Carole King Honored as MusiCares’ Person of the Year

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Carole King (left) and daughter Louise Goffin work in Studio D at The Village

One of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week, the MusiCares Person of the Year gala was held during Grammy Week on Friday, Jan. 24.

While Carole King’s Grammy Award-winning debut album, Tapestry, was partially recorded within the walls of the Village, she has been a staple at the Studio since it’s doors opened in 1968. Having written over 100 pop hits now – from Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to her own, “I Feel the Earth Move” – it all started when King wrote her first hit at age 18, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” for The Shirelles. The icon has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is also the first woman to have won the Song of the Year Grammy award in 1972 for “You’ve Got A Friend”.

King received the high honor in recognition of her extraordinary creative accomplishments and significant charitable work. Just as her music career evolves, so has her involvement with environmental organizations, supporting a range of political causes including forest wilderness preservation.

Friday’s tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter included performances by a wide range of artists performing covers of some of her best-known songs: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, Zac Brown, Alicia Keys and more.

Watch the star-studded video featuring highlights from the Tribute below:

Or view the video over at Grammy.com

KCAL 9 Reports on Grammy P&E Wing Event at The Village

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The Recording Academy celebrated one of the most influential artists in music at The Village on Tuesday. The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing focuses on the Preservation of Sound and Sound Quality, recognizing Neil Young this year for a Lifetime of Achievement. Young was all smiles as he told KCAL 9, “I love sound, I love making records.”

The evening also featured a special surprise performance by Dave Matthews. His three-song acoustic set included, “Rye Whiskey,” “My My, Hey Hey,” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.”

Watch the full video here or below:

 

Variety Reports on Grammy P&E Wing Event at The Village

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Celebrating one of the most influential artists in music, The Recording Academy held the Producers & Engineer’s Wing Grammy Event at the Village Studios on Tuesday. Focusing on the Preservation of Sound and Sound Quality, the Academy honored Neil Young for a Lifetime of Achievement.

In front of a crowd of his peers including Kris Kristofferson, Colbie Caillat, Jeff Baxter, Jakob Dylan, Liz Phair, Peter Asher, Al Schmitt, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Young’s old Buffalo Springfield bandmate Stephen Stills, Young applauded the abilities of modern producers.

The evening also featured a special surprise performance by Dave Matthews (pictured with Young above). His three-song acoustic set included, “Rye Whiskey,” “My My, Hey Hey,” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.”

Read the full feature by Andrew Barker Here.

Matthew McConaughey and Robbie Robertson team up on The Wolf Of Wall Street’s ‘The Money Chant’.

 

Director, Martin Scorsese and music producer, Robbie Robertson (co-founder  of The Band) have collaborated  on multiple films over the past four decades including their recent project, The Wolf of Wall Street.

One of the favorite soundtracks from the film is “The Money Chant” – written and performed by Robbie Robertson featuring Matthew McConaughey.  Check out the trailor and an interview about the film.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, P.J. Byrne

Robbie Robertson IMDB Credit: (performer: “The Money Chant”) / (producer: “The Money Chant”) / (writer: “The Money Chant”) 

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