Hey James, yes I am a voting member of the Academy. This year was my first year at getting my C.D. in the door to be considered. I knew from the start that I didn't have the money or high profile power to actually get a Nomination, but at least I tried and fot it in the door. I'm also the percussion player from the GAP Band and that wasn't enough to get me past 2nd base. They tell you it's not a popularity contest,or about how much you sold, but about the quality of the C.D.Well that quickly goes out the window, when the big boys want their Artist in there. I hope that would change one day, but that's one thing I don't thing even Obama could change, it's about too much money and power. Sorry about the soap box, take care, have a great day. Victor Orlando TJN's featured Artist of the week.
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