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The Road to the GRAMMY Awards

The Road to the GRAMMY Awards

Introduction: History of the GRAMMY Awards On May 4, 1959, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (presently, Recording Academy) hosted the first GRAMMY Awards ceremony at simultaneous banquets held in Beverly Hills and New York. Celebrating recordings from 1958, the initial ceremony was not televised and was attended by industry insiders and select [...]
Careers Through Music Video Series: Networking

Careers Through Music Video Series: Networking

These 15 videos correspond with the 15 lesson plans in the critically acclaimed book "Careers Through Music" by GRAMMY Camp and USC Thornton School of Music faculty Chris Sampson. Each lesson concentrates on a workforce development skill taught in ensemble music classes. These skills contribute to making students career and college ready and also beneficial [...]
Meet This Week’s Featured Staff Member: Danny Lopez

Meet This Week’s Featured Staff Member: Danny Lopez

This week, we are shining the spotlight on our Accounting Manager, Danny, to learn more about who he is and what he is listening to! What are your favorite genres of music? Favorite genres are Hip-Hop & Blues. Do you play an instrument, if so, what and for how long? I’ve been “playing” guitar for [...]
GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Creativity

GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Creativity

These 15 videos correspond with the 15 lesson plans in the critically acclaimed book "Careers Through Music" by GRAMMY Camp and USC Thornton School of Music faculty Chris Sampson. Each lesson concentrates on a workforce development skill taught in ensemble music classes. These skills contribute to making students career and college ready and also beneficial [...]
GRAMMY Museum and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Foundation Present: Shape, Wiggle, Go!

GRAMMY Museum and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Foundation Present: Shape, Wiggle, Go!

Join Ricardo Hurtado and Education Through Music-Los Angeles and Music Therapist/Educator Ricardo Hurtado as they perform an activity to demonstrate movement through music. Through making shapes with your body, then wiggling, then breaking into a dance move of your choice, participants move beyond the steady beat of the song. By asserting motion to music, it [...]
July Museum At Home Release Schedule

July Museum At Home Release Schedule

We're excited to announce the GRAMMY Museum's next round of never-before-released free digital content from their archive while the Museum in Los Angeles is closed until further notice in light of COVID-19. The Museum's Public Programs digital series features new intimate sit-down interviews with artists and musicians recorded via Zoom, as well as archival Programs [...]
GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Vocal Mechanics 101: Understanding the body’s role in Vocalization

GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Vocal Mechanics 101: Understanding the body’s role in Vocalization

Patrick Lundquist, co-founder of Vocal Health and Training Company OOVO, dives into Voice Mechanics 101 by sharing his techniques. Far too often, musicians put time into learning how to sing without first understanding how the voice itself actually works. By training the four elements: Breath, Voicebox, Vocal Track, & Articulators (being your lips and tongues) [...]
Revisit: Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967

Revisit: Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT In May 2017, the GRAMMY Museum, in collaboration with Lou Adler, GRAMMY®-winning producer and co-founder of the Monterey International Pop Festival, presented Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967. Fifty years after the legendary music festival, the exhibit explored how music became the counterculture's most significant cultural expression in 1967, [...]
GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: DAMN: The Art and Importance of Storytelling

GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: DAMN: The Art and Importance of Storytelling

Pulitzer Prize-winner Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking album, DAMN, is more than just music. It is a statement, a story. From his performance atop a vandalized police car on the BET Awards to his commentary-laced lyrical rabbit holes, Kendrick Lemar knows how to tell a story. By examining some of his tracks and videos, we will decipher [...]
The Member Playlist – 5th Edition

The Member Playlist – 5th Edition

Curated by members of the GRAMMY Museum, the fifth edition of the Member Playlist is now available on Spotify. Thank you to everyone who helped put this week’s list together! To learn more about Membership at the GRAMMY Museum, including levels and benefit, please visit our Membership page. We're updating the playlist bi-monthly, so please [...]