The Online Entry Process For The 2023 GRAMMYs Is Now Open: Watch Our Step-By-Step Explainer Video
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The Online Entry Process For The 2023 GRAMMYs Is Now Open: Watch Our Step-By-Step Explainer Video

For those looking to submit their music and works for GRAMMY consideration at the 2023 GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy has produced a helpful, step-by-step video walkthrough of the 65th GRAMMY Awards Online Entry Process.

Recording Academy/Jul 19, 2022 - 02:40 am

Article updated Monday, Aug. 1, to include the 65th GRAMMY Awards: The Online Entry Process Explained video.

The GRAMMY Awards are Music’s Biggest Night, but it takes the whole year to get there. And the journey to the annual GRAMMY Awards begins with the Recording Academy’s Online Entry Process (OEP).

For those looking to submit their music and works for GRAMMY consideration at the upcoming 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards., recordings must be submitted during the OEP to be eligible; the OEP this year opens Monday, July 18, at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET and closes on Wednesday, August 31, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.

Plus, it’s important to note, there is only one round in which to make entries, and we encourage everyone to make entries as early as possible so that the Recording Academy’s Awards team can assist with any questions in a timely manner. Typically, we receive over 20,000 entries each year.

While submitting entries during the annual OEP is straightforward, everyone can use a primer. Here’s how the OEP works:

  • Recording Academy members in good standing and registered media companies submit recordings for GRAMMY consideration through the OEP.

  • The eligibility period for the 65th GRAMMY Awards is Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 – Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. All eligible awards entries must be released within this timeframe.

  • There is one round in which to make entries. This year, that window runs from Monday, July 18, at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET to Wednesday, August 31, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, which means now's the time to submit products for consideration ahead of Music's Biggest Night before the window closes at the end of August.

Submissions for GRAMMY consideration through OEP can only be made by registered Media Companies and Academy Members (Voting and Professional). Registered Companies are not permitted to vote in the GRAMMY Awards Process. Companies will receive OEP instructions by email pending registration approval.

Media Company Registration will be open during the following dates this year:

Monday, July 11, at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET — Wednesday, August 24, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET

To register an existing or new Media Company and to reference the OEP Timetable, visit here.

To help the music community prepare for the upcoming 65th GRAMMY Awards season, the Recording Academy has produced a helpful, step-by-step video walkthrough of the 65th GRAMMY Awards Online Entry Process. The video guide gives a complete overview of the OEP, an inside look at what the OEP website looks like, and includes a Q&A with our Awards team.

Watch the 65th GRAMMY Awards: The Online Entry Process Explained video in full below and learn everything you need to know about submitting your entries during the upcoming GRAMMY season.

The Recording Academy looks forward to seeing everyone at the webinar to ensure that every qualified entrant can easily navigate the OEP this year and submit product for GRAMMY consideration — without stress, fuss or confusion!

If you have any other questions, read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section regarding the 65th GRAMMY Awards season.

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2023 GRAMMYs: Everything You Need To Know About First Round GRAMMY Voting
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2023 GRAMMYs: Everything You Need To Know About First Round GRAMMY Voting

With First Round GRAMMY voting around the corner, here’s everything you need to know about the voting process before nominees for the 65th GRAMMY Awards are announced Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Recording Academy/Oct 11, 2022 - 01:20 am

First Round GRAMMY Voting determines the nominees for the annual GRAMMY Awards. As Recording Academy Voting Members get ready to cast their votes to determine the nominees at the 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, we’ve put together the guide below to educate our voters, members, and the larger music community on recent updates and details regarding our GRAMMY voting process before First Round Voting officially opens on Thursday, Oct. 13. 

The 2023 GRAMMY nominations are officially here. See the complete list of nominees across all 91 GRAMMY categories.

KEY DATES 

  • First Round Voting: Thursday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 23 

  • 2023 GRAMMYs (65th GRAMMY Awards) Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, Nov. 15 

  • Final Round Voting:  

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 – Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 

  • 2023 GRAMMYs (65th GRAMMY Awards) Telecast: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 

MUSIC’S ONLY PEER-VOTED AWARD 

The GRAMMY is music’s most prestigious honor and the only peer-recognized award in music. It represents the full recognition and respect that comes from within the global family of music people. Every vote affirms this prestige and continually refreshes the meaning of excellence in music and the recording arts and sciences.  

