CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

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Eligibility Year for the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards:
June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020

GENERAL FIELD


1. RECORD OF THE YEAR - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


A record is any type of audio and/or audiovisual sound recording of musical interpretations or performances for subsequent reproduction, regardless of the medium on which it is recorded, provided that it is widely used, and that is released during the eligibility period.

The musical recording must be a song considered a single or a track that has been recorded to promote discographic material, even if it has not been previously commercially released. The recording must in no case have been recorded more than three years before the release date.

Commercial or promotional launches of singles or tracks of new recordings, whether vocal or instrumental, may be entered in this category. Tracks from an album from the previous year may be entered, provided that said tracks have not been submitted previously (including as part of an album) and that this recording has not won a Latin GRAMMY.

The statuette is presented to the artist(s), producer(s) of the album, recording engineer(s), mixing and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to arranger(s), composer(s), and mastering engineer(s); musicians and background singers, when applicable.

NOTE:
Unless otherwise noted, songs entered to compete for record of the year must contain at least 51% lyric content in Spanish or Portuguese, or in languages, dialects or idiomatic expressions recognized in Ibero-America, and accepted by the respective committees by majority vote.

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR - ALBUMS ONLY


An album (or record) is a group of new songs that have been selected and recorded in a recording studio or using a recording system, and that have subsequently been released commercially for their sale.

The album will be analyzed by the membership, allowing voters to rate elements such as composition, interpretation, production, mixing, mastering, package design, release and marketing resulting in a new product that is ready to complete in music, radio and digital platform markets.

For vocal or instrumental recordings.

The album must contain at least 51% playing time of new material and a minimum of five (5) tracks and a total playing time of at least 15 minutes.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups. (For groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group.)

The statuette is also presented to Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Engineer(s), Mixer(s), and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist, will receive the award.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to the producer(s), engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s) of less than 51% of the recording.

NOTE:
Albums of previously released recordings (reissues, compilations and “Best of” packages) are not eligible.

3. SONG OF THE YEAR - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


A song is a new poem or group of words that communicate or are accompanied by musical notes, harmonies, rhythms and movements of unique beauty.

The song entered must bring together predominantly Ibero-American rhythmical elements, instrumentations, lyrics and genres, possibly including a variety of musical styles, arrangements, singers and performers.

To be entered in this category, the song must contain at least 51% of lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese (or accepted languages or dialects) and must be a new song.

Cover songs do not qualify.

The statuette is presented to the Songwriter(s).

A Publisher’s Certificate is presented to the music publisher(s).

NOTE: Not eligible: instrumental recordings and cover songs.

4. BEST NEW ARTIST - ALBUMS, SINGLES/TRACKS


A Best New Artist is defined as any performing artist/group who has not reached a prominent level of recognition at a regional level (that is, at a Latin regional level, whether because their recording was not been released in some of the major markets or because the recording has been successful in a few markets but is not known in a wider major region). A minimum of three (3) singles/tracks or one (1) album released during the current eligibility period, are needed to be eligible. Albums, including EPs, must have at least five (5) different tracks and a total playing time of at least 15 minutes.

The Selection and Classification Committee is the body that decides who may enter and compete in this category; always using an inclusive rather than an exclusive criterion. In case of doubt, the decision will be made by majority vote.

The statuette is presented to the artist; whether an individual or a group; and if it is a group, the statuettes are presented to the artists who represent the group and who participated in the recording process of the entered album and who are credited in the label copy.

Not eligible:
•    Orchestras or choruses.
•    Albums containing less than five (5) different tracks.
•    An artist may not compete in this category more than three (3) times, including as a performing member of an established group.
•    When the recording artist participated in a prominent role as part of a group that received a Latin GRAMMY Nomination.
•    An artist who has released three (3) albums or less than 3 singles/tracks.
•    If the recording artist was also the songwriter on a nominated recording in any song category and the song gained its prominence by the songwriter as primary artist.
•    A recording artist or group that establishes his/her/its public identity in a language other than Spanish or Portuguese.
•    Recording artists or groups that have received a Latin GRAMMY Award.

POP FIELD


Only recordings in Spanish or languages/dialects of Hispano-America are eligible.

5. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Pop Music is considered to be any style of popular music that, even if it has basic rock influences, due to its varied characteristics, is easily promoted and becomes widely known.

This genre falls under the Pop genre when a significant part of the instrumentation is made up of electric instruments (e.g., synthesizers, guitar, electronic drums, etc.).

