Buzzing: Grammys embrace streaming-only records

Grammys embrace streaming-only records

Streaming-only tracks from services such as Apple Music and Spotify will be considered for next year's Grammy Awards for the first time, organisers announced on Thursday.

The Recording Academy said it had tweaked its definition of "general distribution" to include "paid subscription, full catalogue, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms" that are at least a year old.

The change means Chicago hip-hop star Chance The Rapper - who made music business history in May when his album Coloring Book became the first streaming- only release to chart on the Billboard 200 - will be eligible.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe