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A sudden twist in the music game!
The Recording Academy announced on Monday that projects and artists who wish to be recognized at the 2020 Grammy Awards must submit their work before August 31, 2019. This is one month ahead than their original deadline.
This change was created to avoid competing head-to-head with the Oscars which air February 9, 2020. The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will now air two weeks earlier on January 26, 2020.
This is the first time a date has changed in the past nine years. As a result of this sudden decision, everything has been pushed ahead, including the end of the submission process.
According to a site, the musical year is now 11 months instead of 12 due to the process being cut short. Now artists have to grind hard to put something out that is impactful before August 31.
This may even force some artists to readjust their release dates to reaffirm that their affairs are in order. The Recording Academy will notify voting members and registered media companies of the change in the eligibility year by email.
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