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The Grammys Announce Changes

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Grammys are making a few changes to their awards. Billboard reports:

    Moving forward, all music creators (songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers, mastering engineers, featured artists) credited with at least 33 percent or more playing time on the winning album will be eligible to receive a Grammy in the Album Of The Year category. Previously, songwriters were not recognized in this category.

  2. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Of course, for pop albums, they have 50 different people in each of those categories, so that probably means no additional awards will be handed out.
  3. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    This is a good change but is that all they're changing? They're so tone deaf
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  4. Mr_Hox


    Mr. Serotonin and skogsraet like this.
  5. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    In addition, "nomination review" committees will be set up to vet the nominations for rap, contemporary instrumental, and new-age music, all of which Freimuth said came about at the request of the genre communities themselves.

    Now, a total of fifteen fields - including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist - have such committees, which Freimuth said can help "override the popular vote to focus on what is really the best," regardless of age, fame or marketing budget.

    Freimuth said professional from the rap world had been meeting regularly via conference call in recent years and had grown concerned that "most of people being nominated were the big names."

    "While they certainly are not saying that those people at times shouldn’t be deserving, maybe not absolutely everything they do is Grammy worthy," Freimuth said.
  6. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    wow, crazy, it's like you learn things when you actually read the article...smh thanks bro lol