As active, working musicians and creators across all genres and crafts, Recording Academy voting members are responsible for representing the music community and celebrating the creative accomplishments of their peers. 

NEW CATEGORIES 

To evolve alongside the ever-changing musical landscape, the Recording Academy accepts proposals for GRAMMY category changes or amendments from its robust, diverse membership body every year. 

As a result, the 65th GRAMMY Awards will honor creators across 91 total categories, including the below five newly announced categories, which will debut at the 2023 GRAMMYs next February: 

Remember: Recording Academy voting members can vote in up to 10 categories across up to three fields on their member ballot, in addition to all four categories in the General Field (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist). To help ensure the quality of GRAMMY voting, members are directed to vote only in their areas of expertise. 

THE GRAMMY BALLOT, UPGRADED 

This year’s GRAMMY ballot will continue to include the personalization, search and flexibility that voters love, with one key added benefit. 

To make the voting process even more seamless, we’re launching a category selection tool that will minimize scrolling time and create an easy-to-use, custom ballot for each voter.  

CELEBRATING HIP-HOP 

2023 marks a huge milestone in music history with the upcoming 50th anniversary of hip-hop. 

While creators across all genres and crafts will be recognized at the GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 5, we invite Recording Academy voting members who are members of and experts in the rap community to kick-start the celebration of this history-making genre by casting their First and Final Round votes in the Rap Field and categories. 

VOTING AND SOLICITATION GUIDELINES 

It is imperative that our Voting Members participate in the GRAMMY Awards process in a fair and ethical manner and only make choices based on artistic and technical merits of the recordings. Before voting, make sure to read the Voting and Solicitation Guidelines and Voter Code of Conduct. 

HOW TO VOTE 

Recording Academy voting members can access their First Round GRAMMY Voting ballot via their member dashboard beginning Thursday, Oct. 13 

Before voting opens, please make sure you have the correct email and password. If your credentials are invalid, reset your password. For further assistance, contact the Membership Department at membership@recordingacademy.com. 

For general voting support, contact 833-789-VOTE (8683) or votersupport@recordingacademy.com. 

LEARN MORE 

Learn more about the year-round GRAMMY Awards voting process and read our FAQ. 

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 The 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, returns to Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET/5-8:30 p.m. PT.

The eligibility period for the 65th GRAMMY Awards is Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 – Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. All eligible awards entries must be released within this timeframe.

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY.com do not endorse any particular artist, submission or nominee over another. The results of the GRAMMY Awards, including winners and nominees, are solely dependent on the Recording Academy’s Voting Membership.

2023 GRAMMYs: We're Answering Your Questions About First Round Voting On Instagram Live & Twitter Spaces
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2023 GRAMMYs: We're Answering Your Questions About First Round Voting On Instagram Live & Twitter Spaces

With First Round GRAMMY voting officially opening Thursday, Oct. 13, hop on these Instagram Lives and Twitter Spaces to learn more about the GRAMMY voting process and the importance of voting for the 2023 GRAMMYs.

Recording Academy/Oct 13, 2022 - 01:38 am

Mark your calendars, it's almost time: First Round Voting for the 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, officially opens tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 13). With First Round Voting just around the corner, the Recording Academy is hosting in-depth conversations on Instagram Live and Twitter Spaces with voting members and Academy leaders to discuss the GRAMMY voting process and celebrate the importance of voting for the 2023 GRAMMYs.

Take a look at the schedule of upcoming Instagram Live and Twitter Spaces conversations below. Make sure to follow the Recording Academy on Instagram and Twitter where you can watch all the in-depth conversations live.

Need more help? Read our guide outlining everything you need to know about First Round GRAMMY Voting for the 2023 GRAMMYs.

And remember: Recording Academy voting members have the potential to influence the future of music, empower creators, and inspire innovation through their votes. So make sure you open and review your ballot early, give yourself time to mindfully listen to your peers' entries, and cast your votes to let your voice be heard.

The 2023 GRAMMY nominations are officially here. See the complete list of nominees across all 91 GRAMMY categories.

