Crowdfunding Platform ArtistShare Submits Recordings for Consideration to the 58th Grammy Awards Following Kickstarter Lawsuit

ArtistShareFollowing its never-ending legal battle with Kickstarter,  crowdfunding platform ArtistShare has moved on and announced that it submitted recording for consideration to the 58th Grammy Awards.

ArtistShare offered up seven new fan-funded recordings for consideration in the 58th Grammy Awards. Its previous recordings have received nine Grammy Awards and eighteen Grammy nominations. These were done through the BlueNote/ ArtistShare label, which is a partnership forged by ArtistShare Founder and CEO, Brian Camelio, the late Chairmen Emeritus of Blue Note Records Bruce Lundvall, and current President of Blue Note Records, Don Was.

Brian CamelioBruce Lundvall referred to the collaboration as “a key component in the future of the music business.” Brian Camelio stated:

 “The BlueNote/ArtistShare partnership is groundbreaking, as it is the first partnership between a major label and a crowdfunding platform. I would love to see our newest release, Lines of Color [Gil Evans Project], receive the recognition that it deserves.”

 

BlueNote/ArtistShare and ArtistShare submitted the following records for consideration:

Lines of Color: Gil Evans Project


Large Ensemble Album
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Instrumental Composition
Improvised Jazz Solo

The Gil Evans Project’s second recording, recorded during their fourth-annual, week-long engagement at the Jazz Standard in New York City. They recorded many recently discovered, previously un-recorded works that were heard for the first time, in addition to some of Gil’s classic arrangements.

The Thompson Fields: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Grammy AwardsAlbum of the Year
Improvised Jazz Solo
Improvised Jazz Solo
Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Instrumental Composition
Recording Package
Engineered Album, Non- Classical

The Thompson Fields is the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s first studio record in eight years. This record exemplifies Maria’s compositional prowess with pieces descriptive Maria’s home in southwest Minnesota, to being inspired by the first time she heard a samba in Rio. There’s a piece inspired by the Birds of Paradise Project from Cornell University, and they recorded A Potter’s Song, written in memory the beloved Laurie Frink.

Planetary Coalition: Alex Skolnick

Improvised Jazz Solo
World Music Album
Instrumental Composition
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Legendary guitarist, Alex Skolnick, has formed a group of 27 musicians from all over the world, including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kiran Ahluwalia, Adnan Joubran, the NY Gypsy All Stars, and many more. This project also doubles as a movement to bring people together.

John Clayton and Hank JonesThe Parlor Series Vol. 2: John Clayton and Hank Jones

Best Historical Album

The Parlor Series Vol. 2: John Clayton with Hank Jones is the second installment in a series of intimate musical recordings from bassist, John Clayton. Inspired by recordings of Hank Jones and Charlie Haden, John and Hank got together to record a collection of Negro Spirituals.

Koppel + Colley + Blade Collective: Koppel Colley Blade Collective

Jazz Instrumental Album
Improvised Jazz Solo
Instrumental Composition
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

A newly formed chord-less trio featuring Benjamin Koppel on saxophone, Brian Blade on drums, and Scott Colley on bass. The album features new compositions directly inspired by personal landscapes, as well as fresh new landscapes that were encounter along their tour abroad.

Titanes del Trombón- Doug BeaversTitanes del Trombón: Doug Beavers

Album of the Year
Latin Jazz Album
Arrangement, Instrumental or A cappella
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Doug teamed up with an all star-cast including Oscar Hernández, Dafnis Prieto, Luisito Guintero, Edsel Gomez, Eddie Montalvo, and many other amazing musicians. There are a total of 37 players on this album, which Doug recorded in studios from New York to Florida to California.

Honey & Air: Requinte Trio

Album of the Year
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocal

The Requinte Trio features 9 time Grammy Award winning solo artist and vocalist for the Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel, Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, Nanny Assis, and Multi-Grammy nominated pianist and composer, John Di Martino. Honey & Air is the first collaboration between these masterful musicians, and is a true creative combustion of music.


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