About Us

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers, and ensuring that music remains an indelible part of our culture.

Our members include:

  • singers 
  • songwriters 
  • engineers 
  • producers
  • managers 
  • a wide range of professionals working in the music industry 

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Governance and Chapters

The Academy is governed by an experienced group of top music professionals, who help oversee regional Chapters in 12 cities across the country. Our Chapters are deeply involved in their local music communities, providing professional development and networking opportunities for members from all genres.

Governance    Chapters

The Recording Academy Family

GRAMMY Foundation

Established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture.

MusiCares

A safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies.

Advocacy & Government Relations

The Advocacy & Government Relations office seeks to amplify the voice of music creators in national policy matters and today represents artists, songwriters, studio professionals and other music makers on Capitol Hill.

The Latin Recording Academy

Launched in 2000 with a telecast aired on CBS, The Latin Recording Academy was the first primarily Spanish language primetime program carried on an English-language television network. Like the GRAMMY Awards, the Latin GRAMMYs recognize artistic and technical excellence in the recording arts and sciences by peer vote.

GRAMMY Museum

The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a vibrant new space in downtown Los Angeles. Four floors of cutting-edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational.