About the Recording Academy

The mission of the Recording Academy is to recognize excellence in the recording arts and sciences, cultivate the well-being of the music community, and ensure that music remains an indelible part of our culture.
What we work towards every single day.
As the leading community of music professionals, the Recording Academy’s purpose is to:
We fight for the rights of all music creators and ensure pro-music policy at the national, state and local levels.
We bestow the GRAMMY Award - the single most coveted accolade in music. And we recognize the contributions of all creators throughout the year.
We inspire the next generation of music creators and professionals by providing opportunity, enrichment, and mentorship.
We purposely participate in service, to respect our shared love of music and prioritize community above self. We are a community that cares.
Our core beliefs that guide our decision making.

Pursuit of our mission requires a SERVICE mindset with a duty to care. We lift up others, in the Academy and in the industry.

CREATIVITY drives everything we do. It pushes us to think outside of the box. To innovate. To challenge the status quo. To keep us from falling into the “that’s how we’ve always done it” mentality. To ensure that we’re constantly evolving and improving – with a determined bias for action. We are confident enough to take on any endeavor, but also humble enough to know that there is always room for improvement.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION are fundamental because we know that like great music, success requires bringing together diverse voices. We strive to be as inclusive as the music and creators we represent. We prize the individual but we celebrate the team.

Everything we do, we do with INTEGRITY. Our communication is candid and respectful. Our work is always guided by what is best for the music community. It must be grounded in candor, while fostering a respectful environment where COLLABORATION thrives and great ideas take flight.

But if you really want to understand what drives us, it’s PASSION. We love music and every single person, place or thing that touches it. That’s why we do it. And that’s the kind of group we want to be a part of.