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NEWS 02 Dec 2010

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CONCORD MUSIC GROUP GARNERS 24 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

December 2, 2010 - Last night, Concord Music Group received 24 GRAMMY nominations spanning a dazzling array of genres, demonstrating the breadth and talent of the independent music company’s diverse roster. The recognition from NARAS caps an incredibly impressive year for the company that included the acquisition of renowned American roots label Rounder Records and partnership with Paul McCartney and MPL Communications to market and distribute McCartney’s revered post-Beatles solo and Wings catalog.


“We are extremely grateful that Concord Music Group’s superb family of artists and labels have been acknowledged with a remarkable 24 Grammy nominations this year,” stated Concord Music Group chief label officer Gene Rumsey. “Every day we work to create a place where great music and artists can flourish and thrive. We’re proud to be associated and blessed with performers of such talent, ambition and passion.”

Winners will be announcedon Sunday, February 13th at the GRAMMY Awards, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network. Below is the complete list of nominations for the Concord Music Group:

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
NO MYSTERY
Stanley Clarke
Track from: The Stanley Clarke Band
[Heads Up International]

Best Pop Instrumental Album
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE
Gerald Albright
[Heads Up International]

HEART AND SOUL
Kenny G
[Concord Records]

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
HELTER SKELTER
Paul McCartney
Track from: Good Evening New York City
[Hear Music/Universal/Concord]

SILVER RIDER
Robert Plant
Track from: Band Of Joy
[Rounder]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
ELIZABETH
Dailey & Vincent
Track from: Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers
[Rounder]

WHERE RAINBOWS NEVER DIE
The SteelDrivers
Track from: Reckless
[Rounder]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND
The Stanley Clarke Band
[Heads Up International]

NOW IS THE TIME
Jeff Lorber Fusion
[Heads Up International]

Best Latin Jazz Album
PSYCHEDELIC BLUES
Poncho Sanchez
[Concord Picante]

Best Tropical Latin Album
VIVA LA TRADICIÓN
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
[Concord Picante]

Best Americana Album
COUNTRY MUSIC
Willie Nelson
[Rounder]

BAND OF JOY
Robert Plant
[Rounder]

Best Bluegrass Album
RECKLESS
The SteelDrivers
[Rounder]

Best Traditional Blues Album
JOINED AT THE HIP
Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
[Telarc]

Best Contemporary Folk Album
THE AGE OF MIRACLES
Mary Chapin Carpenter
[Zoe Records]

Best Contemporary World Music Album
BOM TEMPO
Sergio Mendes
[Concord Records]

Best Album Notes
SIDE STEPS
Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
[Prestige Records]

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
PINK ELEPHANT
Seth Presant & Leon F. Sylvers III, engineers (N'dambi)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Mike Rizzo, remixer (Sergio Mendes)
[Concord]

Best Surround Sound Album
SONGS AND STORIES (MONSTER MUSIC VERSION)
Don Murray, surround mix engineer; Sangwook Nam & Doug
Sax, surround mastering engineers; John Burk, Noel Lee &
Marcus Miller, surround producers (George Benson)
[Concord Records/Monster Music]

Best Engineered Album, Classical
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN...?
Robert Friedrich, engineer (Turtle Island Quartet, Stefon
Harris & Mike Marshall)
[Telarc]

Best Long Form Music Video
RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE
Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, video directors; Sam Dunn & Scot
McFadyen, video producers
[Zoe]
Rush

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