Second-Round Entry Process for Media Companies and Members

is Now Open Through Aug. 27

 The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 8 P.M. ET/PT


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Aug. 19, 2014) — The awards process for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® is well underway with close to 13,000 submissions received during the first-round entry period, which began July 1 and ended July 23. The second (and final) round is now open to registered media companies and Recording Academy members in good standing, and will close on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. PT. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb, 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Currently, there are 83 GRAMMY® Award Categories in 30 Fields. For a complete list of Categories, click here. Changes to this year’s 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards process were announced earlier this year, and details can be found at: www.grammy.org/recording-academy/57th-announcement.

To submit entries for consideration, media companies must register every year at: www.grammy.com/media-registration. The deadline this year for media registration is Aug. 20, in order to participate in the entry process for the 57th GRAMMYs. Members may also make submissions for consideration as long as their membership is current as of July 31, 2014.

In 2013, a record 22,000-plus submissions were entered for consideration in the 56th GRAMMY Awards process.

The eligibility period for the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards is Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. Screening Meetings for this year's submissions will take place the last two weeks of September. For more information and an infographic on the GRAMMY Awards voting process, please click here.

Below are some key dates/deadlines for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards:

Sept. 15, 2014:   Last day for qualified voting members to join The Recording Academy and receive the first ballot.

Oct. 15, 2014:    First ballot to determine nominations goes out to voting members. (Ballots are due back to The Academy's accounting firm Deloitte on Nov. 5, 2014.)

Nov. 15, 2014:   Last day for qualified voting members to join and receive the final ballot.

Nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced in December, and more details will follow shortly.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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Barb Dehgan

The Recording Academy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   310.392.3777                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               




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