Avid Customers Take Centre Stage at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards

Award winners created with Avid’s audio solutions include Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today congratulated its many award-winning and nominated customers at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts. At the ceremony on 26 January in Los Angeles, the preeminent peer-recognised awards for music excellence were bestowed on numerous artists, producers and engineers who use Avid audio solutions.

Avid audio professionals created GRAMMY Award winners including Album of the Year Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, Record of the Year Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and Song of the Year Royals by Joel Little and Ella Yelich O’Connor (Lorde).

GRAMMY Award nominee for Producer of the Year Ariel Rechtshaid has produced records spanning indie/alternative, hip-hop, reggae and R&B. His 2013 releases include Best Alternative Music Album, Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City, as well as Haim’s Days Are Gone, Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated, and Sky Ferreira’s Everything is Embarrassing. “The GRAMMY nomination for Producer of the Year is an honour,” he said. “I share it with all the artists I’ve been fortunate enough to make music with. We’ve always strived to make music that sounds unlike anything out there and it’s fantastic to be recognised by The Recording Academy. We couldn’t have done it without Avid ProTools®.”


Other GRAMMY Award-winning projects by artists, producers and engineers who use Avid solutions in their studios include Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive (Best Rock Performance), Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox (Best Pop Vocal Album), and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist (Best Rap Album).

“It is a great honour that the world’s most talented music professionals choose Avid Pro Tools and our entire line of industry-leading audio solutions to record and produce the best music across all genres,” said Avid president and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. “As a company that’s passionate about and inspired by world-class content creation and technical innovation, we congratulate our GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated customers on their outstanding artistic and technical achievements.”

GRAMMY Award winners and nominees relied on Avid audio solutions to create:

·    Album of the Year:
-       Random Access Memories by Daft Punk (WINNER)
-       The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles
-       Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
-       The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
-       Red by Taylor Swift


·    Record of the Year:
-       Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (WINNER)
-       Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
-       Royals by Lorde
-       Locked out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
-       Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

·    Song of the Year:
-       Royals by Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor (Lorde) (WINNER)
-       Just Give Me A Reason by Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess (Pink featuring Nate Ruess)
-       Locked Out of Heaven by Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars)
-       Roar by Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter (Katy Perry)
-       Same Love by Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert)


·    Best Pop Solo Performance:
-       Royals by Lorde (WINNER)
-       Brave by Sara Bareilles
-       When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars
-       Roar by Katy Perry
-       Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

·    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
-       Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (WINNER)
-       Just Give Me A Reason by Pink featuring Nate Ruess
-       Stay by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
-       Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell
-       Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake & Jay Z


·    Best Pop Vocal Album:
-       Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars (WINNER)
-       Paradise by Lana Del Rey
-       Pure Heroine by Lorde
-       Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
-       The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience by Justin Timberlake

·    Best Engineered Album:
-       Random Access Memories by Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers (Daft Punk) (WINNER)
-       The Blue Room by Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones (Madeleine Peyroux)
-       The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here by Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
-       …Like Clockwork by Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
-       The Moorings by Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineering (Andrew Duhon)


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