Grammys 101: New How-To Video Aims to 'Demystify Awards Process'

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A still from the video "GRAMMY 101: A basic overview of the GRAMMY Awards submission, nomination, and voting process."

As the Oscars and VMAs well know, any awards show that names the best of the best each year is opening itself up for plenty of criticism. The Grammys are no different. Sometimes that criticism is valid, but other times, it comes from a place of misunderstanding (Directioners and Beliebers frequently rail against perceived Grammy snubs over songs/albums that weren't even eligible in the first place.)

7 Things You Didn't Know About the Grammys: Inside the Recording Academy

Well, the Recording Academy is looking to pull back the curtains on the organization and help "demystify the awards process," according to a press release for a new video series called Grammy 101.

The debut episode is a must-watch for anyone who's ever wondered how Grammy nominations come about, who votes on what, and how you go about joining the process. Unclear about the eligibility period? Uncertain how you submit music for Grammy consideration? This three-minute clip covers it all (including the upcoming July 31 deadline, at which point people need to register or renew in order to submit selections for the next Grammys). 

Watch below. 

2016 Grammys

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