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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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GRAMMY MUSEUM® PRESENTS LATIN GRAMMY®, 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY®

THE MUSEUM’S INAUGURAL EXHIBIT ON ITS NEWLY CONSTRUCTED THIRD FLOOR SHOWCASES ICONIC MOMENTS FROM THE LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (OCT. 21, 2019) — To celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards®, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Latin GRAMMY®, 20 Years Of Excellence. On Nov. 18, the Museum will kick off the opening of the new Latin music exhibit and its new third floor with a full day of programming, including an education program for students, live performances, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy® and Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum, along with prestigious Latin artists and personalities. The evening event is free, including entry to the Museum, and is open to the public on a special first-come, first-served basis. The exhibit will run through spring 2020.
 
Working in collaboration with The Latin Recording Academy, the Museum renovated its third floor in order to expand its Latin-themed exhibits to showcase the power of Latin music as it continues to grow as one of the leading influences worldwide. The third floor officially reopens to the public on Nov. 20.
 
Latin GRAMMY, 20 Years Of Excellence will highlight a variety of iconic moments and performances from the Latin GRAMMY Awards’ 20-year history and celebrate the accomplishments of various Latin GRAMMY- and GRAMMY-nominated and -winning artists. The exhibit will also include a comprehensive overview of The Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year celebrations, highlighting each honoree from the program’s 20-year history. Some of the featured original pieces include artwork, personal items, instruments, media components, and audio playlists.
 
Latin GRAMMY, 20 Years Of Excellence will be the inaugural exhibition in the Museum’s newly constructed Latin music gallery, which is a result of The Latin Recording Academy committing more than half a million dollars over a three-year period to expand the Museum’s Latin music-focused exhibits and education programs and toward the hiring of a Latin music curator.
 
The newly renovated third floor also includes a refreshed On The Red Carpet presented by Delta exhibit, including GRAMMY Awards looks from BTS, Rihanna, Nipsey Hussle, Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, Lang Lang, Maren Morris, Michelle Obama, Rita Ora, Carlos Santana, Kanye West, and Amy Winehouse. The Mono To Surround interactive will be upgraded to a Mono To Immersive presented by Harman experience and the interactive GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY timeline will now have user-controlled capabilities.
 
“Our expanded partnership with The Latin Recording Academy will significantly increase the GRAMMY Museum’s impact by creating a consistent presence dedicated to celebrating the many genres of Latin music,” said Sticka. “Latin GRAMMY, 20 Years Of Excellence and our newly renovated third floor will greatly amplify the Museum’s mission to educate, inspire, and share the significance of all forms of music.”
 
“Latin music is a worldwide influence and we are honored to partner with the GRAMMY Museum to showcase the talented musicians, monumental Latin music moments, and significant milestones that have contributed to its popularity,” said Abaroa. “With the exhibit opening the week after this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards, we can’t think of a better way to highlight the importance of our 20th anniversary celebration and look to the future to showcase our beautiful art form.”
 
Exhibit highlights include:Instruments played by Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winners, including Lila Downs, Banda El Recodo, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Alejandro Sanz, and Julieta VenegasJuan Gabriel’s tuxedo from his memorable 40-minute performance at the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY AwardsLuis Fonsi’s outfit from his performance of “Despacito” at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY AwardsRicky Martin’s paint-stained tuxedo shirt from his performance with the Blue Man Group at the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards 
Latin artists who will be featured in the exhibit include:
Marc Anthony
Miguel Bosé
Roberto Carlos
Plácido Domingo
Emilio Estefan
Vicente Fernández
Juan Gabriel
Gilberto Gil
Juan Luis Guerra
Julio Iglesias
José José
Juanes
Maná
Ricky Martin
Luz Rios
Carlos Santana
Alejandro Sanz
Shakira
Joan Manuel Serrat
Caetano Veloso 

Nov. 18 Schedule:
11 a.m.–Noon: Education Program for Students4–6 p.m.: Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony6–7 p.m.: Performances7–10 p.m.: Free Public Museum Entry (first come, first served) 

Press photos here.
 
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 http://www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.
 ABOUT THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com.

CONTACTS
 
Jasmine Lywen-Dill
Communications Manager
T. 213.725.5703
jlywen-dill@grammymuseum.org
 
Iveliesse Malave
The Latin Recording Academy
305-576-0036
ive@grammy.com
 
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