The Recording Academy Invites More Than 2,700 Music Professionals To Its 2022 Membership Class

The Recording Academy has officially extended invitations to more than 2,700 music creators and professionals to join its 2022 membership class. This year’s invitees include professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds, genres, and disciplines. The invitations reflect the invitees’ important contributions to music, as well as a desire to influence progressive changes within the music industry.

The deadline to accept invitations to the 2022 Recording Academy membership class is Tuesday, July 12.

Recording Academy members play an integral role in shaping the future of the music industry on a local and national level. In addition to submitting products for GRAMMY Awards consideration and voting during the GRAMMY Awards process, members can propose amendments to GRAMMY Awards rules, run for a Recording Academy Board position or Committee, vote in Chapter elections, participate in member-only programs, and support fellow musicians through advocacy.

“Building an active and representative membership that embodies our vibrant music community is fundamental to the Recording Academy’s ethos,” Kelley Purcell, the Recording Academy’s Vice President of Membership & Industry Relations, says. “Members are the backbone of the Academy. With this new class, we are committed to cultivating local and national leadership to help ensure that a new generation of music creators will be empowered to drive change.”

Recording Academy members have the power to “cultivate real, meaningful change, not just within the Academy, but the entire music ecosystem,” Ashley Thomas, Director of Member Outreach & Systems at the Recording Academy, adds.

The Recording Academy offers three types of membership: Voting Membership for recording creators; Professional Membership for executives working in support of creators; and GRAMMY U for college students who aspire to pursue a career in the music industry. Invited members must be recommended by industry peers and are subject to a peer review.

Check out reactions from some of the newest Recording Academy members below, and tune into the previously recorded Instagram Live conversations with some of this year’s new members.

Learn more about Recording Academy membership and membership benefits and the Recording Academy’s various wings and Chapters.

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