[JPL] Re: Do the Grammys matter? (By George Varga UNION-TRIBUNE POP MUSIC...

EdBride at aol.com EdBride at aol.com
Mon Feb 11 10:58:47 EST 2008

In a message dated 2/11/2008 10:31:51 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jazzpromo at earthlink.net writes:

<<..³At the
Grammys² by longtime Grammys telecast producer Ken  Ehrlich: ³The Grammys
invited jazz, rock, country, soul and classical into  the same hall. No
regard for demographic studies of what would deliver  ratings, no radio
call-out research &shy; a mad amalgam of the profound and  the absurd and the
creeping realization that one man's Mozart is another  man's Vegas.²..>>

What this gushing testimonial does not say is that Jazz and classical  music 
have been relegated to second-class citizens in the programming of the  Awards 
show itself. Herbie Hancock aside (after all, he was a finalist), you  could 
hardly call the awards show a survey of the American music scene.
"No regard for demographic studies of what would deliver ratings"?   
Puulllleeeeze, give us some credit.

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