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of newly recorded (previously unreleased) material and 51% Pop Music.

Albums must also contain 51% or more vocal tracks and a minimum of 5 tracks.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), to the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

6. BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Traditional Pop music is considered to be any musical style with influence not directly linked to Rock and that uses more classic rhythms, more traditional arrangements and a good quantity of instruments that are acoustic or, if electric, have a conservative base.

Traditional Pop uses simple standards in long-lasting and popular songs with can’t-miss qualities, such as easy-to-remember melodies, along with the charm of the lyrics (examples: balada, bolero, vals, trova, and romantic music).

For albums containing 51% or more playing time of newly recorded (previously unreleased) material and 51% Traditional Pop music. Albums must also contain 51% or more playing time of vocal tracks and include a minimum of 5 tracks.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), to the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

7. BEST POP SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Best Pop Song is for singles or tracks from the genres that make up this field, and that contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish and is a completely new song.

A song is a new poem or group of words that communicate or are accompanied by musical notes, harmonies, rhythms and movements of unique beauty.

Not eligible: instrumental recordings and cover songs.

The statuette is presented to the Songwriter(s).

Publisher’s Certificates are presented to the music publisher(s).

URBAN MUSIC FIELD


Music performed in Spanish, Portuguese and languages of Ibero-America

8. BEST URBAN FUSION/PERFORMANCE - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


New vocal or instrumental recordings (singles or tracks only) that have been recorded by solo artists, duos or groups (individually or in collaboration) presenting a recording that is urban in nature (including subgenres such as rap, reggaetón, hip hop, R&B, Brazilian funk, trap, dancehall, etc.).

Mixtures of urban genres that are combined or fused with other music genres are allowed, as long as the urban tendency predominates. This allows the incorporation of “samples” and/or elements of other artists’ and/or previous recordings.

For commercial releases that have at least 51% playing time of newly recorded (previously unreleased) material and at least 51% music whose rhythm, melody and performance are urban in character.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group).

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s), engineer(s) and composer(s).

NOTE: Recordings entered in this category also qualify in the Record of the Year category. If one wins in the Record of the Year category, the statuette is presented to producer(s), recording engineer(s), mixing engineer(s) and mastering engineer(s).

9. BEST REGGAETON PERFORMANCE - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


For commercially released singles or tracks (vocal or instrumental) of recordings that contain 51% or more playing time of newly recorded (previously unreleased) material, and 51% playing time of Reggaeton music (as defined by the Urban Committee).  It may include a fusion mix of urban styles with other genres as long as “Reggaeton” predominates as the main music character. For solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group).

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s), engineer(s) and composer(s).

NOTE: Recordings entered in this category also qualify in the Record of the Year category. If one wins in the Record of the Year category, the statuette is presented to producer(s), recording engineer(s), mixing engineer(s) and mastering engineer(s).

10. BEST URBAN MUSIC ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


An album made up of urban music songs (including subgenres such as rap, reggaetón, hip hop, R&B, Brazilian funk, trap, dancehall, etc.).

For vocal or instrumental Urban music albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), sound engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

11. BEST RAP/HIP HOP SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Includes the genres of Trap and Dancehall Songs. A song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese and must be a new song.  

Award to the Songwriter(s).  

Not Eligible: Instrumental recordings, sampling and cover songs.

A song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese and must be a new song. Award to the Songwriter(s).

Publisher’s Certificates are presented to the music publisher(s).

12. BEST URBAN SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Songs in Spanish and Portuguese are eligible

An Urban song is a group of words performed by the human voice whose phrasing, rhythm, melody and accompaniment (arrangement and/or programming) are of a musical nature belonging to the urban genre (rap, reggaetón, hip hop, R&B, Brazilian funk, trap, dancehall, etc.).

A song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese and must be a new song. Award to the Songwriter(s). Not eligible: instrumental recordings and cover songs.

Publisher’s Certificates are presented to the music publisher(s).

ROCK FIELD


Only recordings in Spanish or languages/dialects of Hispano-America are eligible

13. BEST ROCK ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Rock album is one that stands out more for its irreverent/rebellious attitude than for following rules or standards and includes styles and sub-styles such as: Blues, Rock and Roll, Metal, Punk, Hard Rock and Grunge, among others.

For vocal or instrumental Rock albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material performed by a solo artist, a duo or a group.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

14. BEST ROCK SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Best Rock Song is for singles or tracks from the genres that make up this field, such as Rock and that contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish and is a completely new song.

