The NEXT program aims to identify and empower the next generation of music industry leaders to become an active voice in the Recording Academy’s mission of recognizing musical excellence and advocating for the advancement and well-being of music-makers.
For more than six decades, the Recording Academy has remained committed to highlighting and fostering the success of the next generation in music.
Via its NEXT program, launched in 2014 by the organization’s Los Angeles chapter, the Recording Academy aims to identify and empower the next generation of music industry leaders to become an active voice in the Academy’s mission of recognizing musical excellence and advocating for the advancement and well-being of music-makers.
Ghanaian music sensation, Stonebwoy, has been announced as part of the over 2,710 established music professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds, genres and disciplines who have been invited to the GRAMMYs Recording Academy Class of 2021, giving him an opportunity to celebrate, represent, and give back to the music and its creators.
Stonebwoy, who was more than elated, took to Twitter to announce his inclusion in the member class.
— 1GAD (@stonebwoy) June 29, 2021
To celebrate the new class of invitees, the Recording Academy is activating across its social channels, giving the music industry and music fans a look into what it means to be a member of the Recording Academy. New invitees will be featured across Instagram Reels, Voice Tweets and Instagram Lives hosted by Recording Academy staff and executives. Activations can be followed on the official Recording Academy Instagram(opens in a new tab) and Twitter(opens in a new tab) pages. – GRAMMY WEBSITE
The first voting ballot opens Oct. 22 and closes Nov. 5. The 2022 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, are set to take place Jan. 31, 2022, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.