INSTAGRAM LIVE

Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Om'mas Keith, Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy

  • Guest: Tammy Hurt, Chair on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy

  • Guest: Rico Love, Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy

  • Moderated by Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy

Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Laycon, Nigerian Afrobeats/Afrorap artist

  • Guest: Amy Dragon, Mastering engineer

  • Moderated by Nick Cucci, Executive Director of the Recording Academy's New York Chapter

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Thunderpussy (Molly Sides), all-female rock band from Seattle

  • Guest: Ericka J. Coulter, Senior vice president of A&R, Warner Records

  • Guest: Dani Deahl, President of the Recording Academy's Chicago Chapter

  • Moderated by Jessica Toon, Executive Director of the Recording Academy's Pacific Northwest Chapter

Friday, Oct. 21, noon PT/3 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Kimie Miner, GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter

  • Guest: Eric Lilavous, Producer and President of the Recording Academy's Pacific Northwest Chapter

  • Moderated by Brittany Presley, Sr. Membership Manager at the Recording Academy 

TWITTER SPACES

Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Andrew Joslyn, Award-winning composer and artist and Co-Chair of the Recording Academy's National Advocacy Committee

  • Guest: Susan Stewart, Managing Director of the Recording Academy's Songwriters & Composers Wing

  • Guest: Diane Durrett, Singer/songwriter, and producer and member of the Recording Academy's Atlanta Chapter

  • Moderated by Amanda G. Davenport, Membership Manager at the Recording Academy

Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Etana, GRAMMY-nominated reggae artist

  • Guest: Morgan Enos, Staff Writer at the Recording Academy/GRAMMY.com

  • Moderated by Lewis Robertson, Chief engineer at OwlCove Productions

Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET

  • Guest: Prince Royce, Latin GRAMMY-nominated international artist

  • Guest: Tanerelle, Singer/songwriter and actor

  • Guest: Deep Sea Diver, Seattle-based band

  • Moderated by Qiana Conley, Executive Director of the Recording Academy's Los Angeles Chapter

2023 GRAMMYs: KEY DATES

  • First Round Voting: Thursday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 23

  • 2023 GRAMMYs (65th GRAMMY Awards) Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • Final Round Voting: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 – Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023

  • 2023 GRAMMYs (65th GRAMMY Awards) Telecast: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 

2023 GRAMMYs: Everything You Need To Know About First Round GRAMMY Voting

 The 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, returns to Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET/5-8:30 p.m. PT.

The eligibility period for the 65th GRAMMY Awards is Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 – Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. All eligible awards entries must be released within this timeframe.

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY.com do not endorse any particular artist, submission or nominee over another. The results of the GRAMMY Awards, including winners and nominees, are solely dependent on the Recording Academy’s Voting Membership.

Why Is It Important To Vote For The 2023 GRAMMYs? Prince Royce, Antwane, Andrew Joslyn & Other Recording Academy Members Speak

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Why Is It Important To Vote For The 2023 GRAMMYs? Prince Royce, Antwane, Andrew Joslyn & Other Recording Academy Members Speak

The Recording Academy made good on its promise of transparency, instituting major changes surrounding the GRAMMY Awards voting process. That's why it's more important than ever to vote this season, these artists say.

Recording Academy/Oct 21, 2022 - 08:50 pm

There are only two days left to participate in first-round voting for the 2023 GRAMMYs; final-round voting will commence Dec. 14.

If you're a Recording Academy member, and you haven't yet voted, check out the list linked below — a detailed series of reasons why participating in this precious process is so important to the music community worldwide.

But if you'd rather hear it directly from Recording Academy members, they have your back. In a series of Twitter Spaces and Instagram Live conversations, Recording Academy members from Prince Royce to Antwane opened up about the cruciality of this process.

The 2023 GRAMMY nominations are officially here. See the complete list of nominees across all 91 GRAMMY categories.

In an Oct. 19 Twitter Spaces conversation co-helmed by the Recording Academy and R&B publication Rated R&B, Len Brown — the head of hip-hop, R&B and reggae at the Academy — and Rated R&B editorial assistant Antwane Folk — underlined why it's so important to raise your voice and vote for the 2023 GRAMMYs.

"It's important in the sense that you want your genre represented — in this case, we're talking R&B, rap, or whatever," Brown said. "You want to make sure those people are getting their just deserts, and their recognition."

Folk raised a germane point in response: "That doesn't mean these are going to be major artists," he said. "These can be independent artists that are among the five nominated.

"This is a peer-based award," Folk added. "These are people within the music community — performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, instrumentalists, and other creators who are actively working in the recording industry, who can determine the GRAMMY winners and GRAMMY nominees each year."

