Membership Types

Being a member of The Latin Recording Academy® (The Latin Academy) is an important step in helping the Latin music community. As a member, you have the benefit of submitting your own material, as well as that of any other artist, for consideration in the Latin GRAMMY® award process. In addition, should you qualify as a member, you will be able to participate in the voting process (only applies to voting memberships), receive invitations to participate in exclusive events, as well as access to preferential rates to attend the Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards.


The Latin Academy offers two types of membership: voting and associate. Both memberships require different criteria to qualify. However, both memberships enjoy the same benefits, except the power to vote. By joining our music community, you would add your voice and experience to that of the Latin Academy, and together we can share our musical wealth with future generations.

Voting Member

This classification is for creative or technical professionals involved in product recording.

Requirements:

  • For physical releases, we request a minimum of six (6) credits (singles or tracks) and for digital releases a minimum of 12 credits. For each credit, a minimum of 51% of the material must be recorded in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Each credit must be duly supported by verifiable documentation (e.g. photo or scan of album notes. For digital releases, we accept profiles from: AllMusic, Jaxsta, Spotify, among others).
  • These credits must have been commercially released in the last five (5) years and must be available through a digital platform or a physical distribution.
  • Credits must classify within these eligibility categories: singer, music producer, author, composer, engineer, instrumentalist, arranger, conductor, art director, photographers, graphic designer, album note writer, director or music video producer. *Executive Production and assistant roles do not qualify for voting membership.
  • For information on how to qualify as a video producer/ director, art director, photographers, graphic designer or for instrumental product, please contact our membership department who can explain the requirements, larasmembreship@grammy.com.

The Latin Academy recommends that you submit all possible documentation at once. This includes, but is not limited to newspaper articles, interviews, presentations, and links to social networks, among others.

The Latin Academy reserves the discretionary right of admission. The decision of each membership application is based on the evaluation of the submitted support material.

 

Associate Member

This classification includes:
A. Professionals whose activity is directly related to the Latin music industry.
or
B. Individuals who are currently actively involved in the Latin recorded music or music video industries, but who do not yet meet the voting membership requirements.

All applicants must submit supporting documentation about their career in the industry such as: 

  • Brief verifiable biography and/or CV
  • Business card
  • Business website that indicates your relationship with the industry
  • LinkedIn profile (if available) 

The Latin Academy recommends that you submit all possible documentation at once. This includes, but is not limited to newspaper articles, interviews, presentations, and links to social networks, among others.

The Latin Academy reserves the discretionary right of admission. The decision of each membership application is based on the evaluation of the submitted support material.