A Rock song deals with powerful or profound issues, commonly accompanied by musical instruments typical of the genre such as electric guitars, drums, keyboard and electric bass.

Not eligible: instrumental recordings and cover songs.

The statuette is presented to the Songwriter(s).

Publisher’s Certificates are presented to the music publisher(s).

15. BEST POP/ROCK ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Pop/Rock album is one that stands out for combining Pop-related melodies/words with Rock elements or vice versa. The appeal of this genre lies in the addition of Pop melodies that, when combined with riffs typical of Rock, create a combination that is classified as Pop/Rock, but where the former predominates in terms of general themes.

The majority of songs must be new, with melodic and instrumental lyrics that respect the characteristic elements of both genres.

For vocal or instrumental Pop/Rock albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

16. BEST POP ROCK/SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Includes the genres of Trap and Dancehall Songs. A song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish or Portuguese and must be a new song.  

Not Eligible: Instrumental recordings, sampling and cover songs.

The statuette is presented to the Songwriter(s).

Publisher’s Certificates are presented to the music publisher(s).

ALTERNATIVE FIELD


Only recordings in Spanish or languages/dialects of Hispano-America are eligible.

17. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


An Alternative Music album is one that stands out for its avant-garde and experimental approach, and may use new technologies and new production techniques, such as elements of Rock, Pop, R&B, Dance, Folk, Reggae, Ska, Electronica, Hip-Hop and even Classical music styles.

This category is intended for recordings that exist (at least initially) outside of mainstream music consciousness. For performances by solo artists, duos and groups.

For vocal albums in Spanish or instrumental Alternative albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded music.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

18. BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Best Alternative Song is for singles or tracks that fulfill the conditions described in the Alternative Music Album definitions.

A song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish and must be a new song.

The statuette is presented to the Songwriter(s).

Publisher’s Certificates are presented to the music publisher(s).

Not eligible: instrumental recordings and cover songs.

TROPICAL FIELD


19. BEST SALSA ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Salsa album is one that ranges across such varied Afro-Cuban genres as guaguancó, son montuno, guaracha, son and other more recent rhythms, such as timba. The genre gained strength and became more international in New York City, thanks to the intercultural interaction of musicians from different regions. It later spread to other countries, which adapted it as their own and added variations.

In general, salsa is an interaction between a soloist, choruses and an orchestra of metal instruments, rhythmic bases and percussion. The key is the instrument that marks the beat of this rhythm.

For vocal or instrumental Salsa albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material and a minimum of five (5) tracks (songs) with different titles. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

20. BEST CUMBIA/VALLENATO ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Vallenato album is one derived from the genre that was born on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, that includes rhythms such as paseo, puya, merengue, vallenato and son, accompanied by percussion instruments such as the caja and the guacharaca, which help define this genre, and that have also been performed on the guitar and other instruments.

A Cumbia album is the rhythm born on the banks of the Magdalena River in Colombia, that includes autochthonous instruments such as the flauta, the tambora and other basic percussion instruments. For the purposes of this award, it also includes other folk rhythms, such as chandé, mapalé, porro, chirimía, currulao, son, corrido, bullerengue and chalupa. The rhythm spread throughout Latin America and was adapted in each region, and new elements and contemporary instruments have also been identified within this category.

For vocal and/or instrumental Cumbia/Vallenato albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material and a minimum of five (5) tracks (songs) with different titles. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

21. BEST MERENGUE/BACHATA ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


An album which contains established tropical music styles such as Merengue or Bachata.

For vocal and/or instrumental music albums of all the genres mentioned above that contain at least 51% of the total recording time of new material and a minimum of five (5) tracks (songs) with different titles. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

22. BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Best Traditional Tropical Album brings together classic tropical genres such as son, danzón, bolero, chachachá, bomba, plena, danza, rumba, joropo and mambo in which the original style of performance and interpretation predominates.

For vocal and/or instrumental albums of Traditional Tropical music above that contain at least 51% of the total recording time of new material and a minimum of five (5) tracks (songs) with different titles. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

23. BEST CONTEMPORARY / TROPICAL FUSION ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Best Tropical Fusion Album is characterized by the mixture (in the same track) of tropical rhythms and avant-garde elements, such as electronic technology, loops, samples, pop, rock or other world styles, provided that the tropical music tendency predominates.

A Contemporary Tropical album brings together established tropical music styles such as merengue, bachata, tropical pop, cueca, candombe, ska, Haitian kompa, socca, zouk, bomba, plena and their derivatives.

For vocal and/or instrumental albums that contain at least 51% total recording time of new material and a minimum of five (5) tracks (songs) with different titles, based on the fusion of the tropical rhythms mentioned above. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

24. BEST TROPICAL SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Best Tropical Song is for singles or tracks in genres that make up this area: salsa, cumbia, vallenato, contemporary tropical, traditional tropical and/or tropical fusion, and that have at least 51% of the lyrics in Spanish and are completely new songs.

To be eligible, a song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics sung in Spanish and must be new. Its style must be based on one of the genres considered tropical and mentioned above in the tropical field.

The statuette is presented to the Songwriter(s).

A Publisher’s Certificate is presented to the music publisher(s).

Not eligible: instrumental recordings or songs that have been previously recorded by other artists or the same artist (“covers”).

SINGER-SONGWRITER FIELD


For music performed in Spanish, Portuguese and the languages of Ibero-America

25. BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A singer-songwriter is a troubadour and lyricist who writes, composes and performs his or her own material, including lyrics and melodies. They generally emphasize the contents of the lyrics over the vocal arrangement or the musical base. Both compositions and arrangements are written primarily as solitary vehicles, where the singer-songwriter uses his or her own world view to extend and promote it, generally in relation to social, political, personal, philosophical, romantic or even protest issues.

They may compose/perform some songs with a colleague, but only if the required participation percentages are observed. In the case of a singer-songwriter album, singer-songwriters must compose and perform in the album to be eligible. “Live” albums may be eligible with 51% new material.

The purpose of creating this field/category was to provide a niche that recognizes authors who have a specific style, who do not always figure on popularity charts and who maintain a very high level of poetic and musical standards.

If the product is entered and reviewed in the Singer-Songwriter category, it may not participate in any other category (except the four general categories and the Packaging, Engineering and Production categories).

The statuette is presented to solo artists or duos, producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

REGIONAL-MEXICAN FIELD


Only recordings in Spanish are eligible.

26. BEST RANCHERO/MARIACHI ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Ranchero/Mariachi album is one whose musical base is performed by a group of at least four dominant/essential instruments of the genre: vihuela, guitarrón, violins, trumpets, guitar or harp, which maintain the style’s musical structure.

For vocal or instrumental Ranchero or Mariachi albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

27. BEST BANDA ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Banda album is performed by a group with at least four of the genre’s dominant/essential instruments: tuba, saxores, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, tambora or tarolas, which maintain the rhythmic structure of the banda style.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

28. BEST TEJANO ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Tejano music album is one in Mexican-American or Tejano style, which could be a hybrid between the Mexican norteño sound and sounds, and styles that have been developed mainly in Texas, which may also incorporate some elements of ranchera, cumbia, polka and swing, and with the prominent presence of the accordion.
For vocal or instrumental Tejano albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

29. BEST NORTEÑO ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Norteño album is one performed by a group with at least three of the genre’s dominant/essential instruments (bajo quinto/bajo sexto, accordion, drum set or redoba, bass or tololoche), that maintain the rhythmic structure of the norteño style. Additional or substitute instruments, for example, tuba instead of bass, or guitar(s) instead of bajo quinto or bajo sexto, in combination with one or more of the genre’s dominant/essential instruments, qualify in this category.
For vocal or instrumental norteño albums that contain at least 51% of total recording time of new material.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

30. BEST REGIONAL-MEXICAN SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Best Regional-Mexican is for singles or tracks in genres that make up this field, such as ranchero, mariachi, banda, tejano and/or norteño.

A Regional-Mexican song must be a new poetic composition sung with the sound support of musical accompaniment, and it must be backed by rhythm and style from within the assorted Regional-Mexican genres, such as ranchero, mariachi, norteño, banda, corrido, etc.

The song must contain at least 51% Spanish lyrics and must be a new/unreleased song. Not eligible: instrumental recordings or cover songs.

Statuette presented to Songwriter(s).

A Publisher’s Certificate is presented to the music publisher(s).

INSTRUMENTAL FIELD


31. BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


An instrumental album is one recorded exclusively with musical instruments. It may include not more than 49% of the total playing time of singing or voice performances.

