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Shuffle On! February Edition

*Discover New Tracks*

tony-dj Shuffle On! is a new section in The Gramophone Reporter to share new quality music that you probably won’t hear in the mainstream radio. By the end of each month, a set of five to ten songs will be posted here for you to listen. Feel free to give your feedback and recommend your favourite new tracks as well.

Enjoy! Continue reading “Shuffle On! February Edition”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards

Predictions for the 57th GRAMMYs are in!

eminem2013The 56th GRAMMY Awards wrapped up last month. Hence, the countdown for the upcoming 57th GRAMMY Awards, most likely to be held by mid-February 2015, has begun. The eligibility period is October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.

Despite some of you might think it is way too early to start discussing the contenders for next year’s GRAMMYs. It is important to note that at least a third of the nominees (or even more) will come from the last quarter of the year 2013. Whatsoever, by the end of each month and up until September (when the eligibililty period ends) I will be updating my predictions for the four general field categories.

Click here to take a look at the predictions.

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Weekly Music Mix #9

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Welcome again to the weekly “Music Mix” challenge from fellow blogger Steve.

For now. Every week he’ll post three new questions with the answer being a song title. Here’s a reminder of the rules

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Here are this week’s results Continue reading “Weekly Music Mix #9”

Posted in Juno Awards, Other Music Awards

Arcade Fire tops JUNO Awards Nominations with six

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The nominations for the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards have just been revealed. Arcade Fire scored six nominations including Album of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year for Reflektor. This is even one more nod than the five they got from their masterpiece and GRAMMY-Award winning, The Suburbs. The Montreal ensemble is also up for Group of the Year, a category they previously won in 2008 and 2011, they are also up for Songwriter of the Year and, for the very first time, to the JUNO Fan Choice Award. The song “Reflektor” received a nod for Single of the Year. Continue reading “Arcade Fire tops JUNO Awards Nominations with six”

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Odds for the 2014 Juno Awards

juno-award-statueThe JUNO Awards, Canada’s music awards, are just around the corner. Nomination for the 43rd annual ceremony will be presented tomorrow, February 4th. This year’s eligibility period ranges from September 1, 2012 to November 13, 2013.

For those who don’t know: The JUNOs, colloquially known as the ‘Canadian Grammys’, are organized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS); and are presented exclusively to Canadian musicians. There is one category, the “International Album of the Year”, presented to foreign acts for the best-selling album in the Canadian market. In most categories, both winners and nominees are determined by CARAS members. However, there are some categories, like Album and Single of the Year, were they are determined by a combination of sales and votes. Continue reading “Odds for the 2014 Juno Awards”