In honor of the Grammys tonight, let’s see how the media is going to tune in.
The Grammys are an annual award show that recognizes the hard work and achievements of those in the music industry. This award show has been celebrating artists for over 50 years, so you would think the media would focus on the actual musical content, right? Well, that is somewhat correct. They like to focus on everything that the company is doing wrong. Oh, and let’s not forget how important the celebrity outfits are! This HitFix article explains what it takes for artists to become nominees and winners of a Grammy. It discusses the long process that members and record companies take to determine the winners. The media, however, does not really see eye to eye with this method of choosing a winner.
The media likes to find any problem that they can with how certain things operate and then attempt to fix it. An article by Billboard lists ways to apparently improve the Grammys, or in this case, what they don’t like. Majority of other award shows allow fans to vote for who they think should win. Although I agree with active participation from the fans, I do think that this particular company method is appropriate for the Grammys. It allows artists to receive recognition for their work, rather than it just being a huge popularity contest.
Now, let’s get to the real reason the media pays attention to the Grammys! Sadly, it is not really because of the music; it is what everyone on the red carpet is wearing. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is important to look good while accepting an award, but does it really deserve countless articles? The Rolling Stone website expressed their thoughts on how they felt toward celebrity fashion at last year’s Grammy awards stating “To be honest, we were hoping for more”. Well, to be honest, I don’t think people care that much. Hopefully with this years Grammys, the media focuses a little bit more on praising the award winners instead of arguing why someone else should have won or how hideous their outfit is.
What do you guys think of the Grammy awards? And will you be watching tonight?
Just so you know, the nominees are..