Los Angeles Business Journal

Not Your Granny's Grammys

Friday, February 8, 2013

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, overseers of the Grammy Awards, were slow to recognize rock 'n' roll in the 1960s, and later infamously snubbed seminal albums by Eminem and Radiohead in favor of one released by Steely Dan 20 years past the jazz-rockers' prime. But as should be seen on this Sunday's show, the Wall Street Journal reports, the Grammys intend to be a more accurate mirror of today's music business, a volatile industry where both sales and stardom are spread more thinly than ever. The Los Angeles Times looks at how CBS plans to stoke Grammy excitement with lots of online extras.