More free music has become accessible to us than ever before, including free music hand-delivered by some of the biggest, most successful artists. But giving music to fans for free also eliminates all that music up for Grammy consideration. According to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences bylaws, a sonic release can be qualified for the award show if it is a "commercially released in general distribution in the United States" and "must be available for sale from any date within the eligibility period through at least the date of the current year’s voting deadline."

But now, Max Krasowitz recently filed a petition on to requests the Academy to update their rules to make it more applicable the changes going on in the music industry. "Not all artists should be forced to release their music for free, but the ones who do should not be punished for doing so," he wrote. Check out the petition here.