59th Grammys 2017 Updates Rules and Award Names

59th Grammys 2017
59th Grammys 2017

59th Grammys 2017 Updates Rules and Award Names

About 59th Grammy Awards

The 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12, 2017.The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. The nominations will be announced on December 6, 2016. The Premiere ceremony will be held on the same day prior to the main ceremony.

59th Grammys 2017 Updates Rules and Award Names

Streaming-only recordings
Streaming-only recordings now eligible for the 59th Grammy Awards, recordings will have to be available through streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.
Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United States for at least one full year as of the submission deadline.

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The albums and singles must be available nationwide between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, in order to be considered for the 2017 awards. Nominations will be unveiled on Dec. 6, 2016.

The best new artist rules were amended
The best new artist category rules were amended, for The best new artist category will no longer require artists to release a full album. Instead, it allows for a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums in order to be considered.

best blues album award category
The best blues album award category will be split into two separate categories — best traditional blues album and best contemporary blues album.
best traditional blues album – Blues recordings with traditional blues song and harmonic structures. Includes various sub-genres such as Delta blues, Piedmont blues, jump/swing blues, Chicago blues and classic/Southern soul.

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Best Contemporary Blues Album – Recordings which may employ non-traditional blues rhythms such as funk, hip-hop, reggae, and rock, or which feature contemporary techniques such as synthesizers or loops.

Best rap/sung collaboration was renamed as best rap/sung performance.

59th Grammys 2017 Updates Rules and Award Names.