review"; featuring the song "What You Do To Me". Listen now...and enjoy!

http://fans.independentmusicawards.com/artists/monty-guy/?aff-3aTSTofmhjSKEhn

WINNER; Best Pop/Alternative Rock Album; Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review; June 2016; The Akademia Music Awards - June 17, 2016

'Monty Guy's genius resides equally in his deft rhythms and vibrant alt pop vocal constructions - listening to 'Intergalactic Tour And Showtime Review' is a surprising experience, elevated by jazzy flourishes and thoughtful interludes.'
http://www.theakademia.com/june2016_bestalbum_popalternativerock2.html

WINNER; Best Pop Album; SATIN HEARTBEAT; The Akademia Music Awards, April 2016 - April 30, 2016

WINNER: Best Pop Album; April 2016
THE AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS

http://www.theakademia.com/april2016_bestalbum_pop5.html
'Monty Guy delivers a compelling and distinct album with enchanting piano, graceful synths, and flawless arrangements tying it all together; each song richly worthy of mention.'

Dear Monty Guy,
We wanted to take this opportunity to formally congratulate you on winning The Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Album for ‘Satin Heartbeat’ in the April 2016 Akademia Music Awards!

The results are now available and public at: www.theakademia.com/home5  
www.montyguy.com.
MONTY GUY MUSIC, on Facebook

Recording Academy issues Special Merit Awards; Lifetime Achievement, Trustees, Technical GRAMMY Awards - January 13, 2016

The Recording Academy issues Special Merit Awards.
Names Lifetime Achievement, Trustees, and Technical GRAMMY Awards.

NEWS RELEASE

RUTH BROWN, CELIA CRUZ, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, HERBIE HANCOCK, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, LINDA RONSTADT, AND RUN DMC TO BE HONORED WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY® LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

JOHN CAGE, FRED FOSTER, AND CHRIS STRACHWITZ TO BE HONORED WITH TRUSTEES AWARD

EMT AND DR. HARVEY FLETCHER TO RECEIVE TECHNICAL GRAMMY® AWARDS


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2016) — The Recording Academy® announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and RUN DMC. John Cage, Fred Foster, and Chris Strachwitz are Trustees Award honorees; and EMT and Dr. Harvey Fletcher are Technical GRAMMY® Award recipients. A special ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in the spring of 2016. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Each year, The Academy has the distinct privilege of honoring those who have greatly contributed to our industry and cultural heritage, and this year we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy." Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come."

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by The Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

About the Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:

Ruth Brown* began her musical career in the church choir at the tender age of 4. A singer/songwriter, record producer, composer, and actress noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music, Brown became one of the undisputed architects of the genre. She recorded a number of hit songs, including "I'll Wait For You," "I Know," "5-10-15 Hours," and "Mambo Baby." She later went on to have a successful theater career.

Celia Cruz* was one of the most popular salsa singers and performers in history. Known internationally as the "Queen of Salsa," the Cuban-American Cruz was a larger-than life-personality. She recorded 23 gold albums and was a recipient of the United States National Medal of Arts. Cruz received three GRAMMY Awards and four Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Six-time GRAMMY winners Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most important and innovative contemporary pop/R&B musical forces of the 20th century. Members Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham*, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Verdine White, and Andrew Woolfolk built the group's distinctive signature sound, which has remained profoundly influential. Successfully breaking down all musical genre boundaries since forming in 1969, they recorded seven #1 R&B singles and eight Top 10 pop albums. Earth Wind & Fire earned more than 50 gold and platinum album certifications and more than 90 million albums worldwide, placing them on the list of best-selling musical artists of all time.

One of the most revered and idiosyncratic figures in jazz, Herbie Hancock has been at the forefront almost every development in electronic and acoustic jazz and R&B. A stylistically diverse and ever-intriguing canon of songs, including "Maiden Voyage" and "Rockit," has helped earn him 14 GRAMMY Awards during his impressive five-decade-plus professional solo career.

Marty Balin, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden*, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Grace Slick comprised Jefferson Airplane, pioneers of counterculture-era psychedelic rock. Emerging from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success, performing at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s — Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969), and Altamont (1969). Their 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the "Summer of Love." Two hits from that album, "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit," are among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

With roots in the Los Angeles country and folk-rock scenes, Linda Ronstadt is one of the most popular interpretive singers of all time, earning a string of platinum-selling albums and Top 40 singles. Throughout the 1970s, her laid-back pop never lost sight of her folky roots, yet as Ronstadt moved into the 1980s, she began to change her sound with the times, adding new wave influences. Her later years saw the 10-time GRAMMY winner exploring traditional pop, Latin, and musical theater.

RUN DMC, comprising of Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell*, and Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons, were one of the most influential and best-known acts in the history of rap. They were the first group in the genre to have a gold album (RUN DMC., 1984) and to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award. They were also the first hip-hop group to earn a platinum record (King Of Rock, 1985), and the first to earn multiplatinum certification (Raising Hell, 1986).

About the Trustees Award Honorees:

John Cage* was an avant-garde composer whose inventive works and unorthodox ideas profoundly influenced the entire music industry. His innovative ideas on composition and performance influenced a broad spectrum of artists including fellow musicians, dancers, choreographers, painters and more. Cage remained on the leading edge of both playful and profound experimentalism for the greater part of his career. One of Cage's best-known and most sonically intriguing innovations, the prepared piano, has become an almost commonplace compositional resource.

Music entrepreneur Fred Foster contributed a great deal to the Nashville music scene of the 1960s and 1970s as a producer and as the head of one of the city's strongest independent labels, Monument Records. He is best known for producing many classic hits by Roy Orbison. He also played a vital role in the career of Kris Kristofferson, and worked with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Ray Stevens, among others. From 1960 to 1964, Foster produced the overwhelming bulk of hit songs with which Orbison is associated: "Only The Lonely," "In Dreams," "Running Scared," "Blue Bayou," "Blue Angel," "Dream Baby," "Crying," "Candy Man," "Mean Woman Blues," "It's Over," and "Oh, Pretty Woman."

Chris Strachwitz has made his living celebrating the music he loves – music that forms the fabric of both American and international culture. He is the founder of Arhoolie Records and produces much of the content he releases. To blues fans he is a legend, releasing seminal works by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Charlie Musselwhite, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Joe Williams, Big Mama Thornton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Earl Hooker, and Elizabeth Cotten, and many others. Strachwitz also produces Cajun music, highlighted by his releases by Clifton Chenier, and also focused on Mexican recordings, especially Norteño music.

About the Technical GRAMMY Award Recipients:

Known as the father of stereophonic sound, Dr. Harvey Fletcher* was a prominent physicist, credited with inventing the hearing aid and the first audiometer. Through his research, he was able to document and demonstrate the spatial effects of sound, which he called auditory perspective, or stereo. However, it was his profound interest in music that led Fletcher to partner with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and this collaboration produced more than 100 stereo recordings. In his tests, listeners were often unable to distinguish the difference between the live orchestra and the recordings.

EMT (Elektro-mess-technik) was founded in Berlin in 1940, originally manufacturing high-end turntables. In 1957, the company made a huge breakthrough with the release of the EMT 140 Reverberation Unit — the first plate reverb. Upon its introduction, the EMT 140 Reverberation Unit quickly garnered popularity, providing a smoother substitute to spring reverb systems, simplifying the process of affecting recorded sound while providing the engineer with a more versatile and customizable interface than acoustic chambers. With the plates' introduction, the sound of popular music changed dramatically as evident in English recordings made at Abbey Road by the Beatles and Pink Floyd, as well as RCA Victor recordings by Nashville’s Chet Atkins and many others.

News from The Recording Academy.

