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TEC_logo_2015_30th_NomineeLady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s “Anything Goes” has been nominated for a 30th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement in the category of Record Production/Single or Track.  You can watch the video of the performance here.

Also, Paul McCartney’s NEW has been nominated for a TEC Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement in the category of Record Production Album.

The winners of the 30th Annual TEC Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held Saturday evening, January 24, 2015 at the Anaheim Hilton as a special highlight of the NAMM Show, one of the world’s largest music products trade shows.


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Here is the music video of the mashup.

Here is another studio video from the new album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled, Cheek to Cheek, from Interscope.  It features the song, “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

…and a good write-up by The Wall Street Journal about the project.

Watch Josh Groban: Sing Your Song, A YoungArt’s Masterclass documentary special on HBO, shot in Studio A.  Here is a preview:

For more information, visit the HBO’s Documentaries page.

Eddie Palmieri returned to the studio to record new music for the first time since 2006.  He recorded for Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau’s “Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC.”

Cast of Bridges of Madison County

The session was held in Studio A.  Here is the original post from BroadwayWorld.com.  You can see additional photos at TheaterMania.

Here are some studio footage videos:





Arctic Monkeys released another live acoustic performance recorded at Avatar, this time their song “Do I Wanna Know?”

The nominees for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced (full list).  The following projects were done at Avatar Studios.  Congratulations to all the nominees!  The GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.

1. Record Of The Year

Locked Out Of Heaven

Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Mark Ronson & The Smeezingtons, producers; Alalal, Josh Blair, Wayne Gordon, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; David Kutch, mastering engineer
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic

3. Song Of The Year

Locked Out Of Heaven

Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic; Publishers: Mars Force Songs, LLC/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC/BMG/Roc Nation Music/Music Famamanem LP/EMI April Music Inc./Toy Plane Music – Universal Music/Universal Music Corp.

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Unorthodox Jukebox

Bruno Mars
Label: Atlantic

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Viva Duets

Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Label: Columbia Records


Dionne Warwick
Label: Blue Horizon

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album


Cécile McLorin Salvant
Label: Mack Avenue Records

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Pushing The World Away

Kenny Garrett
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Out Here

Christian McBride Trio
Label: Mack Avenue Records

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Brooklyn Babylon

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Label: New Amsterdam Records

62. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Swing Low

Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
Label: Masterworks

70. Best Surround Sound Album

Sixteen Sunsets

Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Label: Pure Audio Records

Sound of Music

The Sound of Music cast recording for the NBC’s live event was recorded at Avatar.  You can see some footage from Avatar in the “The Making of The Sound of Music Live”, which was originally aired on NBC on November 20, 2013.  The cast recording portion starts at around 24:40.

You can also see photos from the sessions here, here and here.

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