iZotope Artists Nominated for 2016 GRAMMY Awards

Artist Stories  |  February 5, 2016


*This post has been updated to recognize iZotope artists who won 2016 GRAMMY Awards.

It's that time of year again! Taking place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS Monday, February 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. With live performances slated from Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, The Weeknd, and Adele it's sure to be an excellent show this year.

Here at iZotope HQ, "GRAMMY time" is always a special occasion (as you can see by last year's list of iZotope Artist nominees and winners). Every year we look forward to seeing the producers, engineers, and musicians who use our audio software get recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for their hard work. And this year is certainly no exception!

So check out which iZotope artists have made the 2016 GRAMMY nominee list:

Tom Coyne


Mastering Engineer for Taylor Swift's 1989, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness

⤑ Ozone user Tom Coyne has worked on many Album of the Year and Record of the Year nominations this year!


Derek "MixedbyAli" Ali


Best Rap Album and Best Album of the Year for mixing on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly


Vance Powell


Best Country Album for recording and mixing for Chris Stapleton's Traveller

⤑ Read how Vance uses RX Audio Editor to save some of his best takes.


Flying Lotus

Best Dance Recording for "Never Catch Me"


John Hill

Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Rock Song for producing and co-writing How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence and the Machine.


Skrillex and Diplo


Best Dance Recording "Where Are Ü Now" and Best Dance Album Jack Ü

⤑ Check out our interview with Skrillex for his Ozone mastering tips.



Best Dance/Electronic Record for their album Caracal


Jamie XX

Best Dance/Electronic Record for his album In Colour.



Best Alternative Music Album for producing Bjork's Vulincura.

⤑ Arca has used iZotope's Iris for sampling and synthesizing unique sounds.


Greg Calbi

Best Alternative Music Album for mastering Tame Impala's Currents.

⤑ Ozone is on every track of this record. Learn about Greg Calbi's mastering presets.


Dave Reitzes


Best R&B Song for mixing "Earned It" by the Weeknd from Fifty Shades of Grey.



Best Rap Album for producing Dr. Dre's Compton.


UPDATE: Congrats to all the winners!

iZotope artists had a strong presence at the show, receiving multiple GRAMMY Awards for their excellent work. We want to give special recognition to them and thank them for their artistry, their excellence, and for moving the industry forward.

  • Tom Coyne, mastering engineer on RECORD OF THE YEAR ("Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars) and ALBUM OF THE YEAR (1989 by Taylor Swift).
  • Derek "MixedbyAli" Ali, mixing engineer on BEST RAP ALBUM (To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar).
  • Vance Powell, recording and mixing engineer on BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE (Traveller by Chris Stapleton).
  • Skrillex and Diplo, BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM (Jack Ü) and BEST DANCE RECORDING (“Where Are Ü Now”).
  • Dave Reitzes, mixing engineer on BEST R&B PERFORMANCE (“Earned It" by The Weekend).

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