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Congratulations to all 65th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Nominees!

Today (NOV 16, 2022) the Recording Academy announced the final nominees for the 65th GRAMMY® Awards. A2IM is proud to extend a very excited congratulations to the 41 member companies who received a nomination this year! You can see the full list of nominees for the event here.

With 6 nominated artists each, Nice Life Recording and Domino Recording Co lead the pack, with a number more receiving over 3 nominations including Mack Avenue Music Group, Redwing Records, and Rounder Records.

Our members proved to be the most alternative, sweeping up 4 of the 5 nominations for Best Alternative Music Performance, and 3 of the 5 nominations for Best Alternative Music Album.

We also dominated in Best Americana Album and Best Contemporary Blues Album earning 4 of the 5 nominations, as well as Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Americana Performance, Best American Roots Song, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical with 3 of the 5 nominations.

Congratulations to the A2IM community on your Grammy® Award nominations!

“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)Redwing RecordsSong of the Year
Wet LegDomino Recording Co.Best New Artist
“Rosewood,” BonoboNinja TuneBest Dance/Electronic Recording
“Don’t Forget My Love,” Diplo and MiguelHigher Ground (Mad Decent)Best Dance/Electronic Recording
“Fragments,” BonoboNinja TuneBest Dance/Electronic Music Album
“Diplo,” DiploHigher Ground (Mad Decent)Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
“The Last Goodbye,” OdeszaFFC (Ninja TuneBest Dance/Electronic Music Album
“Crawl!,” IdlesPartisan RecordsBest Rock Performance
“Call Me Little Sunshine,” GhostLoma Vista (Concord)Best Metal Performance
“Crawler,” IdlesPartisan RecordsBest Rock Album
“Lucifer on the Sofa,” SpoonMatador RecordsBest Rock Album
“There’d Better Be a Mirrorball,” Arctic MonkeysDomino Recording Co.Best Alternative Music Performance
“Certainty,” Big Thief4ADBest Alternative Music Performance
“Chaise Longue,” Wet LegDomino Recording Co.Best Alternative Music Performance
“Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs featuring Perfume GeniusSecretly CanadianBest Alternative Music Performance
“Please Don’t Walk Away,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)EMPIREBest R&B Song
“Black Radio III,” Robert GlasperLoma Vista (Concord)Best R&B Album
“Watch the Sun,” PJ MortonEMPIREBest R&B Album
“Live Forever,” Willie NelsonNew West RecordsBest Country Solo Performance
“Going Where the Lonely Go,” Robert Plant and Alison KraussRounder Records (Concord)Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Rounds (Live),” Ambrose Akinmusire, soloistCandid Records (Exceleration Music)Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Fifty,” The Manhattan Transfer with the WDR FunkhausorchesterCraft Recordings / ConcordBest Jazz Vocal Album
“New Standards Vol. 1,” Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Nicholas Payton and Matthew StevensCandid Records (Exceleration Music)Best Jazz Instrumental Album
“Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival,” Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese and Esperanza SpaldingCandid Records (Exceleration Music)Best Jazz Instrumental Album
“Parallel Motion,” YellowjacketsMack Avenue Music GroupBest Jazz Instrumental Album
“Crisálida,” Danilo Pérez featuring the Global MessengersMack Avenue Music GroupBest Latin Jazz Album
“If You Will,” Flora PurimStrut Records / K7 Music GmbHBest Latin Jazz Album
“The Better Benediction,” PJ Morton featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers and Darrel Walls; PJ Morton, songwriterEMPIREBest Gospel Performance/Song
“For God Is With Us,” For King & Country and Hillary Scott; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone, songwritersCurbBest Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“2:22,” Karen Peck and New RiverDaywindBest Roots Gospel Album
“El Alimento,” CimafunkTerapia Productions/Thirty TigersBest Latin Rock or Alternative Album
“Prodigal Daughter,” Aoife O’Donovan and Allison RussellYep Roc RecordsBest American Roots Performance
“There You Go Again,” Asleep at the Wheel featuring Lyle LovettHome Records/Thirty TigersBest Americana Performance
“The Message,” Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Black ViolinSingle Lock RecordsBest Americana Performance
“Made Up Mind,” Bonnie RaittRedwing RecordsBest Americana Performance
“High and Lonesome,” T Bone Burnett and Robert Plant, songwriters (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss)Rounder distro ConcordBest American Roots Song
“Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)Redwing RecordsBest American Roots Song
“Prodigal Daughter,” Tim O’Brien and Aoife O’Donovan, songwriters (Aoife O’Donovan and Allison Russell)Yep Roc RecordsBest American Roots Song
“Things Happen That Way,” Dr. JohnRounder/ConcordBest Americana Album
“Good to Be … ,” Keb’ Mo’Rounder/ConcordBest Americana Album
“Raise the Roof,” Robert Plant and Alison KraussRounder/ConcordBest Americana Album
“Just Like That…,” Bonnie RaittRedwing RecordsBest Americana Album
“Get Yourself Outside,” Yonder Mountain String BandFrog Pag/Thirty TigersBest Bluegrass Album
“Heavy Load Blues,” Gov’t MuleFantasy/ConcordBest Traditional Blues Album
“Mississippi Son,” Charlie MusselwhiteAlligator RecordsBest Traditional Blues Album
“Done Come Too Far,” Shemekia CopelandAlligator RecordsBest Contemporary Blues Album
“Crown,” Eric GalesMascot/ProvogueBest Contemporary Blues Album
“Bloodline Maintenance,” Ben HarperChrysalisBest Contemporary Blues Album
“Set Sail,” North Mississippi AllstarsNew West RecordsBest Contemporary Blues Album
“Age of Apathy,” Aoife O’DonovanYep Roc RecordsBest Folk Album
“Gimme Love,” Matt B and Eddy KenzoVitae RecordsBest Global Music Performance
“Into the Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording),” Sara Bareilles, Brian d’Arcy James, Patina Miller and Phillipa Soo, principal vocalists; Rob Berman and Sean Patrick Flahaven, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist) (2022 Broadway Cast)Craft Records, distro ConcordBest Musical Theater Album
“Mr. Saturday Night,” Shoshana Bean, Billy Crystal, Randy Graff and David Paymer, principal vocalists; Jason Robert Brown, Sean Patrick Flahaven and Jeffrey Lesser, producers; Jason Robert Brown, composer; Amanda Green, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)Craft Records, distro ConcordBest Musical Theater Album
“Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues,” Danilo Pérez, composer (Danilo Pérez featuring the Global Messengers)Mack AvenueBest Instrumental Composition
“Refuge,” Geoffrey Keezer, composer (Geoffrey Keezer)Mack AvenueBest Instrumental Composition
“Let It Happen,” Louis Cole, arranger (Louis Cole)Brainfeeder (Ninja Tune)Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“Everything Was Beautiful,” Mark Farrow, art director (Spiritualized)Fat PossumBest Recording Package
“Voyeurist,” Tnsn Dvsn, art director (Underoath)Fearless Records (Concord)Best Recording Package
“Big Mess,” Berit Gwendolyn Gilma, art director (Danny Elfman)ANTI-Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Black Pumas (Collector’s Edition Box Set),” Jenna Krackenberger, Anna McCaleb and Preacher, art directors (Black Pumas)ATO RecordsBest Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Andy Irvine and Paul Brady,” Gareth Murphy, album notes writer (Andy Irvine and Paul Brady)CompassBest Album Notes
“Life’s Work: A Retrospective,” Ted Olson, album notes writer (Doc Watson)Craft/ConcordBest Album Notes
“Against the Odds: 1974-1982,” Tommy Manzi, Steve Rosenthal and Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer; Tom Camuso, restoration engineer (Blondie)Numero Group / CapitolBest Historical Album
“Life’s Work: A Retrospective,” Scott Billington, Ted Olson and Mason Williams, compilation producers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Doc Watson)Craft Recordings (Concord)Best Historical Album
Tobias Jesso Jr.True PantherSongwriter of the Year, Non-Classical
“Black Radio III,” Daniel Farris, Tiffany Gouché, Keith Lewis, Musiq Soulchild, Reginald Nicholas, Q-Tip, Amir Sulaiman, Michael Law Thomas and Jon Zacks, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Robert Glasper)Loma Vista RecordingsBest Engineered Album, Non-Classical
“Chloë and the Next 20th Century,” Dave Cerminara and Jonathan Wilson, engineers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer (Father John Misty)Sub Pop RecordsBest Engineered Album, Non-Classical
“Wet Leg,” Jon McMullen, Joshua Mobaraki, Alan Moulder and Alexis Smith, engineers; Matt Colton, mastering engineer (Wet Leg)Domino Recording CoBest Engineered Album, Non-Classical
“Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix),” Soulwax, remixers (Wet Leg)Domino Recording CoBest Remixed Recording
“How Do I Find You,” Sasha Cooke, soloist; Kirill Kuzmin, pianistPentatoneBest Classical Solo Vocal Album
“Bermel: Intonations,” Derek Bermel, composer (Jack Quartet)NaxosBest Contemporary Classical Composition

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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