Today (June 15) The Recording Academy announced a few fresh changes to the process of voting for who wins a Grammy.
A few complaints have spiraled over the years with the awards show being boycotted and out of touch for many artists. In result of that, the Recording Academy has made it a point to begin a new process where there will be a review committee for Rap, Contemporary Instrumental, and New Age categories to avoid any biased remarks that have existed in the past.
“For Rap, and the other categories to a degree, a lot of their argument was kind of similar — it was going more to big-name folks and felt like more of a popularity contest,” Academy’s senior vice president, Bill Freimuth told Variety. “That’s not to say that someone who’s very famous can’t put out a fantastic track or album, but maybe some younger up-and-coming folks deserve that spotlight.”
In addition to the changes, there will now be online voting that will decrease issues with the old-fashioned paper ballots being incorrectly filled out.
These changes seem to be fair and just for artist of all genres. The nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards are set to be announced on Nov. 28