MONTY GUY MUSIC Song Catalog On YouTube - January 2, 2016

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58th GRAMMY AWARDS; Nominations - December 7, 2015

GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd
Watch and share the Album Of The Year category roundup video

Record Of The Year:
"Really Love" — D'Angelo And The Vanguard
"Uptown Funk" — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
"Thinking Out Loud" — Ed Sheeran
"Blank Space" — Taylor Swift
"Can't Feel My Face" — The Weeknd
Watch and share the Record Of The Year category roundup video

Song Of The Year:
"Alright" — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
"Blank Space" — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
"Girl Crush" — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
"See You Again" — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
"Thinking Out Loud" — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
Watch and share the Song Of The Year category roundup video

Best New Artist:
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
Watch and share the Best New Artist category roundup video

POP FIELD
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Ship To Wreck" — Florence + The Machine
"Sugar" — Maroon 5
"Uptown Funk" — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
"Bad Blood" — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"See You Again" — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD
Best Dance Recording:
"We're All We Need" — Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
"Go" — The Chemical Brothers
"Never Catch Me" — Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Runaway (U & I)" — Galantis
"Where Are Ü Now" — Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
"Don't Wanna Fight" — Alabama Shakes
"What Kind Of Man" — Florence + The Machine
"Something From Nothing" — Foo Fighters
"Ex's & Oh's" — Elle King
"Moaning Lisa Smile" — Wolf Alice

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura — Björk
The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket
Currents — Tame Impala
Star Wars — Wilco

R&B FIELD
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart — Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

RAP FIELD
Best Rap Album:
2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole
Compton — Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late — Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Album:
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton

JAZZ FIELD
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
My Favorite Things — Joey Alexander
Breathless — Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios — Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
Beautiful Life — Jimmy Greene
Past Present — John Scofield

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Album:
Destined To Win (Live) — Karen Clark Sheard
Living It — Dorinda Clark-Cole
One Place Live — Tasha Cobbs
Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe) — Israel & Newbreed
Life Music: Stage Two — Jonathan McReynolds


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Whatever The Road — Jason Crabb
How Can It Be — Lauren Daigle
Saints And Sinners — Matt Maher
This Is Not A Test — Tobymac
Love Ran Red — Chris Tomlin

LATIN FIELD
Best Latin Pop Album:
Terral — Pablo Alborán
Healer — Alex Cuba
A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) — Ricky Martin
Sirope — Alejandro Sanz
Algo Sucede — Julieta Venegas

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
The Firewatcher's Daughter — Brandi Carlile
The Traveling Kind — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Something More Than Free — Jason Isbell
Mono — The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues — Punch Brothers

SPOKEN WORD FIELD
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
Blood On Snow (Jo Nesbø) — Patti Smith
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks — Dick Cavett
A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety — Jimmy Carter
Patience And Sarah (Isabel Miller) — Janis Ian & Jean Smart
Yes Please — Amy Poehler (& Various Artists)

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM
Best Music Film:
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown — James Brown
Sonic Highways — Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? — Nina Simone
The Wall — Roger Waters
Amy — Amy Winehouse
News from The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy lists 2016 Hall Of Fame Recordings - November 18, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ANNOUNCES
2016 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® INDUCTEES
26 Recordings Added to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®
Residing at the GRAMMY Museum®

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2015) — Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its vaunted GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 26 new titles, the list, now in its 43rd year, currently totals 1,013 recordings and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE.

"The Recording Academy remains dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music through the decades," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance. These works have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations and we are proud to induct them into our catalog of distinguished recordings."

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2016 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Andrews Sisters' "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)" to the Grateful Dead's American Beauty album. Also added to the highly regarded list are Blondie's "Heart Of Glass," Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful," John Coltrane's 1961 album Lush Life, Roberta Flack's 1969 album First Take, Fleetwood Mac's self-titled 1975 album, and the O'Jays' "For The Love Of Money." Other inductees include recordings by Jimmy Buffett, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan And The Band, John Lee Hooker, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, the Pretenders, and the Zombies, among others.

