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Shore Fire Clients Win Eleven GRAMMYs Including Seven in Best Album Categories
Angelique Kidjo, Delbert McClinton, Elvis Costello, Esperanza Spalding, Jacob Collier, PJ Morton, Ranky Tanky, Smithsonian Folkways, and Woodstock - Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive Are Winners
Cyndi Lauper Performed During the Telecast
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 30, 2020 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (DLPN), a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, today congratulated Shore Fire Media, its music industry PR heavyweight, on having what Dolphin CEO Bill O'Dowd called "a wonderful night" at this weekend's 62nd annual Grammy Awards. In all, Shore Fire Media's clients won a collective 11 GRAMMY Awards, including seven in various Best Album categories.
"Yet again, Shore Fire Media has run top-notch awards campaigns for its clients," said O'Dowd. "And, the nominations across more than twenty categories once again proves that Shore Fire Media has the expertise and relationships to work effectively across all musical genres."
The night of eclectic wins was topped off by a special performance by Cyndi Lauper, who performed Fame's "I Sing the Body Electric" with an all-star group of musicians at the end of the televised ceremony.
Jacob Collier won both his nominated categories, for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella ("Moon River") and Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals ("All Night Long" ft. Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest). Smithsonian Folkways won dual GRAMMYs as well, for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Mariachi Los Camperos' De Ayer Para Siempre) and Best Historical Album (Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection). This year also featured the first GRAMMY win for the Gullah-inspired group Ranky Tanky, whose album Good Timewon Best Regional Roots Music Album.
Esperanza Spalding, PJ Morton, and Nathalie Joachim, each nominated for their own GRAMMYs, presented awards at the Premiere Ceremony, and Angelique Kidjo, who won for Best World Music Album (Celia), gave a rousing performance. Spalding and Morton both collected GRAMMYs at the Premiere Ceremony as well, for Best Jazz Vocal Album (12 Little Spells) and Best R&B Song ("Say So" ft. JoJo) respectively.
The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were held at LA's Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS.
Clients and projects Shore Fire Media represented during the past GRAMMY year won in the following categories:
BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE -- Woodstock
Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive
Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM -- Pete Seeger
The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger)
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM - Tall, Dark, and Handsome
Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men
Hot Shot Records
BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM -- Good Time
Resilience Music Alliance
BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPELLA - "Moon River"
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS, and VOCALS -- "All Night Long"
Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM -- 12 Little Spells
BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM -- De Ayer Para Siempre
Mariachi Los Camperos
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
BEST R&B SONG - "Say So"
PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)
BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM -- Celia
Decca Records France
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM - Look Now
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door and Shore Fire Media, we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. Dolphin's acquisition of Viewpoint Creative adds full-service creative branding and production capabilities to our marketing group. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series.
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