The Game Audio Network Guild has been authorized by the Recording Academy (the group that puts on the GRAMMY Awards) to make submissions to the new GRAMMY category, Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media, on behalf of people who aren’t members of the Recording Academy.
Why is G.A.N.G. doing this?
In order to submit to the GRAMMYs, a person must be a member of the Recording Academy. However, the window to apply for membership in the Recording Academy has passed. That poses a problem for people who have released game score soundtracks, but aren’t members of the Recording Academy. To ensure that everyone can have their eligible soundtrack submitted, the Academy has authorized G.A.N.G. to make submissions for people who are not members of the Academy.
Please read these instructions carefully and completely. Many of us in the game community may not be familiar with the processes around the GRAMMY submission process.
Creating a submission requires some preparation, so don’t wait until the last minute! We recommend you gather all the necessary information and then complete the facilitated submission form.
Please coordinate with your team so you do not make multiple submission for the same soundtrack album
What information do I need to make a submission?
Please read the page listing required submission information
Where is the submission form?
The submission form can be found here.
Do I need to be a member of G.A.N.G. to submit?
No. We are providing this as a service to the game audio community at large
Are there any fees involved?
The Recording Academy charges a modest fee for each submission. We collect fees only necessary to cover that cost.
When are the deadlines?
To discourage a flood of last-minute submissions, the Academy charges less for submitting earlier. IMPORTANT: Our deadlines are earlier than the published deadlines on the Grammy website. This is to allow us time to process your submission.
For G.A.N.G. to facilitate your submission, the you must complete the facilitated submission form below by the listed dates:
— Early Bird Pricing ($65) July 26, 11:59pm, Pacific Time
— Standard Pricing ($95) Aug 12, 11:59pm, Pacific Time
— Final Deadline Pricing ($125) August 26, 11:59 Pacific Time
WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY SUBMISSIONS AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022
What is the eligibility period?
The soundtrack must have been released between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022. The soundtrack must contain significant content from a game, DLC, etc, that was also released during the same eligibility period. Please refer to the official guidelines.
Can I have G.A.N.G. submit in any category?
No. We are only facilitating submission in the new Best Score Soundtrack for Videogames and Other Interactive Media category
Can anyone submit any soundtrack?
No. We will only make submissions on behalf of people directly involved with creation of the soundtrack itself (composer, producer, authorized individual, etc.).
Do I have to submit through G.A.N.G?
No. There are 3 main ways you can submit for the new Game Soundtrack GRAMMY if you are not a member of the Recording Academy:
1) You can have someone who is an RA member submit on your behalf
2) Your record label may be able to submit your soundtrack
3) You can have G.A.N.G. submit on your behalf using the form at the end of this page
What are the rules and eligibility requirements?
We ask that you refer to the official GRAMMY site. It is also critical that you read the official submission information carefully, paying particular attention to the section on Game Soundtrack category on page 56.
What do I submit? The game itself?
No. The category is for soundtrack albums. A Soundtrack Album is a released, music-only soundtrack (streaming only releases are eligible). The game is not submitted as part of the process, just the official soundtrack.
If you have any questions, please reach out at grammy [at] audiogang [dot] org.
The facilitated submission can be found here