Do you think the Grammy Awards is a fair assessment of music talent?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Do you think the Grammy Awards is a fair assessment of  music talent?

    So many great bands/artists have been shunned since the award began in 1959.  Is it more about the money making music producers?

  2. how'd i get here? profile image59
    how'd i get here?posted 6 years ago

    Definitely not. The Grammy Awards only take into consideration radio-worthy material. Fact of the matter is, some music is just too beautiful for radio.

  3. Alecia Murphy profile image84
    Alecia Murphyposted 6 years ago

    I think it is an industry award, like the Oscars and Emmys. Not everyone is going to have the same impact. Like How'd I get Here said, it's more for mainstream music than indie artists. Not that it's wrong but that's how it's been. I think they've gotten it wrong in many cases but I think they've also gotten it right. Like every awards show it's very subjective.

  4. profile image0
    Indigitalposted 6 years ago

    Like any award ceremony, it's mainstream and cannot account for acts, artists and people that are unknown to most of the general public. I'd say it's fair in the case it bases awards on sales, reviews and pro's in the field and their views on the song, and not just "what the song sounds like to a person", as most people would like.

  5. ntmarketing profile image60
    ntmarketingposted 6 years ago

    No, i feel that there should be national / international voting after they pick ten best.  For example, Adele won a lot tonight while Lil Wayne's Album last year shattered sales records.  Also for once Lady Gaga didn't win anything and she had several hits.  It's all based on judges perceptions not a fair vote by the people who buy the music and supply the industry with money.

  6. KF Raizor profile image60
    KF Raizorposted 6 years ago

    I think one thing that people must do is separate the SHOW from the AWARDS.  What appears on the show is pretty much dictated by what will bring ratings, given that CBS wants people to watch.  The purpose of the SHOW is to generate ratings and Twitter is loaded with kids who honestly don't know who Paul McCartney is, so the people who put the show on need to emphasize the acts that will generate ratings.

    The AWARDS are completely different.  Approximately 90% of the Grammy awards presented on Sunday night were not shown on the televised program.  You'll never see Chick Corea (who won a Grammy) or Del McCoury (who was nominated) on the Grammy show because they aren't in the "cool" (read "generates ratings") genres of music (Corea is a jazz performer; McCoury is bluegrass).  Yet it is the goal of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS, the people behind the Grammys) to make sure that "experts" in each particular genre do the voting.  For instance, rappers aren't voting for best polka album, and the bluegrass people don't vote for best classical recording.  To that end they are to be commended for their attempt to make the award a proper representation.  The voters are knowledgeable in their field of music.  Granted, there are flaws.  Alison Krauss, for instance, won a bluegrass Grammy on the basis of name recognition because there's not a single bluegrass lick on that album.  However, I think they do much better than any of the multitude of fan-based awards that would give "best album" awards to Justin Bieber or some Disney act.  That is why the Grammy is more significant than a "people's choice" award -- does anyone REALLY want someone who doesn't know who Paul McCartney is to be allowed to have a say in what constitutes musical excellence?

  7. Billyvladi profile image59
    Billyvladiposted 6 years ago

    I think the Grammy Awards is a fair assessment of the "most popular" choices in music talent but not of music talent itself. - I would say that it gives the viewer a bit of a taste to what the world of music has to offer. - I don't see it as the best the industry has to offer, nor do I see it as something to completely ignore. - Although i do not see it as a fair assessment of the talent that the world of music has to offer, it is one of the only shows to this day that offers some recognition to a wide range of styles of music. - This is certainly something of value in my eyes.

    I also believe that there are politics involved in getting nominated for such an award and I would imagine you would have to know somebody to get into such a place. - But I think that we must recognize the Grammy Awards as a force in the music industry, because it is! - We must also note that it would be folly to look to the Grammy Awards as one of the best places to find new music. - It is a big world out there and a majority of musicians get into music simply for the joy of playing music. - A grammy is most likely the last thing on their mind, although I'm sure they would find it flattering to be acknowledged in the ceremony.

  8. nifty@50 profile image73
    nifty@50posted 6 years ago

    No, two words Milli Vanilli! Remember the pair that won a Grammy that were complete frauds? They did lip sinc to all their music. After winning the Grammy, the public soon learned of their lack of singing ability.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)