The window to submit music for GRAMMY consideration opens July 1, 2013 but in order to submit your music for consideration you must (a) be a voting member of The Recording Academy or (b) you must be registered as a Media Company (typically a music label).
Media Company registration opens on June 14th. Media Company registration instructions can be found HERE. As of this year, The Recording Academy has instituted a Media Registration Fee of $120. Instructions on who and how to pay can be found HERE. Media companies then have two rounds to make entries: July 1-24 for October 2012 – July 2013 releases and August 14-28 for August 2013 – September 2013 releases.
A2IM encourages our members to register with The Recording Academy as a Media Company or, if you qualify, to become a voting member, eligible to vote for the Grammy winners. It’s only $100 a year to become a voting member of The Recording Academy.
We also suggest to our members that you encourage your artists (or any other eligible person that you know) to become a voting member of The Recording Academy. The dues are $100 for 1 year and members not only get to submit music for GRAMMY consideration, get to vote for GRAMMY nominees and winners, but also get to take advantage of many valuable benefits and services. To find out if you’re eligible to be a voting member of The Recording Academy and/or to join click HERE.
Over the last few years, independents (and especially A2IM members) have seen our number of nominations and GRAMMY Awards increase significantly. Let’s keep growing!!! Independents should participate and get their artists to participate by registering as Media Companies, by submitting music entries for consideration, and by registering to become voting members of The Recording Academy we can create change! Any questions please let us know.