The Recording Academy reserves these rights regarding entries:
To disqualify the affected entry without liability if information is incorrect or incomplete.
To disqualify the affected entry without liability if the signer fails to send the required product for entries by the due dates.
To place any selection into the category it deems appropriate; to pass on the eligibility of any selection.
To designate the classification of achievement (such as performing, songwriting, producing, etc.) to be recognized in the categories.
To make the final determination of the persons entitled to awards recognition.
It is the Academy's policy that the GRAMMY be awarded to the person who, at the Academy's sole discretion, is properly entitled to it.
To determine what constitutes a single and what constitutes an album for purposes of entering.
To replace track entries by an entry for the entire album if several tracks by the same artist, totaling over 51% of the album's playing time, are accepted in the same category.
To withdraw any category in any one year if the Academy determines that there is an insufficient number of entries in that category, and, at the Academy’s discretion, to place the affected entries in one or more other categories.
To disqualify without liability what the Academy considers excessive entries.
To take whatever measures it deems necessary to protect the integrity of the GRAMMY Awards from outside influence, bloc voting or any other factors which could jeopardize this process.
If a recording is entered inappropriately, and if the error in entering is not discovered by the Recording Academy before the First Ballot mailing, the entry will be disqualified from the process without any liability for further action from the Recording Academy.
The Recording Academy assumes no liability with respect to craft entries if the required judging copies for nominating committees fail to reach us by the due date.
An ineligible entry (incorrect release date) that is processed during an Awards Year will be disqualified the following Awards Year.
User agrees to review Artist/Category List of Entry Submissions prior to Final-submitting in the online process.
To disqualify an entry if the Recording Academy finds any violation of the Voter Solicitation Guidelines or violation of the Recording Academy member website’s For Your Consideration guidelines.
Recordings must be commercially released, nationally distributed and available from any date within the eligibility period (9/1/2019 – 8/31/2020) through at least the date of the current year’s Final Ballot voting deadline (January 4, 2021).
I UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY AS STATED ABOVE, AND I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED FOR EACH ENTRY, INCLUDING RELEASE DATE AND DISTRIBUTION ELIGIBILITY, WILL BE CORRECT AND THAT THE RECORDING ACADEMY IS ENTITLED TO RELY ON THE ACCURACY OF SUCH INFORMATION.