January 11, 2020 at 4:04 pm #1203275834
What categories would you like to see in the Grammys? I have a small list.
Best Pop Song
Best Alternative Music Recording (think more Bon Iver and Björk)
Gospel/Christian Music renamed to Religious Music (or any other suitable name):
Best Religious Song (to consider Gospel, Contemporary Christian Music and Roots Gospel), similar to American Roots Song
Best Religious Performance (to consider Gospel, Contemporary Christian Music, Roots Gospel and Religious Choir Performances), similar to American Roots Performance
Best Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Best Roots Gospel Album
Best Chants/Hymns/Choral Album (for albums containing religious songs performed by choirs e.g chants and hymns)
Best Reggae Performance
Best Reggae Song
Best World Music Performance
Best World Music SongJanuary 11, 2020 at 4:22 pm #1203275844
Honey, there are WAY too many categories as is. #NoNewCategoriesJanuary 12, 2020 at 12:27 am #1203276205
Pop/rock instrumental performanceJanuary 12, 2020 at 2:50 am #1203276296
I think the Rock category is a mess. Rock voters are purists and nominate bland traditional rock music that has no cultural impact. If they’re going to continue this, at least give Alternative Music its own light.January 12, 2020 at 9:03 pm #1203278727
I like the idea of having more awards for “world music” (whatever that means these days) artists and songwriters, but I wonder about the logistics of a Song category: How could they select nominees fairly when the pool of eligible songs will be in different languages (and voters presumably will only be able to understand the lyrics of some)?January 13, 2020 at 3:01 am #1203278995
I like the idea of having more awards for “world music” (whatever that means these days) artists and songwriters, but I wonder about the logistics of a Song category: How could they select nominees fairly when the pool of eligible songs will be in different languages (and voters presumably will only be able to understand the lyrics of some)?
I’ve always wondered… Are the Grammys only allowed to nominate English-language pieces in the GF and mainstream Genre fields (Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B, Rap)?January 21, 2020 at 10:55 pm #1203298149
It may be acceptable or not but I thought of these several times.
Best Christmas Music Album/ Best Holiday Music Album
Best Contemporary Country Album
Best Traditional Country Performance
And I hope they’re going to reinstate the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category.January 21, 2020 at 11:15 pm #1203298167
it’s about time they add alternative performance and alternative song, the alternative category always house better nominees than most others, they should get an expansion. with today’s news, a pop song category seems even more necessary so that pop songwriters can have a space to compete without committee interfering
I’ve always wondered… Are the Grammys only allowed to nominate English-language pieces in the GF and mainstream Genre fields (Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B, Rap)?
despacito wasn’t even that long ago… hell the first winner in roty and soty was italian, foreign music can compete, it’s just they are doomed to be way less competitiveJanuary 22, 2020 at 12:36 am #1203298217
The good old “let’s add new categories until all of our faves get an award” thread. Comes around every year.
People think we can fix everything by just adding more categories and making the voting system more complex – some people think the Grammys should force people to sit there and rank each artist/song/album in order or something like that.
When you make voting systems more complex you discourage voters, especially those who are busy, like Touring Musicians and those who have poor time management skills – which includes a lot of very talented artists.
The BRIT awards are better with far fewer categories.January 22, 2020 at 1:25 am #1203298234
the idea of ranking vote is for general field only.
If voters can’t do that simple thing, they shouldn’t be voter.
and yes alternative deserve its own song/performance category.
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