For an album to belong to this category, it must, in the judgement of the Latin Recording Academy, A) have recognized Latin rhythms such as genres that participate in the annual Latin GRAMMY awards, or B) be performed by a performer of Latin heritage, or C) have been composed by someone of Ibero-American heritage and does not lend itself to confusion (for example, a song that has Greek elements but was composed/interpreted by a Latino may not be accepted, because the nature of the work does not correspond to any Latin genre).

For albums containing 51% or more of instrumental tracks. Includes all Latin instrumental recording genres.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

TRADITIONAL FIELD


For albums recorded in Spanish, Portuguese or any dialect or language of any out of the countries of Ibero-American and approved by the Ad Hoc Committee.

32. BEST FOLK ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A folk music album includes dialects, customs or performers who help reflect the traditions of communities, populations cultures or diverse social groups.

In many cases, instrumentations themselves or the use of specific instruments may determine whether the music is folk or not. Examples include gaitas, the Paraguayan harp, the berimbau, the teponaztli, the zampoña or charangos.
These compositions are based on the specific melody, instrumentation, harmony and rhythm belonging to the region of origin of the artists under consideration. Fusions with other musical styles such as pop, pop rock, tropical, etc., are eligible.

For vocal or instrumental folk albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

33. BEST TANGO ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Tango album is one that derives from the musicality that originated in the River Plate region and its area of influence. This genre highlights the fusion of Afro-River Plate roots with gaucho, Spanish, Italian, and other general European influences, a result of the great immigration that gave way to Argentina and Uruguay.
These performances must have a recognizable influence in melody, instrumentation, harmony and rhythm from the assorted River Plate genres commonly known as Tango.

Tango is not exclusive to a particular region: it is defined by its musicality. Musically, it typically has a binary form (theme and refrain) or ternary (two parts, to which a third is added). It can be performed by a wide variety of musical groups, classically with preponderance of orchestra and the sextet of two bandoneones, two violins, piano and double base. While not an absolutely essential requirement, the bandoneón occupies a central place.
Many of the songs’ lyrics may be written in a local Rive Place slang (lunfardo) and express the emotions and sadness that men and women feel, especially in matters related to love.

For vocal or instrumental albums that contain at least 51% of total play time recorded with new material or material by traditional authors. Fusions with other musical genres will be eligible, provided that the Tango genre is substantially maintained in the judgement of the Ad Hoc committee.

For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s)

34. BEST FLAMENCO ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Flamenco album is one that results from the mixture of rhythms and cadences from Spanish, Gypsy, Arab, Jewish and assorted other Mediterranean ethnicities and which spread across the Iberian Peninsula, mainly in the area of greatest Mudéjar influence (al-Andalus).

It consists of two fundamental elements: the “cante” (the action or effect of singing, which can be divided into “cante flamenco” and “cante jondo”) and “toque,” (the technique of flamenco guitarists, who are called tocaores, which is different from that used by classical guitar performers). Tocaores use techniques such as alzapúa, picado, rasgueo and trémolo, among others. The use of the pickguard as a percussion element adds great strength to the performance.

Accompaniment and the solo toque of flamenco guitarists are based on both modal and tonal harmony systems, although a combination of the two is most frequent. Some flamenco songs are performed “a palo seco” (a capella), without guitar accompaniment. Normally guitars are accompanied by cajón and clapping.

For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% of the total recording time with new material based on typical flamenco rhythms and harmonies. Fusions with other musical genres are eligible, provided that the flamenco genre is substantially maintained. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

JAZZ FIELD


Music performed in Spanish, Portuguese and languages of Ibero-America.

35. BEST LATIN JAZZ/JAZZ ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


For instrumental or vocal albums containing at least 51% of total play time of new material. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups, including recordings in Spanish, Portuguese or languages of Ibero-America.

Recordings accepted in this category shall be those considered Latin Jazz (including variations of Afro-Cuban jazz, filin, bossa nova, samba, etc.), jazz (fusion or smooth), jazz (straight-ahead or bebop) and contemporary jazz, as well as other jazz movements or jazz-style performances that contain Latin rhythmic elements or a significant Latin connection.

To be admitted, all productions entered shall undergo review and voting by a specific committee.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

CHRISTIAN FIELD


36. BEST CHRISTIAN ALBUM (SPANISH LANGUAGE) - ALBUMS ONLY


For vocal or instrumental albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material inspired by the Christian faith, dedicated to God, Jesus Christ and/or based on experiences, stories and/or teachings of the Bible.

