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Grammys add new categories, including for pop dance recording and African music performance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More change is afoot at the Grammys. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that three new categories will be added to the awards show: best pop dance recording, best African music performance, and best alternative jazz album. In addition, two existing categories have been moved to the general field, which means that all Grammy voters can participate in selection: producer of the year, non-classical, and songwriter of […]

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Grammys postpone ceremony, citing omicron variant risks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The upcoming Grammy Awards have been postponed due to what organizers called "too many risks" from the omicron variant. The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 31st in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances. The Recording Academy said Wednesday it made the decision "after careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners." […]

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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year's ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document detailing the rider's purposes and objectives. The agreement requires producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for […]

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Grammys to partner with Berklee, ASU for study on women

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy is partnering with Berklee College of Music and Arizona State University to complete a study focused on women's representation in the music industry. The academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, said the lack of female creators in music is "one of the most urgent issues in the industry today." The organization says the data it collects "will be utilized to develop […]

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