Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Stars of music protest against Grammy cuts

Stars from the music industry have banded together to protest against cuts to categories at the Grammys.
Great deals on musical instruments

Some of the biggest music stars in the industry have got together to protest against changes proposed by organisers of the Grammy Awards.

Electric guitar player Carlos Santana, piano player Herbie Hancock, and acoustic guitar player Paul Simon are leading the charge against the cutting of 30 categories at the prestigious awards.

Some of the categories up for the chop include contemporary blues, Native American, Hawaiian, and Latin jazz. Some have viewed it as an attack on "ethnic music".

The group of musicians have argued that the changes were made without them even being consulted, which as academy members they believe is implied.

In a letter to Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, Simon wrote: "I believe the Grammys have done a disservice to many talented musicians by combining previously distinct and separate types of music into a catch-all of blurry larger categories."

He added that such artists "deserved" the recognition they got with these separate acknowledgements.

Mr Portnow countered by saying the musicians had been consulted, leaving the situation unresolved.

The first ever Grammy Awards ceremony was held in 1959. Sir Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British composer has won the most ever Grammys: 31 in total.

Save Money Now And Buy Online Today


Posted on 28 May 2011 12:33 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News


Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity

28 Sep 2016 17:21

Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017

28 Sep 2016 11:15

A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed

21 Sep 2016 16:06

Recent Music News


Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.

24 Oct 2016 15:23

With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37

Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table

20 Oct 2016 17:06

With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package

18 Oct 2016 15:07