Recently I was curious about how to submit music to the Grammys for a nomination and how would I go about doing this task. So I decided to drop some information on how to join the NASAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) and directions on submitting your music for a Grammy!
In order to submit your music for a Grammy, you must first be a member of The Recording Academy. You can be either an associate (non-member) member or a voting member to submit, but only voting members can vote. In order to qualify as a voting member of NARAS visit https://www.grammy365.com/join/membership-types you must have 12 documentable released song credits, at least one of which was within the last five years. Physical CD liner notes or the Allmusic database (powered by Rovi) are the only validation methods. So, indies, make sure your metadata is entered correctly! A few artists I know have not yet been able to secure voting membership (they're still Associates, but hoping to resolve this shortly) because the metadata song credits are not showing up properly for old CDs, and the new one is taking a long time to be validated because it is digital only. So make sure you press a physical CD with liner notes – and then submit it to Allmusic. Now some of what I said may change as this it the music industry. Even if you don’t submit for a Grammy, being an Associate member is still awesome. The local Chapters offer great networking opportunities and private events, from parties to conferences.
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