2016 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees
(Songwriters of singles in parentheses)

AMERICAN BEAUTY
Grateful Dead
Warner Bros. (1970)
Album

THE BASEMENT TAPES
Bob Dylan And The Band
Columbia (1975)
Album

"BOOM BOOM"
John Lee Hooker
(John Lee Hooker)
Vee-Jay (1962)
Single

"CELEBRATION"
Kool & The Gang
(Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown,
Eumir Deodato, Robert Mickens, Claydes
Smith, James Taylor, Dennis Thomas,
Earl Toon, Jr.)
De-Lite (1980)
Single

"COLD SWEAT—PART 1"
James Brown And The Famous Flames
(James Brown, Alfred Ellis)
King (1967)
Single

"THE DARK END OF THE STREET"
James Carr
(Chips Moman, Dan Penn)
Goldwax (1967)
Single

"DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT ME)"
Andrews Sisters
(Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charlie Tobias)
Decca (1942)
Single

ELLA AND LOUIS
Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Verve (1956)
Album

"THE FAT MAN"
Fats Domino
(Dave Bartholomew, Antoine Domino)
Imperial (1949)
Single

FIRST TAKE
Roberta Flack
Atlantic (1969)
Album

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac
Reprise (1975)
Album

"FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY"
The O'Jays
(Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff,
Anthony Jackson)
Philadelphia International (1974)
Single

"HEART OF GLASS"
Blondie
(Deborah Harry, Chris Stein)
Chrysalis (1979)
Single

"I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL"
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
(Jake Hooker, Alan Merrill)
Boardwalk (1982)
Single

"THE LOCO-MOTION"
Little Eva
(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
Dimension (1962)
Single

LUSH LIFE
John Coltrane
Prestige (1961)
Album

"MARGARITAVILLE"
Jimmy Buffett
(Jimmy Buffett)
ABC (1977)
Single

MILES SMILES
Miles Davis Quintet
Columbia (1967)
Album

PRETENDERS
The Pretenders
Sire (1980)
Album

RANDY NEWMAN
Randy Newman
Reprise (1968)
Album

"ROCK ISLAND LINE"
Lead Belly
(Traditional)
Asch (1942)
Single

"SHE'S ABOUT A MOVER"
Sir Douglas Quintet
(Doug Sahm)
Tribe (1965)
Single

"SHE'S NOT THERE"
The Zombies
(Rod Argent)
Parrot (1964)
Single

"THIS TRAIN"
(Traditional)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Decca (1939)
Single

"(WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO) BLACK AND BLUE"
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
(Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
Okeh (1929)
Single

"YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL"
(Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston)
Joe Cocker
A&M (1974)
Single
News from The Recording Academy.

16th Latin GRAMMY AWARDS Update - November 18, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

16TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY® STAGE TO FEATURE
32 PERFORMING ARTISTS AND 22 TALENTED PRESENTERS

Diego Boneta, Miguel Bosé, René Camacho, Pedro Capó, Aída Cuevas, Leslie Grace,
Jesse & Joy, Kaay, Víctor Manuelle, Rita Moreno, Chino y Nacho, Génesis Rodríguez,
Zoe Saldaña, Enrique Santos, Johnny Sky, María Toledo, Diego Torres,
Paulina Vega, Julieta Venegas, and Yandel are Set To Present

Jacqueline Bracamontes and Roselyn Sanchez To Host The Biggest Night in Latin Music® Live on the Univision Network Nov. 19, 8 p.m. ET/PT

MIAMI (Nov. 18, 2015) —The stage for the 16th Latin GRAMMY AwardsTM will feature and international presenter lineup and talented musicians, including memorable collaborations. Presenters for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards — which include current Latin GRAMMY® nominees, previous winners and celebrities from film, radio and TV — are: Mexican actor Diego Boneta; Latin GRAMMY winner Miguel Bosé;current nominees René Camacho, Pedro Capó and Aída Cuevas; singer Leslie Grace; Latin GRAMMY-winning Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy; current nominees Kaay; singer and current nominee Víctor Manuelle; Academy Award®, Emmy®, Tony, and GRAMMY winner Rita Moreno; Latin GRAMMY winners Chino y Nacho; actresses Génesis Rodríguez and Zoe Saldaña; radio and TV personality Enrique Santos; current nominees Johnny Sky, María Toledo and Diego Torres; Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega; Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Julieta Venegas; and Latin GRAMMY winner Yandel.

