In addition to exclusive access to the GRAMMY365 community, The Recording Academy provides members with resources designed specifically for the recording industry professional. Benefits cover a wide range of categories important to music professionals.


Member Benefits


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    Benefit: The GRAMMY Museum has created a unique Recording Academy member benefit at a greatly reduced value. Academy members can join the Museum for 20% off any membership level, excluding the Icon level. Estimated Savings: Varies 
    In December 2008, the GRAMMY Museum® opened its doors to the public and to rave reviews from the press, academia and the music community. In a short time, the Museum has become a leading cultural and music education destination in Los Angeles. As you may know, the Museum celebrates the power of music from songwriting and recording to the interconnected histories of more than 160 music genres. At its core, the Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.

Gear & Goods

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    Benefit: Members will receive a 20% discount on online purchases of $50 or more.

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    Benefit: AUX is offering up to 25% off on our entire range of products and accessories for Recording Academy members.


    Source independent and handcrafted in Italy, all AUX speakers are built to be relevant for generations. The full range of AUX products consists of professional-grade active speaker systems that radiate pure musical perfection. Founded by David Kuller, MIT engineer and longtime music aficionado, AUX is quickly becoming a favorite among architects, yachtsmen, designer hotels, DJs, and music lovers from all walks of life. Collaborators include Michele deLucchi (world-renowned industrial designer) and Outline (preferred leader in large live audio solutions for concert halls).


Music Conferences & Events

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    Occurring from April 24-26, 2014 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO puts you in the heart of ASCAP's community of today's most successful music creators for three days of education, networking and inspiration.

    This year, video access to all 60 hours of EXPO panels will be included for FREE with all registrations. Grab the link, save some money and secure your spot at the EXPO. Registrants will also get access to special opportunities like the Lunch Roundtables and One-on-One Sessions before anyone else.


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    Build a great website in minutes with Bandzoogle.

    Bandzoogle is the easiest platform for musicians to build their website and manage their direct-to-fan marketing and sales.  Independent and DIY musicians can create a pro and fully functional website without having to learn code or hire expensive designers.  They can add features like mailing list management and e-mail blasts, centralized social network updates, blogging and detailed fan analytics. With Bandzoogle, artists can also quickly build an online store to sell their digital and physical goods, at no commission. Bandzoogle is free to try, and offers affordable monthly subscriptions plans, with the best support in the industry.

    Recording Academy members get an exclusive 12 months FREE TRIAL, plus 15% off annual memberships.

    As an artist, your website should be the hub of your online strategy.  Using Bandzoogle’s step-by-step system you'll have a great website in 5 minutes. No coding, no software to download. Choose from hundreds of layouts created by award winning designers, or create your own from scratch in just a few clicks.

    All the tools you need are built-in:

    ·         Your own store to sell music and merch, commission free!

    ·         Powerful promotional tools, including targeted email and text message blasts.

    ·         Automatically posting to Facebook, Twitter and more.

    ·         Detailed stats on your fans.

    ·         Your own .COM address, and email accounts

    ·         Live support by our musician-friendly team.

Professional Education

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    Benefit: 10% off online courses.
    Berkleemusic is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music. Study online with Berklee's renowned faculty in areas including Music Business, Music Production, Guitar, Theory, Harmony & Ear Training, Songwriting, and more. Over 85 accredited courses and certificate programs are enrolling now, and as part of our partnership with Berkleemusic, Recording Academy members receive 10% off all Berkleemusic courses and programs. Learn more

    Berkleemusic will not provide any retroactive course or program discounts to Recording Academy members that have taken a Berkleemusic course or program in previous terms. Recording Academy members are entitled to a maximum discount of 10% on course and program purchases. The Recording Academy discount cannot be used in conjunction with other Berkleemusic or third-party promotions. The Recording Academy discount will not be given to members that go directly to without first authenticating through The Recording Academy ‘Members Only’ area.

Publication & News

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    Billboard Magazine is the number one international news weekly for music, video, new media and entertainment professionals.


Duplication Services

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    Benefit: 10% off all manufacturing, printing and packaging of CDs, DVDs or vinyl records.
    CDForge has been serving Independent labels and musicians since 1996 pressing CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records. Become a satisfied CDForge customer with an additional 10% off any project of 1,000 or more pieces of finished goods.

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    Benefit: 10% off CD or DVD design and 5% off your first manufacturing or duplication order. Estimated Savings: Varies
    Crescent Music Services is a professional design firm specializing in music and entertainment industry packaging, marketing materials and publications. Owner Diana Thornton has been in the music industry for nearly two decades and an award-winning designer for almost 30 years. As a musician herself, she has personally experienced the needs and processes her clients go through. A CD doesn't just contain music—it's full of emotions and dreams.
    She works one-on-one with musicians, record labels and filmmakers to design their CD and DVD packaging and marketing materials, and often handles the manufacturing process as well. Your factory or ours: while Crescent Music Services specializes in the design, we can also handle the manufacturing or fast high-end duplication (no minimums) if you want, or provide print-ready files to a factory or printer of your choice. Thornton also excels in publication design, art direction and digital art, and her project management and photography skills facilitate large projects from concept to completion.

Entertainment & Music

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    Center Theatre Group is Los Angeles’ preeminent non-profit theatre company. Their three stages – the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre – present the highest quality and broadest ranges of theatre: groundbreaking new works, explosive productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals.

    Center Theatre Group is thrilled to be working with The Recording Academy and looks forward to having you join them at one of their three theatres. This partnership will give Academy members access to tickets before they become available to the general public, and a variety of pricing options. The productions and offers will change regularly, so make sure you revisit often.

    Group Discounts: If you plan to bring a group of 10-15 or more, you can purchase tickets even earlier and have the best availability of performances. They can even help in finding transportation to the theatre, and in planning for a reception before or after the show in some amazing spaces nearby.