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The nominees are chosen by the Music branch of the Academy. The final voting for the award, however, is done by all the members of the Academy. (oscars.org) There are no specific criteria for voting. Each member subjectively votes for the song that they like the best. The Best Original Song Award goes to the songwriters, not the performers (unless they ...


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Eligibility requirements for the US Grammys 2016 were… What are the eligibility requirements? For the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor,...


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From this article: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/oscar3.htm Edited down to remove content not applying to best original song. If a producer or distributor would like their eligible film to be considered for an Oscar nomination, they must submit an Official Screen Credits form. This form lists the production credits for all related Oscar categories. ...


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The Grammy Awards are presented by the Recording Academy, formerly known as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1957 as an American organization, it would stand to reason that it would be American focused. The Cold War would have eliminated much of Europe, China was still closed, Rock was still in its infancy, worldwide ...


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Through admittedly scattershot searching, here's a small chronology of awards. The idea of making a complete list doesn't appeal. I suspect there were classical music awards or prizes earlier than this but that's not my specialty. The Edison awards website says that it is one of the oldest, so this may be about right for commercial music awards. 1943: ...


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Awards are always a bit subjective, even for a data-driven business like the music charts. If she didn't make it onto the fan-voted nominations, it's because the fans didn't vote for her (in enough numbers). For the other categories, you'll notice she was up against some well established superstars. As a new artist who just debuted earlier this year, she may ...


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Awards are subjective, and so are genres, which change over the course of time. Meanwhile, many of the Grammy voters are older, and have conservative definitions of genres that may not keep up with the times. Early hip-hop was easily distinguishable from pop or rock, but even in the early 80s, there were famous crossover hits, such as Run DMC's "Walk ...


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The main criterion is that the music be officially released in the US. But there have certainly been many non-American winners: List of Australian Grammy Award winners - Wikipedia List of British Grammy winners and nominees - Wikipedia List of Canadian Grammy Award winners and nominees - Wikipedia etc.


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