The most overlooked creative professional in the music industry is the songwriter. The people that pen hit songs are overlooked and rarely recognized for their contribution outside of the BMI/ASCAP Song Award Ceremonies.
Finally, the Grammys will give songwriters a chance to shine by adding Songwriter Of The Year.
Grammy chief Harvey Mason Jr. says: “We’re so excited to honor these diverse communities of music creators through the newly established awards and amendments and to continue cultivating an environment that inspires change, progress and collaboration. The Academy’s top priority is to effectively represent the music people that we serve, and each year that entails listening to our members and ensuring our rules and guidelines reflect our ever-evolving industry.”