Music News 2.13.17

Bite-Size Grammy Rundown

The 59th Grammy Awards were last night, and as usual, opinions on the awards given and the ceremony itself are polarizing. Beyonce took home awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video, but lost out on Best Song, Record, Album, and Music Film, losing three of them to Adele, who used her Album of the Year speech to speak of Beyonce’s influence and essentially say the Houston-singer should have won the award before literally breaking her Grammy and offering a piece of it to share with Beyonce. John Williams took home his 5th Grammy for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Willie’s album of Gershwin covers earned the Redheaded Stranger his 12th Grammy, Sturgill Simpson won Best Country Album, Chance the Rapper won Best New Artist, Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album, Central-Texan Sarah Jarosz took home Grammys for Best American Roots Performance for her song “House of Mercy,” and her Undercurrents won Best Folk Album. David Bowie won four posthumous Grammys: Best Rock Performance; Rock Song; Alternative Music Album; Engineered Album, Non-Classical; and Blackstar itself took home the award for Best Record Packaging. Oh, and as promised, while the Grammys were underway, Prince’s catalog became available on all streaming platforms.



Abelton Puts on Its Radiohead

Albelton adorns its Radiohead with a new Live pack featuring grooves from the band’s discography to help you add that signature Radiohead swing, timing, and humanization to your own rhythms and grooves using Albelton Live’s Groove Pool feature and can even add a “random” parameter to add amore natural feel to each track. Users will need to be running Albelton Live 9.7.1 or later to take advantage of the Radiohead package, a link to which can be found on our website. SoundCheck Musc News lives on the home page.



-Taylor Wallace

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