I'm a voting member of the Recording Academy (the folks that award the Grammy). I have been spending the past month listening to music from artists, engineers, producers, writers, composers and arrangers from all of the world so that I can cast my votes consciously and in good faith. If you're in doubt that there is incredible music in the world because you're used to the same ten songs on the radio (which are still great songs...mostly), you're missing so much. After I cast my votes, I'm going to compile a general list of some of the amazing people I've discovered (there's so many honestly it's overwhelming). I'm beyond blown away by the level of talent in the independent musician circles. I wish there was a bigger voice for so many, but hopefully their talent will help them all rise above the static of everything else.