Latin jazz musician Bobby Sanabria is preparing to launch an appeal after a judge dismissed his lawsuit against Grammy Awards bosses over their decision to axe a niche category.
The percussionist took legal action with three other musicians in a bid to have the Latin jazz album award reinstated, but a Supreme Court judge has granted the Recording Academy's motion to reject the claim.
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow admits he's pleased with the decision, but Sanabria isn't giving up the battle just yet.
He says, "It's disappointing, but I expected this to be a long fight."
The Recording Academy sparked outrage last year (11) after cutting down the number of Grammys categories from 109 to 78.