The Recording Academy has introduced modifications to its nomination course of for the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards, scheduled to happen on January 31, 2022. Beforehand, Grammy nominations have been finalized by 15-30 music trade “friends” representing their “style communities.” Efficient instantly, the ultimate pool of nominees for practically all Grammy awards will probably be determined by a majority vote of Academy voting members. Moreover, two new classes will probably be added: International Music Efficiency and Música Urbana Album, bringing the full variety of classes to 86. The eligibility interval for the sixty fourth Annual GRAMMY Awards is already underway, and continues by way of September 30, 2021.
The “common”—together with the “Massive 4” of Album, Track, and Document of the 12 months, and Greatest New Artist—and “style” classes will remove committees, however the “Craft” classes (Producer, Packaging and Liner Notes) will proceed to be determined by a choose group of trade professionals. The committees have been utilized by the Academy since 1989; however solely with the “Massive 4” since 1995.
Now that nominees for many Grammy classes will probably be chosen by the overall voters, the Recording Academy says that 90 % of its voting members will undergo a “requalification course of” by the top of 2021 “to make sure that the voting physique is actively engaged in music creation.” Voters might now solely vote in 10 (beforehand 15) particular style area classes, and people 10 classes should be inside not more than three fields.
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