A Seat At The (Kids) Table: Children’s Music Grammy Nominees — And Their Overlooked Peers of Color — Open Up

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The announcement in December that three of the five Grammy nominees for best children’s album were asking to have their names withdrawn from the ballot reverberated through the industry, bringing attention not just to the Recording Academy’s ongoing struggles with diversity, but also to music too often overlooked by anyone except for children and their parents. In a year marked by the most powerful social justice protests in nearly a half century — a year that saw the Recording Academy pledge to create a more diverse and inclusive membership and voting process — all of the nominees were white, and all but one of them were men. This even though there had been no lack of notable children’s music releases from artists of color in 2020. [Read Full Article – Billboard]