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GRAMMY-Winning Gospel Artist Yolanda Adams Joins Continuing Co-Chair Sue Ennis To Lead Recording Academy National Advocacy Committee 

COMMITTEE WILL FOCUS ON ECONOMIC SUPPORT FOR CREATORS AS WELL AS HELPING MUSIC INDUSTRY RECOVERY EFFORTS AMIDST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (SEPT. 29, 2020) 
— Today, the Recording Academy® announced four-time GRAMMY®-winning artist Yolanda Adams will join nationally-recognized songwriter Sue Ennis as Co-Chair of the Academy’s National Advocacy Committee. Serving as the voice for all music creators alongside the Academy’s Advocacy team in Washington, D.C., the committee is comprised of leading performers, producers, songwriters, and studio engineers, and works to determine specific policy positions of the Recording Academy and advance the interests of all music creators.
 
“We’re honored to have Yolanda lead the Recording Academy’s Advocacy Committee alongside hit songwriter Sue Ennis to help push forward vital legislation as our industry navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond,” said Harvey Mason jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We’ve seen first-hand how music has the power to influence meaningful change, and we’re confident the Advocacy Committee’s wide breadth of backgrounds and perspectives provide a unique opportunity to build on the Academy’s successful efforts this summer in the fight for creators’ rights.”
 
Adams brings a strong advocacy background to the committee. She recently testified at a congressional hearing on intellectual property, sharing her perspective on the monetary and moral implications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Fair Use doctrine. Adams also participated in the Academy’s 7th annual District Advocate Day on Aug. 12, advocating alongside nearly 2,000 music professionals for critical support for the music community as it continues dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Advocacy Committee will build on the work of the Recording Academy’s “Summer of Advocacy” initiative and the recent achievements by creators, including securing important provisions in the CARES Act by championing legislation that ensures individual creators, as well as small and medium-sized music businesses, including those that are minority-owned, receive the support they need. This includes:HITS Act, which allows an individual to fully expense for tax purposes the cost of new studio recordings on their taxes, up to $150,000, within the same year of production;Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act, which ensures unemployment relief for independent workers with mixed income types, a category that includes many music creators across the country;RESTART Act, which responds to the urgent needs of hard-hit recording studios, concert venues, and other music businesses and nonprofits by creating a loan program to help keep them afloat through the remainder of 2020, and provide loan forgiveness as a backstop against continuing economic challenges; andSave Our Stages Act, which ensures that live music venues would have access to special grants designed to keep these critical facilities afloat for the next six months.Other Advocacy Committee members include GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, and singer Claudia Brant; GRAMMY-nominated artist Terry Jones; GRAMMY-winning engineer Emily Lazar; and GRAMMY-nominated artist, songwriter, and producer Rico Love. Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason jr. and Chief Advocacy Officer Daryl P. Friedman serve as ex-officio members.
 
 ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
 
For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on InstagramYouTube, and LinkedIn.
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Christina Dudash
Recording Academy
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Finn Partners
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SIX-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER DR. DRE TO BE RECOGNIZED AT THE 13TH ANNUAL PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® GRAMMY WEEK EVENT

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THE CELEBRATION HONORING THE GROUNDBREAKING PRODUCER WILL KICKOFF GRAMMY® WEEK ON JAN. 22 AT VILLAGE STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES
 

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (NOV.1, 2019) — Revolutionary producer and recording artist Dr. Dre and the music industry’s most revered producers, engineers, and artistic professionals will gather on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the iconic Village studios in West Los Angeles for the Recording Academy™’s 13th annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY® Week celebration. Known as the official kickoff to GRAMMY Week, the signature event will pay tribute to the artistic achievements and innovations of Dre—one of the music industry’s most groundbreaking producers of all time.
 
“Dr. Dre is an influential force in music,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Dre breaks boundaries and inspires music creators across every genre. His evolution as a producer solidifies him as a leader of the pack within our industry, and we watch in amazement as he continues to shape the future of music.”  
 
In addition to celebrating Dre’s legacy, the event will also salute the overall industry influence of the Producers & Engineers Wing’s more than 6,400 professional members and their commitment to creativity and technical prowess in the field of recording. Year-round, the Producers & Engineers Wing continues to advocate for excellence and best practices in sound recording, audio technologies, and education in the recording arts, along with proper crediting, recognition, and rights for music creators.
 
GRAMMY Week culminates with the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
 
ABOUT DR. DRE
Six-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and producer Dr. Dre was born in Compton, Calif., as Andre Young and began his music career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru. Shortly after, Dre co-founded the legendary group N.W.A. with Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and the late Eazy-E. They brought the rage and intensity of life in South Central Los Angeles to a global consciousness with their landmark album, Straight Outta Compton. In 1992, Dre released his solo debut, The Chronic. Dre also co-founded Death Row Records that same year, where he worked with artists like Snoop Dogg and Tupac, establishing West Coast hip-hop.
 
