AWARDS INDUSTRY NEWS

Paul Shaffer Enters Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Co-penned by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara in 1979 and originally intended for Donna Summer, It’s Raining Men became a massive hit for The Weather Girls in 1982, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and all these years later earns Shaffer recognition

Grammy Week to Kick Off With ‘Women in the Mix’ Event Featuring Cyndi Lauper, Ingrid Andress, Sheila E., More

Grammy Week 2021 will kick off with a new event titled “Women in the Mix,” which aims to highlight and amplify the voices of female producers, engineers, artists and executives in the music industry.

Academy Of Country Music® Announces Nominees For Radio Awards Categories For The 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards

The Radio Awards winners will be announced ahead of the 56th ACM Awards in April and more info to follow in the coming months. The 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18

Morgan Wallen not eligible to participate in Academy of Country Music Awards

Country musician Morgan Wallen, who has come under fire for using a racial slur in a video released outside his Nashville home, is no longer eligible to participate in this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

MTV postpones its Africa Music Awards as Bobi Wine’s team releases report documenting alleged abuses

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine. After an online campaign urging MTV Base to cancel its annual MTV Africa Music Awards over allegations of human rights abuses by the Ugandan government, the TV channel postponed the awards

Keith Urban takes out Golden Guitar Award for top-selling Australian album

Keith Urban’s 2020 album The Speed of Now Part 1 has taken out the 2021 Golden Guitar Award for Top Selling Australian Album of the Year.