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Grammys add new categories, including songwriter of the year

Grammys add new categories, including songwriter of the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys are adding a exceptional air for communal alter award accompanied by every one one other accompanied by five new categories including songwriter of the year, giving the Recording Academy an avenue to integrity music's finest composer.

The academy announced Thursday that the new non-classical songwriter category will identify one individual who was the "most prolific" non-performing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by non-producing songwriter for a body of new labour all over an eligibility year. The category is taking a different approach than air of the year, which awards the songwriter or songwriters who wrote the lyrics or melodies to one song.

"This new category is truthfully for an expert anthropoid actuality at the songwriting craft," Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr told The Associated Press. Songwriters must have written a lowest flat of five songs inside which they are credited "solely" while a songwriter or co-writer.

"Somebody who writes their own music accompanied by every one one other accompanied by records it would not exist eligible," he said. "They would have to exist doing songs for others. We want to high point the skill of writing songs professionally for artists."

"Songwriters are at the heart of our labour accompanied by every one one other accompanied by industry," he said. "Nothing happens lacking songwriters. For us, this was a no indeed indeed brainer. It's inside alignment accompanied by all the changes. We thought, 'How tin we do more? Showcase additional people accompanied by every one one other accompanied by exist additional inclusive to different genres?'"

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The new category is another enormous step for songwriters. Last year, a regulation update allowed that some songwriter, producer, creator or featured creator on an album nominated for album of the year could ultimately exist paid a nomination.

The quartet other categories include finest spoken word poems album, different music performance, Americana music show accompanied by every one one other accompanied by consequence soundtrack for video games accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other interactive media.

The academy created a exceptional merit award that determines finest air for communal change. The award will exist based on lyrical contented that addresses a timely communal matter accompanied by every one one other accompanied by promotes "understanding, peacebuilding accompanied by every one one other accompanied by empathy."

"It's always the fair hour dated to identify music that's changing the world," he said. "I exist convinced by it deserves a exceptional recognition. These songs are important accompanied by every one one other accompanied by impactful. We want to build sure we're honoring accompanied by every one one other accompanied by celebrating that artform. This is a great way to do that."

Mason said it was yearlong procedure of accepting proposals to build changes, additions accompanied by every one one other accompanied by updates from music creators accompanied by every one one other accompanied by professionals that build up the belonging body.

Grammys add new categories, including songwriter of the year

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