Music Branch members are no longer allowed to contact each other to promote the nomination of their own song in any way, according to new Academy rules.

The change, approved by the board of governors of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, covers communications by mail, email, phone or social media. 

On top of that, music branch members may not attend any special live performances of eligible songs unless attached to a screening.

The 87th Academy Awards are scheduled to take place in Hollywood on February 22, 2015.