Monday, October 22, 2012

Bangalore Mirror article on MTV EMA Nominee Oliver Sean

Oliver Sean Grammy Nomination List Inclusion Article by Prashanth Vidyasagar on Bangalore Mirror (Times of India) today. Read the full article online here

His singleAll I Remember was launched in the US during his tour last month and has been selected by the Recording Academy for the 55th Grammy Awards Nomination List along  with two of his other videos. A Grammy-voting member himself, Oliver tells us about the criteria, the process and more. 

What is the criterion for the selection process? 
The nomination list is decided by the Recording Academy directly. This is why this means so much to me. Labels around the world send in their best releases to the academy and a panel of the recording academy chooses the 'Exceptional Recordings of the Year' in various categories and they decide which categories the recordings best fit in. So if you send a song as world music and if the academy likes it but thinks that it fits better in pop then you would be placed there or in whatever categories they think the song fits in. 

Could you explain what exactly this process means and could lead to? 
The recordings that the academy thinks are the best of the year will now be sent to the 11,000 Grammy award voting members from around the world. Voting members are experts in various fields like 'vocals, instrumental, composition, production etc'. The voting members now listen to the recordings based purely on quality of the various parts of the song/ works and they vote on their favourites from the lists of the various categories. This then gives us the final top five nominees every December that you get to see on TV before the main award ceremony. 

This is not the first time you are getting selected, right? 
That's correct; I was selected in nine categories for 15 nominations last year mainly because it was a full-length album with several recordings that were selected by the academy including my VH1 top 10 hit 'movies' etc. 

We hear you are working on a music video for All I Remember. How is that going? 
Oh yes, the video for All I Remember is going to rock because we have some amazing footage from my US tour of my headlining shows at Cafe Wha in New York (the same stage where Jimi Hendrix played) and my headlining performance at the Whiskey A Go-go in LA (where the Doors played) :). So, we have some fantastic stuff from the US tour and I'm in preproduction now for the India part of the video that will be in the video. I can't wait to release this one. 

International Artist & MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee Oliver Sean has been selected for the 55th Grammy Awards Nomination List. 

— Prashanth Vidyasagar

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