The Recording Academy released its full inclusion rider on Tuesday in an effort to make the staffing of the annual Grammy Awards ceremony more diverse. The document requires the awards ceremony to hire individuals that have been historically underrepresented in the music industry, both onstage and backstage. The rider also requires the analysis of hiring data to determine if the Grammys are complying with the requirements.
- The Recording Academy this summer announced that an inclusion rider would be included for future Grammy broadcasts.
- Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. says the organization is "dedicated to [the] work" of becoming more inclusive and diverse.
- The term "inclusion rider" gained prominence in 2018, after Frances McDormand mentioned it in her Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
- A number of prominent actors adopted inclusion riders in their production companies, as did Warner Bros.