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Grammys Expand Eligibility Rules to Include Streaming-Only Music


The Grammy Awards have entered the streaming age.

The Recording Academy on Thursday announced it has tweaked its eligibility guidelines to allow works “released via streaming platforms” to be considered for Grammy nominations. The change is effective immediately.

Previously, music had to be sold commercially through a general means of distribution—a physical copy in a brick-and-mortar store or via digital downloads, such as music in Apple’s iTunes store.

The Recording Academy’s rule change is welcome news for rap and electronic-dance music artists, for whom streaming-only releases are more common...

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