A Christian album is one that includes not only concepts of praise, but also messages inspired by the Bible, including messages of a Cristian and Catholic nature, or spiritual music that spreads evangelical messages of love, tolerance and acceptance.

For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

37. BEST CHRISTIAN ALBUM (PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE) - ALBUMS ONLY


A Christian album is one that includes not only concepts of praise, but also messages inspired by the Bible, including messages of a Cristian and Catholic nature, or spiritual music that spreads evangelical messages of love, tolerance and acceptance.

For vocal or instrumental Christian albums in Portuguese that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE FIELD


38. BEST PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE CONTEMPORARY POP ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Contemporary Pop album can derive from rock, pop-rock or other movements, including romantic genres; has commercial goals; and has become widely known or pursued that aim using conventional individual or mass marketing strategies, including the use of social networks and digital diffusion.

For vocal or instrumental Portuguese-language contemporary pop albums containing at least 51% of total playing time of new material.

For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

39. BEST PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE ROCK OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Rock album is one that stands out more for its irreverent/rebellious attitude than for following rules or standards, and includes styles and sub-styles such as: blues, rock and roll, metal, punk, hard rock and grunge, among others.

An Alternative Music album is one that stands out for its avant-garde and experimental approach, and may use new technologies and new production techniques, such as elements of rock, pop, R&B, dance, folk, reggae, ska, electronica, hip-hop and even classical music styles.

This category is intended for recordings that exist (at least initially) outside of mainstream music consciousness. For performances by solo artists, duos and groups.

For vocal albums in Portuguese or instrumental Rock or Alternative albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded music.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

40. BEST SAMBA/PAGODE ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


A Samba album is one whose typical music with African roots comes principally from certain parts of Brazil and is used as a means of expression in generally oppressed areas. It’s most typical instruments are the cavaquinho and the tamborim.

Pagode is a variant of Samba. It is an encounter between Samba players to a more rhythmic beat, typical of Carnaval, when one song follows another in random order.

For vocal or instrumental Samba/Pagode albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time with new material. For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

41. BEST MPB (MÚSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA) ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) is a Brazilian musical genre that emerged beginning in the 1960s following (but including) bossa nova. It incorporated elements from rock, pop and samba-pop, which also was the origin of samba-rock.

For vocal or instrumental Música Popular Brasileira albums containing at least 51% of total play time of new material.

For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

42. BEST SERTANEJA MUSIC ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Sertaneja, commonly known as Brazilian Country, is a type of music that originated in southeastern Brazil and quickly became the most popular genre at the national level. It includes the birth of a new sub-genre called Sertanejo Universitario, which is done in a more acoustic and contemporary manner,

For vocal or instrumental Sertaneja music albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material.

For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

43. BEST PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


To be considered a Portuguese-language roots music song, all the production elements that comprise it; that is, songs, putting them to music, performance, etc., must incorporate most of music with typical Brazilian roots sounds, bringing together elements of formal and unwritten traditions and resuming the fusion of European, indigenous and/or African influences, all of which form part of Brazilian and Portuguese culture.

For vocal or instrumental Portuguese-language roots music albums that contain at least 51% of total playing time of new material.

For performances by solo artists, duos or groups.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

44. BEST PORTUGUESE-LANGUAGE SONG - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


Best Portuguese-language song is for singles or tracks in genres that make up this area, such as Contemporary Pop, Rock, Alternative, Samba, Pagode, Música Popular Brasileira, Sertaneja and Brazilian Roots.

A Portuguese-language song is a new song whose lyrics are based principally in Portuguese.

A song must contain at least 51% Portuguese-language lyrics and be a new song in the Pop, Rock, Alternative, Samba/Pagode, MPB, Sertanejo or Brazilian roots genres.

Not eligible: instrumental recordings or cover songs.

Statuette awarded to Songwriter(s).

A Publisher’s Certificate is presented to the music publisher(s).

CHILDREN’S FIELD


45. BEST LATIN CHILDREN’S ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Children’s music entered in this category must be used as an educational resource that aids intellectual, musical, motor and language development in children without having the performer’s personality as an essential feature. The music becomes a fundamental part of education through the rhythm and harmonization of the songs’ lyrics.

For a Spanish- or Portuguese-language album that has been created especially for children. The album must be aimed at an audience of children eight (8) and under. Even if the music is performed by children, the songs, arrangements, compositions and additional elements related to general production must also be aimed at a young audience.