In 1996, Dre launched Aftermath Entertainment, where over the years he discovered hip-hop superstars such as 50 Cent, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem, whose 1999 debut, The Slim Shady LP, sold nine million copies, with Anderson .Paak up next. He continues to be one of the most influential and sought after producers and voices of today’s generation. He followed it with a second solo album, the six-time platinum 2001.
 
In 2008, Dre co-founded Beats Electronics, the audio consumer electronics company, with Jimmy Iovine. In January 2014, they launched Beats Music—a subscription streaming service. Apple acquired both in July 2014. In 2013, Iovine and Dre gave a $70 million endowment to the University of Southern California to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation—a new model for training and inspiring young innovators.
 
He also produced the Oscar nominated feature Straight Outta Compton (2015), a film that tells the true story of how Dre, along with his N.W.A. counterparts, formed this revolutionary group and spoke the truth that no one had before, pushed back against the authorities and ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. In 2016, the group’s immense influence and reach was once again confirmed as they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
 
In 2017, Dre and Iovine partnered once again to help create the four-part GRAMMY Award-winning and Emmy nominated HBO docuseries The Defiant Ones. The series told the decades long story of Dre and Iovine’s innovative and transformative partnership.
 
ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
 
For more information about the Academy and its Producers & Engineers Wing, please visit www.recordingacademy.com or @ProdEngWing on Instagram. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on InstagramTumblr, and YouTube
 
CONTACTS
 
Christina Dudash
Recording Academy
T: 310.392.3777
christina.dudash@recordingacademy.com
 
Paula Witt & Alyssa Furnari
Sunshine Sachs
T: 212.691.2800 | 323.822.8300
grammyweek@sunshinesachs.com
 
Amanda Silverman
Lede Company
(For Dr. Dre)
T. 646.397.3903
amanda.silverman@ledecompany.com

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RECORDING ACADEMY™ WILL #GIVECREDIT WITH BEHIND THE RECORD ON OCT. 25

SOCIAL CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT THE COLLABORATION BEHIND MUSIC RECORDINGS AND SHOWCASE CREATIVE CREDITS

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (OCT. 24, 2019) — The Recording Academy® will give credit where credit is due with Behind the Record, a social media initiative aimed to spotlight the many producers, engineers, songwriters, mixers, instrumentalists, and other creators who contribute to the music recording process. Behind the Record will launch on Oct. 25 and ignite a cultural conversation by inviting artists across all music genres to recognize their collaborators’ incredible behind-the-scenes work on the tracks, records, and albums loved by music fans across the globe. A campaign video featuring artists’ intimate recording session photos and compelling GRAMMY acceptance speeches that acknowledge professionals who contributed to the music creation process can be viewed here.
“It’s our responsibility, as a service organization, to serve our membership community of creative professionals and to ensure we celebrate and recognize all the incredibly talented musicians and creators who are making the music we love,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Credits have been a casualty of the digital age, for all that we gained with streaming we lost in the opportunity for recognition and even discovery. Behind the Record champions all professional music creators and aims to connect with artist fan bases in order to give recognition to those who work tirelessly on these recordings.”
 
Artists can participate in Behind the Record by:

 Joining the Recording Academy and Behind the Record to help promote and share recognition for all creators.​ Sign up here to receive an alert when the Credit Cover generator is released

Creating a custom Behind the Record Credit Cover on the Recording Academy’s campaign webpage

Posting your Credit Cover across social media channels and tagging those who worked on your project. Use hashtags #GiveCredit #WeAreMusic #BehindTheRecord 

Artists can create Credit Covers for a single or album, and all covers will live in a gallery on the site for music fans to view and discover the roles of creatives behind some of their favorite records. In addition to supporting the initiative on social media, artists may also create a custom vinyl sleeve for “extra credit.”
 
Behind the Record is supported by the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing®Jaxsta.
, a database of official (not crowd-sourced) music credit information for members of the music community, provided credits for Merlin, Warner Music, Sony Music, and Universal Music Group releases. Additional partners for Behind the Record include Pandora, TIDAL, and Genius. For more information, or if interested in creating a limited edition sleeve, please contact givecredit@recordingacademy.com or visit www.grammy.com/behindtherecord. Follow and join the global conversation on social media using the hashtags #GiveCredit, #WeAreMusic, and #BehindTheRecord.

 ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
 
For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on InstagramLinkedIn and YouTube
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Bradford Bridgers
Recording Academy
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GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES HEATHER MOORE AS 2019 JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT


HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER FROM ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, TO RECEIVE HONORARIUM AND GRANT FOR ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 17, 2019)
The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce Heather Moore of Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, as the recipient of the 2019 Jane Ortner Education Award. The award honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool. Moore will receive an honorarium and will be recognized later this year at a special GRAMMY Museum event in Los Angeles. Arcadia High School will also receive a grant.
 
“Our Jane Ortner Educator Award highlights the importance of innovative educators using music in the classroom,” said Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum. “We look forward to honoring Heather Moore for her dedication to executing cutting-edge lesson plans and devotion to creating a positive influence on her students through the power of music.”
 
