Grammys on Friday announced several notable changes for its next season of Grammys which is due to air on the thirty-first of January next year.
The changes include the removal of the anonymous experts' committee, which used to make the final ballot decisions for nominees in major award categories.
The final nomination process will now move from a small group of 15 to 30 music industry professionals to the Academy’s full membership, subjecting nominees to a simple majority vote.
Grammy Awards faced backlash and criticisms of its process being biased and not impartial.
To ensure the new process is impartial, the Recording Academy will require that 90% of its members adhere to a “requalification process” by the end of the year to verify voters’ active engagement in music creation, according to TheWrap.
The Academy has also reduced the number of categories in which a member can vote from 15 genre categories to 10, and those 10 categories may not exceed three fields. And all members will still be allowed to vote in the “Big 4” categories of Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist, per the report.