So as a voting member of the Recording Academy, I got my ballot in the mail yesterday for the Grammy Awards in February, as did my mom. She emailed me 3 times last night (all of which I didn't read until hours later) and said "Jenni I can't find your album in any of the categories! Where is it?"
I thought, "That is odd, it should be in the New Age category."
So I went and looked through the list of entrants too. It wasn't in New Age, and so I checked Classical and it wasn't there either. And then checked most the other categories too...and it was not to be found.
"This is strange." I kept saying to myself.
So I emailed Michael Hoppe and asked if he knew what category my album went to. He wrote back and said he was surprised it wasn't there either, because he delivered it to the committee himself down in L.A. as well as one other album (which also did not appear on the list). He could only conclude that the academy is being much stricter this year on late entrances.
I don't know, there are so many politics involved that it's hard to say exactly what happened. My album was not late for entrance, but my membership was late.
So, my album will not get voted on for this year's Grammy Awards afterall. But you know what? I'm okay with that. If I was all that hopeful about it in the first place, then I would have entered it myself months ago instead of on a whim and suggestion by another artist at the last minute. Even if it had gotten in, I would have been pleasantly surprised due to the last-minute nature of its entry. I think my parents are more upset about it than I am. LOL
On a positive note though - my mom's album did get in as an entrance, unfortunately not the category she would have preferred, but she is in the Pop Instrumental category. So I will vote for her! Yay!