NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy is partnering with Berklee Faculty of Tune and Arizona Convey University to total a study focused on women’s representation within the song change.
The academy, which places on the annual Grammy Awards, acknowledged the scarcity of female creators in song is “one of possibly the most urgent points within the change today.” The organization says the information it collects “will be utilized to develop and empower the following generation of women song creators.”
The Grammys were criticized over time for awarding and nominating more males than women. Fraction of that’s as a consequence of the awards drawl honors no longer unprejudiced performers, but additionally producers and engineers — positions dominated by males.
The academy printed that among the 853 nominees across all 84 classes at this year’s drawl, 198 — 23% — name as women.
In 2019, the organization acknowledged it planned to double the nominees of female voters by 2025; the academy reported that it had reached 33% of its aim by together with 831 women to its balloting membership. In the identical year, the academy launched a recent initiative asking musicians, document labels and others to consider a minimum of two female producers or engineers when working on a mission, whether it’s a song or an album.
The study is anticipated to be carried out by and launched in early 2022.
The 2021 Grammys will air on March 14 from Los Angeles.