The Recording Academy Elects New National Officers And Approves Continuing Evolution Of GRAMMY Awards Categories

GrammyRecording Artist Christine Albert, Producer/Engineer John Poppo and GRAMMY ®-, Latin GRAMMY ®-, and Emmy ®-Winning Engineer Eric Schilling Elected National Officers; TV/Video Producer George J. Flanigen IV becomes Chair EmeritusAwards Changes Affect the Rock, American Roots Music and Music Video Fields; Total Number of Categories to be Recognized at 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, is 82The Recording Academy ® announced today that recording artist and co-owner of MoonHouse Studio Christine Albert was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, producer/engineer John Poppo was elected Vice Chair, and four-time GRAMMY ®-, 12-time Latin GRAMMY ®- and three-time Emmy ®-winning engineer Eric Schilling was elected Secretary/Treasurer at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. Outgoing Chair of the Board and GRAMMY-nominated TV/video producer George J. Flanigen IV was elected Chair Emeritus. As part of the meeting, The Academy’s Board of Trustees also approved several changes to the Awards process, including: renaming the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category to Best Metal Performance; expanding the American Roots Music Field by establishing a new category for Best American Roots Song; and renaming and revising the Music Video Field to Music Video/Film Field. This brings the total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® on January 26, 2014, to 82.”Through the election of our new National Officers and the focus of the week’s discussions, The Academy’s Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its passionate commitment to keeping The Recording Academy a relevant and responsive organization in our dynamic music community,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We welcome our new slate of officers and the diversity and depth of music industry experience they offer, and I look forward to working closely with this talented new team.”

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