Songs that retell historical religious episodes with artistic, literary and musical contributions will be accepted in this category. However, pieces that aim to teach or indoctrinate about those same issues may be reclassified, and in religious cases, will have to move to the Christian category, which equally includes songs from different religions.

Christmas records will be included in the Children’s category provided that their arrangements, compositions and additional production elements are aimed at children, because being sung by children does not guarantee that the product is a children’s album.

Audiobooks will be evaluated by the material/discographic content and not by their accompanying book.

Content is key. Entries submitted by children/adolescent singers WILL NOT qualify if the content is not appropriate for children 8 and under.

Portuguese-language recordings are included. Award to artist(s) with more than 51% participation in the playing time of the album. (If no artist is credited with 51%, the award will go to the Producer.)

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups (for groups of more than 10 members, the statuette will be presented to the “leader” of the group), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

CLASSICAL MUSIC FIELD


46. BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM - ALBUMS ONLY


Classical music is the type of music that brings together traditions of musical composition and styles originating in Europe beginning in the second half of the 17th Century, using acoustic standards. One of its characteristics is that its main interpretation is quite close to the composers’ original scores.

It encompasses movements of works that include from opera to compositions for symphony orchestras, instrumental or vocal soloists, chamber ensembles, choral music, electroacoustic music, etc. For the Latin Recording Academy, Classical Music albums are those in which participants are predominantly Latino composers, directors or performers in any of its forms: composition, performance, direction.

For an album to belong in the category, the soloist, director, composer, orchestra or the instrumental/vocal group must be Ibero-American.

The statuette is presented to solo artists, duos or groups, director, conductor, established orchestra/ensemble, producer(s), recording engineer(s) and mixing engineer(s) of 51% or more of the total playing time of the album.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to producer(s) and engineer(s) of less than 51% of the total playing time (if not the artist), as well as mastering engineer(s) and Pro Tools engineer(s).

47. BEST CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


This category recognizes and promotes works composed by an Ibero-American composer that have classical elements, whether traditional or contemporary.

For new vocal and instrumental recordings of original works or compositions that have been composed within the last twenty-five (25) years (a work/composition IS NOT eligible if it was composed before 1995), and that were released for the first time during the Eligibility Period.

A composer may not be submitted more than twice in one year in the Best Classical or Contemporary Composition category if the artist is the same.
For an album to be registered, it must comply with the submittal of recording credits in a clear, complete way. The recording date of the album in question must also be listed, and a copy of the composition’s score must be submitted. Because of the nature of the genre, works recorded in German, Italian, Latin or French may, at the discretion of the Committee, be admitted when the composer is of Ibero-American origin.

If the album is a complete work/composition, it is eligible.

The statuette is presented to the Composer(s).

A Publisher’s Certificate is presented to the music publisher(s).

ARRANGEMENT FIELD


48. BEST ARRANGEMENT - SINGLES OR TRACKS ONLY


An arrangement is the design of the structure, rhythm, dynamics, counter-melodies, harmonies and orchestration of different orchestra and/or virtual instruments and voices that accompany a pre-existing musical composition, other than those for which it was composed. Vocal arrangements must be recorded at least 51% in the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese or in languages or dialects in Ibero-America or any combination of these languages. An arrangement may be a broadened development, an improved adaptation or a substantial re-working of a composition, and it may include the use of dynamics, modulations, re-harmonization, counter-melodies, tempo variations, instrumentation, style and/or genre, as well as improvisation. An arrangement allows an existing musical composition to be presented in a different way without the loss of the artistic and musical essence of the original work.

Eligible:

  1. Singles or Tracks only.
  2. An arrangement including instruments and vocals, instrumentals, and a capella, in any type of genre, being pop, jazz or classical.
  3. An arrangement must be new, released for first in any recording during the current eligibility year.
  4. If an album is one complete work (composition) it is eligible.
  5. Encompasses original arrangements written for recordings during the last three (3) years.

NOTE: An arranger should not be listed more than twice in the Best Arrangement category, whether for instrumental or vocal arrangement (a Capella) included, if the artist is the same.

Not eligible:

  • Singles or Tracks from a previous year’s album.
  • Programmed, sampled or electronic genres do not qualify.
  • Remixes

Award to the Arranger(s).

No special certificates awarded.

