Grammys Make Sweeping Changes to Voting, Top Album and Rap Categories

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A slew of changes to the rules and procedures governing the Grammy Awards could curb fraud, boost songwriters’ profiles, increase voting participation from touring musicians and young voters, and help shift races such as the best rap music from popularity contests to competitions that focus on the music itself, Recording Academy SVP of awards Bill Freimuth tells Billboard.

The changes, effective this year, include allowing the Academy’s 13,000 members to vote online, which Freimuth says will prevent voters from filling out their ballots incorrectly, voting in “blocks” to boost a nominee and bring in younger voters.  read more at billboard.com

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