THE RECORDING ACADEMY® + CBS INTERACTIVE + YOUTUBE + FOO FIGHTERS = "MY GRAMMY® MOMENT" 2008
UNSIGNED MUSICIANS VIE FOR A PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY WITH THE GRAMMY-NOMINATED BAND ON "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," SCHEDULED TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, FEB. 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Following the successful "My GRAMMY® Moment" segment with Justin Timberlake on last year's telecast, The Recording Academy, CBS Interactive and YouTube will present the second installment: "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 for THE 50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, scheduled to be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Continuing its mission of discovering and nurturing music makers, this year The Academy is giving unsigned instrumentalists the opportunity to vie for a performance slot with current five-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Foo Fighters. Interested musicians should upload onto YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) — the official online partner of "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 — up to a 60-second solo performance video showcasing their talent. Performers and presenters for THE 50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be announced in the coming weeks.
As part of a five-and-a-half-week event, which begins today and culminates on the Grammy Awards telecast, The Academy will work with CBS Interactive and YouTube to conduct a nationwide search with musicians uploading user-generated performance videos. The top 45 artists will be determined by a Grammy Blue Ribbon Panel, with the public voting and representatives of The Recording Academy to narrow the field to up to 20 semi-finalists who will perform with the Foo Fighters as part of an orchestra. The voting public will eventually select one winner to be the featured instrumentalist. Users may log on to CBS.com or directly to YouTube to access the video submissions, video viewing and voting site http://youtube.com/mygrammymoment. "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 content will also be available on the CBS Audience Network and its more than 200 online partners.
All entries should be submitted by January 20th. Visit http://youtube.com/mygrammymoment for more on the contest