Bud Scoppa's Take on Grammy 2012 Nominations

Dec 5, 2011, By Bud Scoppa

The biggest controversy this year has to do with the Recording Academy’s decision to eliminate 31 categories, from 109 to 78, with the cuts hitting the R&B, country and roots sectors particularly hard. For example, the R&B categories were cut from eight to four, while the radical compression of roots styles resulted in the creation of a so-called Best Regional Roots Album category, pitting bluesman C.J. Chenier and N’awlins institution the Rebirth Brass Band against Hawaiian guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., Cajun combo Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys and polka king Jimmy Sturr, whose grand total of 18 Grammys will likely come to an end with the elimination of the polka category....

Sennheiser, InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist

Nov 18, 2011

Sennheiser announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically to keep their certification current. ...

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