The Jane Ortner Education Award  celebrates educators who integrate music into virtually all aspects of the classroom experience — not only academic subjects that include English, social studies, math, science and foreign language instruction, but also fosters creativity, self-confidence and the critically important social skills of cooperation and respect. Applicants submit one original unit of lessons that incorporates music, which is then reviewed by a panel of teachers and education administrators and evaluated for creativity, teachability, transferability, and level of student engagement.
 
Moore’s submission for the Jane Ortner Education Award is an insightful look at the human condition during the Great Depression through the songs of Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, Rosemary Clooney, and others.  This is the second year in which a monetary honorarium has been given as part of the Jane Ortner Education Award. In addition to the honorarium and grant for Arcadia High School, Moore will receive two tickets to the upcoming 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles in January 2020, plus travel and accommodations.
 
“I am honored to receive the Jane Ortner Education Award,” said Moore. “I have always believed that music is a beautiful and important way to connect students with the people and stories of the past. The Jane Ortner Award is a wonderful acknowledgement and celebration of music’s centrality to education and our human story.
 
“Arcadia High was recently distinguished as being in the top 1% for having the best public high school teachers in America, and Heather Moore exemplifies why we received this recognition,” shared Angie Dillman, Arcadia High School Principal. “Heather goes above and beyond in her institution practices to challenge and inspire our students to have a positive and profound impact on their world. We are so grateful for all she brings to our students and our team.”
 
Building on the Museum’s successful education programs and initiatives, the Jane Ortner Education Award for teachers and the Jane Ortner Artist Award were established by the GRAMMY Museum in partnership with Chuck Ortner—entertainment attorney, Museum Board member, and husband of the late Jane Ortner, a devoted and beloved public school teacher who valued music as a tool for teaching academic subjects and building confidence and community. Previous recipients of the Jane Ortner Artist Award include Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Janelle Monáe, and John Legend.
 
Applications for the 2020 Jane Ortner Education Award will be accepted through December 4, 2019 at grammymuseum.org/janeortnereducationaward.

 ABOUT HEATHER MOORE
Heather Moore majored in history at Occidental College in 2003 and earned her master’s in teaching the following year. She has been teaching U.S. History at Arcadia High School for 15 years, including advanced placement, college prep, and U.S. History courses for English learners. At Arcadia, Moore is also the faculty adviser to the Student Council Apache Commission and the subject lead for U.S. History.
 
ABOUT THE JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD 
The Jane Ortner Education Award celebrates educators who integrate music into virtually all aspects of the classroom experience — not only academic subjects that include English, social studies, math, science and foreign language instruction, but also fosters creativity, self-confidence and the critically important social skills of cooperation and respect. The program offers free professional development for teachers and a free online library of music-integrated curricula. Participants recognize that making music a central part of the educational experience fosters the development of a broad range of social skills, including creative expression, confidence-building, collaboration, and social responsibility. Previous recipients include California educators Erica Amann (El Dorado High School), Jonathan Bernal (Topaz Preparatory Academy), Sunshine Cavalluzzi (El Dorado High School), Bianca Wilson Cole (Washington Prep High School), Kylie Ko (Mark Keppel Elementary School), Nicole Naditz (Bella Vista High School), and Nathan Strayhorn (Fayetteville High School) of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.CONTACTS
 
Jasmine Lywen-Dill
Communications Manager
T. 213.725.5703
jlywen-dill@grammymuseum.org
 
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GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF GRAMMY CAMP® MIAMI

SIGNATURE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAMP EXPANDS TO FLORIDA IN SUMMER 2020, PRESENTED BY ROYAL CARIBBEAN

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Oct. 7, 2019)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today the launch of GRAMMY Camp® Miami, presented by Royal Caribbean International, in summer 2020. The annual signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, July 14–Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, followed by the first-ever camp in Miami, from Tuesday, July 28–Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Royal Caribbean Entertainment Studios on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus.
 
GRAMMY Camp Miami, presented by Royal Caribbean, will offer selected high school students from across the nation an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program features five music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Songwriting; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings, and/or performances.
 
Royal Caribbean is underwriting $1,400 of the $1,500 tuition fee for each student attending who is based within 100 miles of the greater Miami area.
 
“GRAMMY Camp is one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music, giving young people the opportunity to study with music industry professionals, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry,” said Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum. “Expanding our education programs to the Chapters of the Recording Academy is a primary goal of the Museum, so we are thrilled to partner with Royal Caribbean to bring this program to the Miami area for the first time.”
 
Nick Weir, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Royal Caribbean International, adds, “As a leader in innovative entertainment, we are thrilled to bring the next generation of artists to our Entertainment Studios in Miami through our partnership with GRAMMY Camp. Students will have access to some of the top people and equipment in the industry, helping them further develop their talents, hone in on their passions, and forge their paths toward a bright future in music.”
 
Applications for GRAMMY Camp Miami and GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles are due by March 31, 2020, and are open now at https://grammy.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App.

 ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.
 
For more information, visit http://www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.
 
ABOUT ROYAL CARIBBEAN
 
Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 16 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.CONTACTS
 
Jasmine Lywen-Dill
Communications Manager
T. 213.725.5703
jlywen-dill@grammymuseum.org
 
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