62nd GRAMMY Awards Nominations FAQ
For your convenience, we've listed answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Check back for regular updates as we continue to provide information leading up to the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
- I represent a nominated artist. How do they obtain tickets for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards?
Following the nominations announcement on Nov. 20, 2019, a Recording Academy® Awards department representative will personally reach out to all nominated artists regarding the ticketing process.
- How many tickets does my nominated artist receive?
If your nominated artist is a member of the Recording Academy, he/she is entitled to two complimentary tickets and has the option to buy two additional tickets at the preferred member price.
If your nominated artist is not a member of the Recording Academy, he/she is entitled to one complimentary ticket, one discounted nominee companion ticket, and has the option to buy two additional tickets at regular price.
If your nominated artist is a member of a band, each member will receive ticketing options depending on their Recording Academy membership status. There are some restrictions to groups and ensembles with more than 10 members.
All Nominees must RSVP by Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in order to secure their tickets.
Please reach out to the ticketing department for further information.
Where can my artist pick up tickets to attend the 62nd GRAMMY Awards and GRAMMY Celebration® after-party?
Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall Entrance, Room 508, 1201 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Tickets for Recording Academy members and guests can be picked up Jan. 21-24, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. PT and Jan. 25, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for current nominees and guests with Diamond seating can be picked up Jan. 23-24, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. PT and Jan. 25, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. PT.
Please note the GRAMMY® Ticketing Office will be closed on show day
If you have additional questions regarding tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- My artist is nominated for a GRAMMY. How can I apply for a 62nd GRAMMY Awards publicist credential?
Credential applications can be submitted here. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 9 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
- When do I find out the status of my publicist credential application?
A representative from Sunshine Sachs will reach out regarding the status of your application beginning Dec. 16.
- My publicist credential application has been approved. Where and when can I pick up my credential?
Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall Entrance, Room 510, 1201 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Credentials can be picked up Jan. 22–24, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. PT, and Jan. 25, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. PT.
Please note credentials cannot be picked up on show day.
- My artist is a performer or presenter. How can I obtain a publicist credential?
If you represent a performer or presenter, credentials are handled by Chantel Sausedo at Ken Ehrlich Productions. Once your artist is confirmed as a performer or presenter, Chantel will reach out directly with pertinent details.
- My artist is a performer or presenter and current nominee. How can I obtain a publicist credential?
If you represent a performer or presenter who is also a current nominee, credentials are handled by Chantel Sausedo at Ken Ehrlich Productions. Once your artist is confirmed as a performer or presenter, Chantel will reach out directly with pertinent details.
- Will there be a scheduled walkthrough where I can obtain important show day information?
We will host a walkthrough for all credentialed publicists during which we will provide essential information regarding the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony rundown, media center layout, and red carpet media list. Details regarding date and time will be available in the Publicist Guide, which will be sent to all credentialed publicists beginning Dec. 16.
- Does my nominated artist need a credential to walk the red carpet?
All nominated artists will receive the appropriate red carpet access as part of their nominee ticket packet.
- What time does the 62nd GRAMMY Awards red carpet open?
The red carpet is open 12:00–4:30 p.m. PT. Please note that the red carpet is reserved for current nominees, presenters, performers, and their approved guests only.
- Is there a different red carpet for the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and the live telecast?
No. The same red carpet leads to the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and telecast. Nominees will have access to the red carpet from 12:00-4:30 p.m. PT.
- Can I RSVP my client to walk the red carpet?
Red carpet access is by invitation only and reserved for current nominees, presenters, and performers.
If you represent a current nominee, presenter, or performer, a formal RSVP is not required. Nominees, presenters, and performers will receive the appropriate credentials needed for red carpet access.
- Does my credential allow access inside the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and telecast?
Your publicist credential grants you access to the media center inside STAPLES Center; however, it does not allow you to view the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony or telecast from an audience seat. If you'd like to purchase tickets, please contact the ticketing department.
- Is there a designated area for publicists during the 62nd GRAMMY Awards?
The media center inside STAPLES Center has a designated lounge for all credentialed publicists. It is accessible during the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and telecast.
- Are there backstage media opportunities available during the 62nd GRAMMY Awards?
Yes. The media center is the location for interview and photo opportunities. Publicists will receive a list of participating media during the publicist walkthrough.
We encourage all presenters, performers, and winning artists to take advantage of the media center and the coverage opportunities it provides.
If you have additional questions regarding the red carpet and media center, please contact email@example.com.
- Who can I contact to get my artist on the Premiere Ceremony as a presenter or performer?
We appreciate your interest in having your artist participate in the Premiere Ceremony. Please direct all inquiries to Bill Freimuth at the Recording Academy.
- Where and when does the Premiere Ceremony take place?
The Premiere Ceremony takes place at the Microsoft Theater (777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015) beginning 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. If you have tickets and plan to attend, we recommend you arrive by 12:00 p.m. PT. Approximately 70-75 GRAMMY awards are presented during the Premiere Ceremony.
