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The members of the Velvet Underground were dealt a partial blow in their suit against the Andy Warhol Foundation over the licensing and use of the iconic Warhol banana used on their album The Velvet Underground and Nico. The foundation has recently been licensing Warhol's work for use on a number of products, including to Apple in association with their iPad and iPod products. The Velvet Underground, whose former members include Lou Reed and John Cale, claim that the painting has become so identified with the group that its use elsewhere would be confusing to consumers. On Friday, a federal judge refused to hear a claim of copyright on the image, but that doesn't mean the case is over. It now moves to a new phase that will reexamine the claims from a trademark standpoint. For more on the legal aspects of the case and the full finding by the judge, click over to the Hollywood Reporter. Read more: http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2012/09/velvet-underground-lose-half-of-case.html#ixzz26DtrdvCC

Velvet Underground and Nina Simone To Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on December 24, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

On Monday morning, The Recording Academy announced their Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients along with a number of other honors.

Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award are:

Shirley Caesar
Ahmad Jamal
Charley Pride
Jimmie Rodgers
Nina Simone
Sly Stone
The Velvet Underground

Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, said “This year’s Special Merit Awards recipients comprise a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history. These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their respective crafts have created a timeless legacy.”

Three people were also named as recipients of the Trustee’s Award, an honor specifically for non-performers.
Thom Bell, songwriter, arranger and producer of the Philadelphia sound in soul.

Mo Ostin of Verve, Reprise, Warner Brothers and DreamWorks records. Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ralph Peer, pioneer of the field recording of music.

Finally, the technical Grammy award is being bestowed on Alan Blumlein, inventor of the moving-coil disc cutting head for records, the moving-coil microphone, the ultra-linear amp and “binaural sound” which became stereo.

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