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If ‘Old Town Road’ Wins a Grammy, Will Nine Inch Nails Share the Award?1/25/2020

Although ordinarily awarded to the artist along with the producer, recording and mastering engineers and/or mixers, according to the Recording Academy, “Writers-producers of sampled material are not eligible to be considered nominees nor Grammy winners, but if the record wins, their contributions would be acknowledged with certificates.”
Richard Stumpf, CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, “As a publisher, I don’t necessarily agree with their position,” he says. “But the Academy is always evolving, and I’ve seen a lot of changes in my time as a trustee. I know this topic has been widely discussed. … Of course, I’d like to see the writers of the sampled works receive Grammys because their contributions are critical in many of these cases. It just makes a lot of sense.”
- Read the full article from Variety here

About Atlas

Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market-minded alternative to big box, high-volume music publishing. Atlas was built upon the belief that “Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.” Bringing together a team of veteran music publishing executives with proven track records, the company currently represents songs performed by the industry’s top artists, including those by Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, BTS, DaBaby, Zac Brown Band, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Jess Glynn, and Andrea Bocelli. The company boasts a diverse roster of hitmakers that span multiple genres, including artists Brandi Carlile and Van Halen, producers Dan the Automator, Mariibeatz, and Brian Howes, as well as emerging artists such as CHARLOTTE, SAINT PHNX, ELHAE, and Slothrust. Atlas has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville and provides its writers with on-the-ground representation in every global territory through its network of hand-picked sub-publishers. For more on Atlas Music Publishing, visit their website at www.atlasmusicgroup.com .

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