- When will my nominated artist's category be announced on the Premiere Ceremony?
We share the Premiere Ceremony show rundown during the publicist walkthrough. Details regarding date and time of the walkthrough will be available in the Publicist Guide, which will be sent to credentialed publicists beginning Dec. 16.
- Does the Premiere Ceremony require a ticket distinct from that of the live telecast?
No. The same ticket gains entry to both events.
- Where can I watch the Premiere Ceremony?
The Premiere Ceremony will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com starting 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT.
- Who can I contact to get my artist on the live telecast as a presenter or performer?
We appreciate your interest in having your artist participate in the live telecast. Please direct all inquiries to Chantel Sausedo at Ken Ehrlich Productions.
- Where and when does the live telecast take place?
The live telecast takes place at the STAPLES Center (1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015) beginning 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on Jan. 26. If you have tickets and plan to attend, we recommend you arrive by 3:30 p.m. PT. Approximately 9-11 award categories will be announced during the telecast.
- When will my nominated artist's category be announced on the live telecast?
The show run-down is ever-changing; therefore, we will not be able to share this information with you prior to the telecast. Artists attending the live telecast will be made aware of upcoming award presentations in real time.
- Where can I watch the live telecast?
The telecast airs Jan. 26 on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT.
- My client is a current nominee, presenter, or performer. Will they need a pass so they can be dropped off at the red carpet?
Current nominees, presenters, and performers walking the carpet will receive a limo pass from the Recording Academy ticketing department as part of the ticket package. The limo pass will grant access to the red-carpet perimeter.
- Will transportation be provided to and from STAPLES Center?
No. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from STAPLES Center.
- Will parking be provided?
Parking will be provided to presenters and performers only. A representative from Ken Ehrlich Productions will be in touch regarding parking options mid-January. If your client is not a presenter or performer, parking will not be available on-site and all guests must plan accordingly.
- Where is the GRAMMY Celebration after-party located?
The GRAMMY Celebration after-party will be located at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 26 immediately following the live telecast.
- Are my client's personal security guards allowed on the red carpet or inside STAPLES Center?
Artist security requests will be managed on a case-by-case basis. If approved, only one talent security officer will be credentialed per performer, presenter, or ensemble/band. No artist security escort will be permitted to stand anywhere in the bowl and specifically on the floor, during the show without a seated ticket. Artist security is required to check in and be cleared with show security prior to being considered for a credential.
LAPD, STAPLES Center, and Recording Academy security will have comprehensive coverage throughout the venue as well as a broad perimeter.
Talent security inquiries must be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.748.1344.
- What language should I use when posting about the 62nd GRAMMY Awards?
Please familiarize yourself with our messaging rules, which can be found here.
When talking about the 62nd GRAMMY Awards via your social media platforms, please use the hashtag #GRAMMYs and tag the Recording Academy. Here are some sample messages:
For nominated artists:
Honored to be among the nominees for the 62nd #GRAMMYs. Thank you to @RecordingAcad, dreams do come true.
For congratulating other nominated artists:
Congrats to _____. So many talented artists announced by @RecordingAcad as nominees for the 62nd #GRAMMYs. Can't wait to celebrate together!
General tune-in info:
I’m excited to join the entire music community at the 62nd #GRAMMYs Sun January 26, 2020 on @CBS!
- Where can my artist obtain the official nominee social media toolkit?
Please see below for links to download social media graphics. Both nominees and fans can join in on the conversation on Nov. 20 by congratulating our nominees on social media using #GRAMMYs
- How do I find and/or tag the official Recording Academy accounts on Social Media?
Please see URLs below to our official social media accounts. Make sure you look for our verified check mark next to our profile name, tag us, and use the correct hashtag. This makes it more likely we will see you and amplify your post!
- Is my artist allowed to use personal videographers or cameras?
The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Productions, and CBS strictly prohibit the posting of photos and/or videos from all backstage areas. This includes posting of photos and/or video to social media platforms. Presenters, performers, and other talent associated with the production of the 62nd GRAMMY Awards are not permitted to hire photographers or video crews to attend and/or document the rehearsal process.
Additionally, on show day, due to Fire Marshal Code, we are unable to accommodate any documentary-style roaming crews, even while in designated media zones such as the red carpet and backstage media center.
How do I RSVP myself or my client to GRAMMY Week events?
All GRAMMY-sanctioned events are by invitation only. Invitations for each event will provide detailed RSVP instructions.
Is there a special hotel room rate for current nominees and/or Recording Academy members?
Yes, current nominees and Recording Academy members are eligible for discounted rooms at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles. For more information, contact the Membership department at email@example.com or reach out to your local Chapter representative.
Will there be access to food or beverage during the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and telecast?
At the Microsoft Theater, complimentary food and drinks will be available at the reception preceding the Premiere Ceremony from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Water will be available at concession stands throughout the duration of the Premiere Ceremony.
At STAPLES Center, concessions will be available prior to the telecast from 3:00–4:30 p.m. Water and limited snacks will be available at concession stands throughout the duration of the show.