Grammy submissions more than just about winning (Star Article) / Kim Nain to be considered
Winning a Grammy is a dream of many recording artistes and their labels, but for several local acts, submitting an album during the pre-nomination period is not only about grabbing the title.
According to Julian Jones-Griffith, well-known artiste manager, it is about preserving the reggae category and also using the platform to promote the music.
He shared that he did not submit any albums this year, but urges other professionals, once their album is eligible for the Grammy season, to not be left out of the running.
“It is crucial that every artiste and/or label in our dancehall-reggae community that releases an album, submits it for consideration so that the Grammy Awards do not drop the reggae category,” Jones-Griffith told THE STAR. “I believe the number of album submissions dropped below the average one year, from the usual 100 to 120 albums submitted to the 60s, which resulted in the governing bodies considering to remove the category altogether. In order for us to be taken seriously as a genre in every platform, we need to have a strong presence everywhere.” Read More