The GRAMMYS change the rules, plan to allow samples in all songwriting categories
During The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees annual meeting, numerous changes were voted on in regards to the GRAMMY Awards process, the most relevant of which was the allowance of samples or interpolations of previously written works in all songwriting categories, including Song of the Year.
This adjustment could be the sea-change that electronic music needs to full establish itself — in the eyes of the Academy — as a genre worth paying attention to.
“The Academy’s Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its passionate commitment to keeping The Recording Academy a relevant and responsive organization in our dynamic music community,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s changes to our Awards process are thoughtful, inclusive, and reflective of the current musical landscape, and we look forward to implementing them for the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.”