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Grammys 2015: The Music-Industrial Complex reveals this year's models
Grammys 2015: The Music-Industrial Complex reveals this year's models

Imagine trying to guide the Mississippi River through a beer bong. That is, in essence, what the 2,000 voters for the Grammy Award nominations, announced Friday, attempted when considering the torrents of music up for their scrutiny. Stretched across platforms, services, labels, apps and websites, the flow of songs is too heavy for any one filter to handle, let alone to support a qualitative conversation about standouts, breakouts and songs of the year. Tacitly, we should all be clapping for the skills of the marketers, radio men, booking agents and publicists who funnel the artists through screens, airwaves and stages and into the ears of the voters. You can't vote on what you...

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