New Grammy Rules To Welcome Streaming-Only Releases | Music News
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced today that they will be modernizing Grammy nominations and categories and artists such as Chance The Rapper lead this wave of changes.
For the first time, the Recording Academy will be welcoming streaming-only releases for nomination given that the eligible streams are “released via general distribution, defined as the nationwide release of a recording via brick and mortar, third-party online retailers, and/or applicable digital streaming services and streaming services are paid subscription”.
This means that Coloring Book is now eligible for Grammy consideration and marks the first time Chance The Rapper has qualified for nomination as a lead artist. The amendment will take effect for the 2017 Grammy Awards with the eligibility schedule between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016. Other changes due to take place include categories such as Best New Artist category and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
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