Previously announced performers include Spanish singer/songwriter and current nominee Pablo Alborán;
regional Mexican singer and current nominee Julión Álvarez; six-time Latin GRAMMY winners and current nominees Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizárraga; current nominees Bomba Estéreo and four-time GRAMMY winner Will Smith will share the stage for a show-stopping performance of their single "Fiesta (Remix)"; current nominees J Balvin and Farruko will perform alongside Major Lazer and mØ; current nominees and Afro-Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown will be joined onstage by the Cuban ballet company of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba; Colombian vallenato singer and current nominee Silvestre Dangond; Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Juan Luis Guerra; Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winners Maná; urban artist and current nominee Nicky Jam will team with Jamaican-American singer Omi; Latin GRAMMY winner and current nominee Natalia Jiménez is set to share the stage with Italian pop trio Il Volo; three-time Latin GRAMMY winner and one of this year's leading nominees Natalia Lafourcade; reggaeton Colombian artist and current nominee Maluma will join with female group Fifth Harmony for a once-in-a-lifetime performance; Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Ricky Martin; current nominee Matisse; regional Mexican singer and current nominee Espinoza Paz; singer/songwriter and current nominee Prince Royce; Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Alejandro Sanz will perform alongside Paula Fernandes and Mariachi Sol De México; Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and current nominee Raquel Sofía; a special performance by 2015 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Roberto Carlos; Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winners Los Tigres Del Norte; and Latin GRAMMY winner Wisin in an unforgettable performance with Ricky Martin.

Mexican actress Jacqueline Bracamontes and Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez will co-host, together for the first time, the Latin music industry's premier event. The Biggest Night In Latin Music® will air live on the Univision Network Nov. 19 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
News from The Latin Recording Academy.

Prelude To The 58th GRAMMY AWARDS Celebration - November 6, 2015

Today began with fascination, and culminated with awe.

I listened to a female vocalist whose lineage is Persian, a pianist from Japan, and a classical guitarist from Cuba. I marveled at the spectacularly vibrant creative environment within the American experience, as it exploded with the breathtaking opulence of ethereal majestic splendor.

The quality of this creative talent had me transfixed. Another amazing thing is this; these individuals, along with their expert musician colleagues, are representative of a group of music creators whose love of the music Art form manifests itself in all imaginable genres. You name a style; and know that someone in this group creates it with panache, aplomb, and excellence.

These remarkable individuals create, document, and present visions of the mind, passions of the heart, longings of the soul, and the genius of will that exists within the human condition. Their artful skills are a representation of the luminescent manifestation of Life within the cosmic phenomenon described as ' the Universe'. Their songs are like gossamer wings of faith, hope, and dreams; constantly being presented to elevate the human condition. In addition, they are well regarded as sensitive civic contributors who support community growth and well-being.

The accompanying artistic mural (in this site's photo section), a collage of new music CD covers, is a modest, yet true, indicator of the breadth, depth, and beauty of their talent; created for the benefit, pleasure, enlightenment, and elevation of us all.
(CD mural by Rupam Sarmah).

KENTO MASUDA, International Artist On The Move - November 4, 2015

KENTO MASUDA, International Artist On The Move.

KENTO MASUDA received the distinguished title of “Maestro” from the Knights of the Order of St. Sylvester on December 6, 2014. Masuda was given the Title of Maestro, and also performed at the “Associazione dei Cavalieri di San Silvestro” celebration by Sancti Silvestri Societas in Tivoli, Italy. Masuda was also recognized by the Order of St. Sylvester’s Knights and included in the group of "Gentlemen" who are distinguished for their contributions with their musical genius and for involvement with charities.
“Associazione dei Cavalieri di San Silvestro” Concert in Tivoli, Italy“Associazione dei Cavalieri di San Silvestro” Concert in Tivoli, Italy. Monumentalis Ecclesiae Sancti Silvestri Societas “Associazione dei Cavalieri di San Silvestro”
Tivoli, 6 dicembre 2014 – 6th Dec. 2014 –
KENTO MASUDA PIANO, LUNA VOCALS,
FABIUS CONSTABLE HARP, FRANCESCA BAZZURINI HARP
Associazione cavalieri di San Silvestro.
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