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This classification is for creative and technical professionals who qualify in at least one of the categories of eligibility. All recordings must be commercially released in the U.S. either through traditional distribution channels or recognized online retail settings. Below are four different methods of applying for Voting membership.
Recordings Released On Line Only:
Recordings Released Through Physical Distribution:
Endorsement By Recording Academy Voting Members
Eligibility may be subject to career substantiation through the following documentation. The Academy recommends that applicants submit as much documentation as possible.
* Excluding intros, outros and interludes
The Recording Academy approves membership at its sole discretion based on the assessment of the material submitted.
BECOME A VOTING MEMBER
This classification is for individuals who are creative and technical professionals with fewer than the required credits for Voting membership and other recording industry professionals such as executive producers, writers, publishers, attorneys, record label staff, music merchants, music educators, and artist managers who are directly involved, on a professional basis, in the music business.
BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Students, primarily between ages 17 to 25, who are currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school with a desire to work in the recording industry upon graduation. Student members do not need to be majoring in music or in a music program to qualify for Student Membership.
BECOME A STUDENT MEMBER