Click “My Membership” in the main navigation. On the resulting page click the “Change Password” tab.
You must enter your current password in order to change your password. If you have forgotten your current password, click the “Request a new password” link. On the resulting page click the “Email New Password” button. Password reset instructions will be emailed to your existing email address. You must log out to use the password reset link in the e-mail.
How do I opt-in/opt-out of the Community features?
Click on to “My Membership” in the main navigation, then click the “Privacy & Notifications” tab. Alternatively, select the "Privacy" option in the dropdown menu under "Community" in the main navigation.
Selecting “Opt-in” gives you full access to the GRAMMYPro.com community. If you de-select “Opt–in,” your profile will become hidden and you will no longer be able to access or add community content.
If you used GRAMMY365, your "Opt-In" status was carried over.
What privacy features are available in the GRAMMYPro.com community?
You can access Privacy settings via the "Privacy" link in the dropdown menu under "Community." Once there, you will see several options:
Opt-In: If you choose not to opt-in to the Community, you will remain completely private and can continue to use all non-Community sections of the site, including Professional Development, your Chapter page, My Membership, etc.
Go Unlisted: If you go unlisted, you will not appear in the Community member search (the "Find People" link in the dropdown menu under "Community.") Changes to unlisted status take about 10 minutes to process online.
Blocked Members: You may block any members that you do not want to see in the Community. Blocked members will not see your content, and will not be able to send you contact requests.
Content Sharing Default: You may share content with your Trusted Contacts only, or with all GRAMMYPro.com members. You make that choice with each piece of content you post, but you can set the default option on the Privacy page. Note that changes to this default do not retroactively change the sharing setting of past content.
Contact and Message notifications: You may choose to receive an email notification from the website when you have a Trusted Contact request or Private Message from another user. Note that the email comes from the website, and we do not reveal your email to any other user.
Using the above features, you can be completely invisible (if you do not opt-In), be visible only to your Trusted Contacts (by going unlisted and always sharing content with only your Trusted Contacts), be invisible to specific users (using the block function), or be widely visible (opt-in, do not go unlisted, share content with everyone.)
What is the difference between Following someone and being their Trusted Contact?
The Following feature is similar to Twitter. You do not need permission to follow a fellow member. When you Follow someone, you will see their posts which are marked "Share with everyone" on the Member Posts page. And your Followers will see your "Share with everyone" posts.
Trusted Contacts require approval from both parties. Trusted Contacts see posts which you mark "Share with my contacts only," and they can exchange Private Messages.
If you had active contacts on GRAMMY365, they were imported into GRAMMYPro.com as Followers, Followees and Trusted Contacts (up to 750.)
On GRAMMYPro.com Following and Trusted Contacts are not necessarily related. You can Follow non-Contacts, or not Follow Contacts.
How do I share content with my Trusted Contacts only?
When you post content in the main Members Posts section, there will be options to “Share with Contacts Only” or “Share with Everyone.” Your selection determines who will see your content.
You can set the default option via your Privacy page (in the main navigation, select "Privacy" from the dropdown menu under "Community.") Note that this simply sets the default for future posts, and does not retroactively change sharing settings on existing content. You can override this default on any future post by changing the sharing option.
Content posted into public Groups (such as Chapter groups) is shared with all members.
GRAMMYPro.com has two types of relationships: Followers and Trusted Contacts. Followers are unlimited, and Trusted Contacts are limited to 750 per member.
GRAMMYPro.com limits Trusted Contacts for a variety of reasons, including:
Better Community Experience: We want GRAMMYPro.com to reflect the actual community of Recording Academy members — while most members have many (perhaps countless) acquaintances, they likely have far fewer Trusted Contacts. By setting an upper limit on GRAMMYPro.com Trusted Contacts, higher quality connections and greater sharing of information are encouraged.
Vote Solicitation: The majority of our membership has expressed dissatisfaction with active vote solicitation via Private Messages during the Awards season. Many members stopped using GRAMMY365 during the balloting season due to the large volume of solicitation messages. On GRAMMYPro.com, there will be a dedicated area by award category called "For Your Consideration" for members to showcase and promote music to fellow members during the Awards balloting cycle. Look for an announcement on July 1, 2014, as the Online Entry Process for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards begins.
Enhanced Online Experience: GRAMMYPro.com was developed with speed and optimizing the user-experience in mind. Online systems become less responsive — and can bog down — when processing privacy and access rights for large groups of contacts. Even a social network the size of Facebook sets a limit to the number of friends an individual account can accept.
When I upload content to GRAMMYPro.com, do I still own all the rights?
Yes, members own the rights to their content. The Recording Academy may use member generated content (MGC) to help promote the site, but will contact the member and acquire the necessary member approval prior to using content.
You may choose to receive an email notification from the website when you have a Trusted Contact request or Private Message from another user. These options are available via your Privacy page (in the main navigation, select "Privacy" from the dropdown menu under "Community.") Note that these email notifications comes from the website, and we do not reveal your email to any other user.
What is my Online Entry Number (OEN) and why do I need it to post to For Your Consideration groups?
When material is submitted into the GRAMMY Awards process via the Online Entry Process (OEP), each submission is given a unique, five-digit entry number, called the Online Entry Number (OEN). This is printed on the packing slip you received when you made your entry(s).
Since the For Your Consideration groups are only for qualified and accepted entries, GRAMMYPro.com requires this OEN number so we can validate posts if necessary.
What's the difference between an entry and a nomination?
The Recording Academy receives over 20,000 entries per year. Entries are recordings submitted for GRAMMY consideration. Entries that meet all eligibility requirements are then voted on by The Academy's Voting Members, and the results of that vote are the nominations.
For the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be commercially released in general distribution between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016.
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION is defined as the broad release of a recording, available nationwide via brick and mortar, third party online retailers and/or streaming services. “Streaming services” is defined as paid subscription, full catalogue, on-demand streaming/limited download services that have existed as such within the United States for at least one full year as of the submission deadline. All recordings entered must have an assigned ISRC.
DIGITAL RECORDINGS: Downloads/streams must be available on a nationwide basis; both the original file and the product sent to The Academy must have quality comparable at least to 16 bit 44.1 kHz; copy of label credits (producer, mixer, songwriter, etc.) must be included in the required metadata file; product and all requested documentation (including a list of retailers/streaming services) must be provided to The Academy; online release date must be verifiable.
AUTHORIZED RECORDINGS: Recordings must be non-infringing, original works of authorship. To the extent a recording embodies in whole or in part the copyrighted work of a third party, appropriate authorization to use and incorporate such copyrighted work must have been obtained. If allegations are made that a recording is unauthorized and does not meet these criteria, The Academy will consider the allegations and determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of such recording.
NOT ELIGIBLE: Digital recordings that are considered “advance” sales but are not otherwise available by the eligibility deadline; digital recordings for which no product is provided to The Academy by the eligibility deadline.
NEW RECORDINGS: The Recording Academy defines “new recordings” as material that has been recorded within five (5) years of the release date and not previously released.
Recording Academy Voting Members are professionals with creative or technical credits on at least six commercially released tracks (or their equivalent). These may include vocalists, conductors, songwriters, composers, engineers, producers, instrumentalists, arrangers, art directors, album notes writers, narrators, and music video artists and technicians.
Proposals for changes to the categories are reviewed each year by The Academy's Awards & Nominations Committee, with final approval by The Academy's Trustees. Proposals may be submitted by any member. Contact the Awards department for more information.
What is the difference between Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year?
The Record Of The Year category recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist. The Song Of The Year category recognizes the songwriter(s).