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BMI Writers Clinch Major GRAMMYs

Posted in News on January 28, 2014
Pictured: Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk
Pictured: Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk

Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers enjoyed several spectacular moments at the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Multiple wins were given to Best New Artist sensations Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed the show-stopping “Same Love,” which was one of the evening’s most memorable highlights. Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Kacey Musgraves also enjoyed multiple trophies, including the coveted Album and Record of the Year for Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers and Best Country Album and Song for Musgraves. In addition, BMI’s Jazz constituents swept all of the awards in the Jazz categories.

An important new recognition in support of promoting music in schools was added this year, with a GRAMMY awarded to Music Educator of the Year. Teacher Kent Knappenberger of Westfield Academy and Central School in Westfield, New York, earned the coveted trophy. Read about Mr. Knappenberger’s tie with BMI here.

Congratulations to all of the BMI GRAMMY winners:

Daft Punk
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Random Access Memories
RECORD OF THE YEAR - Get Lucky
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST RAP ALBUM
BEST RAP SONG
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

Nile Rodgers
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Random Access Memories
RECORD OF THE YEAR - Get Lucky
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Kacey Musgraves
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
BEST COUNTRY SONG

Foxes (PRS)
BEST DANCE RECORDING

Imagine Dragons
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
BEST ROCK SONG

Gary Clark Jr.
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

Jerome Harmon
BEST R&B SONG

Rihanna
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Wanz
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

The Civil Wars
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Laura Sullivan
BEST NEW AGE ALBUM

Wayne Shorter
BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO

Gregory Porter
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

Terri Lyne Carrington
BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Randy Brecker
BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente
BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM

Christopher Stevens
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG

La Santa Cecilia
BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM

Del McCoury Band
BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

Charlie Musselwhite
BEST BLUES ALBUM

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

Kathy Griffin
BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Billy Porter
BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Cyndi Lauper
BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Butch Vig
BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK

Thomas Newman
BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK

Adele Adkins (PRS)
BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Andrew Loog Oldham (PRS)
BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM

Clare Fischer
BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION

Al Schmitt
BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM

David Fincher
BEST MUSIC VIDEO