PACKAGE DESIGN FIELD


49. BEST RECORDING PACKAGE - ALBUMS ONLY


For graphic design, quality and concept recording packages, in any configuration, released for the first time during the Eligibility Year; even if contents were previously released and providing the packaging is new. Only original artwork is eligible.  Also eligible are digital recording packages providing proper credits and supporting material are received.  

Not eligible: If the cover, content, etc. of the package has not changed, but only the CD itself has a new design, then the package IS NOT eligible. The category is for the entire package, not for a portion of the packaging.

The statuette is presented to the Art Director(s).

Winner’s Certificates are presented to designer(s), illustrator(s) and photographers(s) when applicable.

PRODUCTION FIELD


50. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM  - ALBUMS ONLY


For newly recorded albums released for the first time during the current Eligibility Year.

Award to eligible credited recording engineer(s), mixing engineer(s) and mastering engineer(s). Winner’s Certificates are not awarded in this category.

Not eligible: Albums with previously released material do not quality. Engineers credited as “assistant,” “additional,” “second engineer,” etc. are not eligible. Product submitted in Vinyl format.

Recording engineer is defined as the person with technical knowledge responsible for the operation of recording systems with the aim of achieving the artistic objectives required by the production in the best possible way.

Mixing engineer is defined as the person with technical knowledge responsible for the operation of mixing systems, with the aim of achieving a master (final mix) starting from a multichannel recording and being attentive to the artistic objectives required by the production.

Mastering engineer is defined as the person with technical knowledge responsible for the operation of mastering systems, with the aim of generating the phonograms that make a production master, starting from the final mixes, optimized for the different reproduction formats.

51. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR - ALBUMS, SINGLES or TRACKS


For a producer whose recordings were released for the first time during the current eligibility period and that consistently represent an extraordinary example of creativity in the area of recording production.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

One album credit: must have eligible producer credit for at least 51% playing time of an album.

—OR—

Credit on six (6) tracks or singles. Must have eligible credit as a producer on at least six individual tracks or singles. These tracks or singles may not be from albums released outside the current eligibility period, even if the track from the album was later released as a single during the eligibility period.

The maximum number of tracks or albums that may be listed as a body of work for each Producer or Group of Producers on the list that accompanies the ballots is nine (9).

NOTE:  Submit producers as a group only if they have worked exclusively together during the current eligibility period.

Not eligible:

Solo credits from an artist self-producing his/her discs. If an artist has produced his/her own recordings, or the recordings of the group to which he/she belongs, he/she must also submit one or more entries of at least one track or single that he/she has produced for another artist and that was released during the current eligibility period in order to qualify.

Recordings released outside the current eligibility period

Re-edited recordings

Re-mixed recordings

Executive producers, associate producers and producers credited as “additional.”

The statuette is presented to producer(s).

Winner’s Certificates are not awarded in this category.

MUSIC VIDEO FIELD


52. BEST SHORT-FORM MUSIC VIDEO


For music videos containing only one song.

Award to artist(s), video director(s) and producer(s) of the video.

Winner’s Certificate awarded to Audio Producer(s), Audio Mixer(s) and Video Editor(s).

ELEGIBLE:

  • Music videos released for sale to the public for the first time during the eligibility period
  • Music video programs that were broadcast for the first time on television, cable or the Internet during the Award’s eligibility period that are synchronized or predominantly synchronized with the commercial release of the recording
  • Individual track of a compilation or albums with video clips from several artists that have been released for the first dime during the eligibility period.

NOT ELIGIBLE:

  • Non-musical programs.

Any short-form video or promotional clips that were eligible in previous years.

53. BEST LONG-FORM MUSIC VIDEO


For music videos containing more than one song or track.

Award to artist(s), video director(s) and video producer(s) with 51% or more total collaboration with the video.

Winner’s Certificates are presented to audio producer(s), audio mixer(s) and video editor(s).

ELEGIBLE:

  • Music videos released for sale to the public for the first time during the eligibility period
  • Music video programs that were broadcast for the first time on television, cable or the Internet during the Award’s eligibility period that are synchronized or predominantly synchronized with the commercial release of the recording
  • Music videos by several artists, such as tributes or live recordings. (The award will go only to the artistic director and/or producer.)
  • Documentaries about musicians, provided that music has a substantial part in the video.

NOT ELIGIBLE:

  • Non-musical programs.
  • Compilations of individual videos of a song or clips of music videos composed by several artists.
  • Films that are or have been released to the general public.
  • Any long-version video or promotional clips that were eligible in previous years.
  • Music videos under twenty (20) minutes in length.