Benefits of Recording Academy membership
November 27, 2007 1:06 PM Subscribe
If you are or were a member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Fdn), would you recommend I join? Has it had any notable benefits or negatives that weren't clear to you before you joined, and has it been worth the annual fee?
posted by allterrainbrain to media & arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm mainly asking if there's anything you would've advised yourself before you joined the Academy (especially if it was "don't bother") or any further research I should do.
(Feel free to send me a private message if you'd rather.)
I qualify to join as a voting member, but I want to do research before I join since there's the $100/yr fee. I do live in a city with a local chapter that has regular events, but A) it's not stated on the website whether those events also cost a lot or are free for members; and B) realistically, I probably wouldn't make time for most of them.
The site is not at all clear about member benefits; it just gives a list of businesses and publications (which I'm assuming offer small discounts to members, same as you'd get as a member of any other professional org like ascap).
It seems like the main benefit is the voting itself, including the ability to nominate albums for the initial voting. Is that right or am I missing something?