"That's what makes it different from the other awards," Brown replied. "You have media pundits; you have journalists; you have fans; you have a lot of other folks that are weighing in on certain people winning."

In comparison, he said, "This award is about the people that do it, just like you."

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Another Twitter Spaces moderated by Recording Academy Membership Manager Amanda Garcia Davenport included Songwriters & Composers Wing Managing Director Susan Stewart, violinist and recording artist Andrew Joslyn, and blues singer/songwriter Diana Durrett.

"The people that are writing songs for a living and are producing records — that's who's going to be voting for you," Durrett said. "I think that's nice that you're going to be respected and awarded [by] someone who really is in there, and knows what it takes to make a recording, or write a great song."

Echoing other's remarks about the GRAMMYs being a peer-to-peer award, Stewart chimed in: "That's why we need our whole, entire community represented in voting for this."

Joslyn noted the importance of "uphold[ing] the integrity of the awards — because it's peer-[to-peer], we need that input from the entire populace of the music industry." Also, he pointed out, the show isn't just for its own sake — it funds the Academy's critical ventures, like MusiCares and Advocacy.

Over on Instagram, Recording Academy Executive Director Jessica Toon spoke with Thunderpussy vocalist Molly Sides and music producer Dani Deahl.

Sides framed the voting process as "showing up" for our peers and colleagues to "spark change"; Toon noted it as "the ultimate music discovery tool." And Diehl correctly pointed out that being a Recording Academy member goes several steps beyond simply voting.

"You actually get to help shape the rules and the categories," Diehl continued, "and really, foundationally change the way things operate."

For example, she added, she helped push forward a proposal to add the "/Electronic" tag to "Best Dance Album" — which may seem like a subtle change, but significantly helped open up the category to other artists in the electronic realm.

Traveling back in time a week and change, Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. held an enlightening conversation on IG Live with Om'mas Keith, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Recording Academy's Board of Trustees; and Tammy Hurt, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

"There used to be things called committees that were doing some work to try to curate and pull together the right nominations. They were groups that made sure that last-minute entries weren't overlooked, or making sure there were things that were in the right places. " Mason said.

"Those are no longer in place," he continued. It is purely the vote of the members — the vote of your peers, the vote of people who are listening to the music and judging it on the quality… and excellence of the art. It's not streams; it's not sales, popularity, Instagram followers, who charted."

"That's why I'm part of the GRAMMYs," Keith added. "Because it's such a powerful award, and it feels so good to win an award knowing that your peers awarded you."

And speaking more broadly of positive shifts in the Academy throughout her decade-long tenure, Hurt cited Recording Academy membership as the key, driving force. "[We took] this feedback that we'd gotten, and [took] the initiatives that had begun. 

"The Academy is what it is today because we're finally starting to get the right people in the room," Hurt continued. "The right people to have the conversations — the right people to vote on the awards. It's really, truly a new day — a new era."

The "Your Vote Your Voice" Twitter Spaces series continued on Oct. 21, with Latin pop/R&B singer Prince Royce, singer/songwriter Tanerélle, and pop/rockers Deep Sea Diver — moderated by veteran music executive Quiana Conley.

Speaking to why certain artists will be nominated for 2023 GRAMMYs, Tanerélle underscored the supremacy of musical quality — period.

"It doesn't have anything to do with the stata of the charts," she said, "but how you genuinely feel, from the people you're listening to and the creators that you admire, that uplift you and inspire you."

Deep Sea Diver's Jessica Dobson noted that the process once seemed relatively opaque to her. "To be honest, in my mind, there were a lot of presumptions that I had, and a lot of mystique around what the GRAMMYs were and how the process worked," she said. And with time, "it was demystified, and I also had a lot of wrong assumptions."

"Oftentimes, people that complain about nominations aren't even voting," Royce said. "So, for me, one thing is educating people about what the Academy is about, and how voting goes down."

Let these inspiring conversations on Twitter and Instagram clear up any misconceptions or misgivings about the GRAMMYs voting process — so you, too, can get out and vote!

 The 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, returns to Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET/5-8:30 p.m. PT.

The eligibility period for the 65th GRAMMY Awards is Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 – Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. All eligible awards entries must be released within this timeframe.

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY.com do not endorse any particular artist, submission or nominee over another. The results of the GRAMMY Awards, including winners and nominees, are solely dependent on the Recording Academy’s Voting Membership.