Grammy Awards Season Underway, More Than 21,000 Submissions Received
October 15, 2015 at 12:18 PM (PT)
Upon the close of THE RECORDING ACADEMY's annual screening committee meetings, where more than 200 experts from various musical backgrounds and disciplines listen to and categorize all entries across 83 categories and 30 fields, the 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS are underway. First-round ballots have been mailed to voting members, who will vote to decide this year’s GRAMMY nominations, which will be announced MONDAY, DECEMBER 7th.
"With such a high volume of entries, the awards process requires a lot of energy," said THE RECORDING ACADEMY SVP Awards BILL FREIMUTH. "But music makers put their hearts and souls into these recordings, so it’s important to respect that work by giving each entry the time and consideration it deserves to make sure it’s presented to voters in the right context on the first ballot."
Watch the video embedded below to learn about the ACADEMY’s genre screening committees and awards process:
GRAMMY 101: Sorting It All
The eligibility period for the 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS is OCTOBER 1st, 2014, through SEPTEMBER 30th, 2015. The AWARDS will take place live on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2016, at STAPLES CENTER in LOS ANGELES and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8p–11:30p (ET/PT).
Below are key dates for the 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS:
NOVEMBER 4th: First-round ballots due
NOVEMBER 15th: Deadline to become an ACADEMY voting member to vote on the final ballot
DECEMBER 7th: Nominations announced
JANUARY 15th, 2016: Final-round ballots due
FEBRUARY 15th, 2016: 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS telecast
AWARDS FAQs: grammy101.com