ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY®

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY® Awards for more than 50 years,The Recording Academy is the premier organization for honoring achievements in the recording arts, and supporting the music community. Each year, our Voting members decide who receives a GRAMMY, the most prestigious and respected award in music.
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THE RECORDING ACADEMY

In addition to producing the GRAMMY Awards, we support music industry professionals in a variety of ways, including Advocacy for the rights of music people, outreach programs and student initiatives such as the GRAMMY U program.

Our members include:

  • singers 
  • songwriters 
  • engineers 
  • producers
  • managers 
  • a wide range of professionals working in the music industry 

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Governance and Chapters

12 Chapters The Academy is governed by an experienced group of top music professionals, who help oversee regional Chapters in 12 cities across the country. Our Chapters are deeply involved in their local music scenes, providing professional development and networking opportunities for members within their communities.

 

The Recording Academy Family

GRAMMY Foundation GRAMMY Foundation
Established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture.
 MusiCares MusiCares
A safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies.
Advocacy & Government Relations Advocacy
The Advocacy & Government Relations office seeks to amplify the voice of music creators in national policy matters and today represents artists, songwriters, studio professionals and other music makers on Capitol Hill.
The Latin Recording Academy The Latin Recording Academy
Launched in 2000 with a telecast aired on CBS, The Latin Recording Academy was the first primarily Spanish language primetime program carried on an English-language television network. Like the GRAMMY Awards, the Latin GRAMMYs recognize artistic and technical excellence in the recording arts and sciences by peer vote.
GRAMMY Museum GRAMMY Museum
The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a vibrant new space in downtown Los Angeles. Four floors of cutting-edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational.
The GRAMMY Store

GRAMMY Store
The place for official GRAMMY products, including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, past GRAMMY Awards show products, and GRAMMY U gear.