Kyle Pavone, more absent from Grammys In Memoriam video
Kyle’s brother Conner tweeted about his brother not being featured, and the band retweeted it.“Grammys forgot to recognize another talented and beautiful soul we lost this year. That’s fine, we will do it ourselves. I love you Kyle. I miss you. I’m so proud of you,” Conner wrote.
The Grammys website explains that every artist is included in the program book and that the video segment only highlights some of the people who died in the past year.
"The Recording Academy salutes each individual for their respective talents and contributions to our culture and community," the site reads.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow previously explained to Rolling Stone how the process of choosing who ends up in the video works.
"We track those that we lose in our industry in any given year and then we have a process by which we go through it," Portnow explained. "Our on-air in memoriam — we’re lucky if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 percent of those we lose. Because it’s always hard choices."
Many fans took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with Pavone’s absence from the video.
See more: In memoriam: Musicians we lost in 2019