On Wednesday, as part of the “GRAMMYs in My District” initiative, I will join a select group of fellow The Recording Academy / The GRAMMYs members to meet with Congressman Adam Schiff to discuss the rights of music creators. And across the United States, other members will be meeting with their district’s Congress persons as well.
I hope to be able to address the issues that I care about, which affects music creators across the US. I want to urge my Congressman Schiff to support the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which would create an income stream for artists when their music is played on AM/FM radio (much like the rest of the world) and support the AMP Act, which would allocate royalties to music producers and engineers when the music they’ve worked on is performed on SiriusXM, Music Choice, Pandora, and over 2,500 webcasters and digital music services.
In light of the recent firing of the Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, which happened oddly at a time when Google and Amazon is using the loopholes of the U.S. Copyright Act to avoid paying thousands of songwriters for the use of millions of songs across their music properties, I want to address if and how Congress plans to close these loopholes that enable wealthy multinational corporations to stiff the little guys. And I would like Congress to help us move towards a system of equitable representation of songwriters and fair market royalty rates for compulsory licenses.
We will be posting updates during and after these meetings across social media. Follow the hashtag #GIMD for posts. Learn more about The Recording Academy’s Advocacy & Public Policy at www.grammy.org/recording-academy/advocacy.
As a member of the The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter, I am excited to share the recent announcement of the upcoming GRAMMY Showcase and a call for entries.
GRAMMY Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, April 1st, 2016
SHOWCASE: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
To enter and for a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit: https://www.grammypro.com/los-angeles/blogs/los-angeles-grammy-showcase-concert
The event is open to unsigned artists and/or artists without major label distribution.
Grammy Showcase: Call For Entries
Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015
Grammy Showcases have built a successful track record of exposing new emerging talent to industry professionals and fans. This is your opportunity to perform live at the Los Angeles Grammy Showcase.
Entry Deadline: Monday, April 27
Showcase Event: Tuesday, June 16
To enter: www.grammypro.com/los-angeles/blogs/la-chapter-grammy-showcase-concert
The Recording Academy Selects ChazBo Music As Official Video Promotion Service To Chapter Members And GRAMMY U
The Recording Academy, known for producing the GRAMMY Awards, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, songwriters, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica and has twelve chapters in various locations in the United States, including Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas and Washington D.C.
The Academy has for many years selected leading and emerging companies to offer Academy members a suite of exclusive member benefits. It is with great honor that we announce that the Academy has selected ChazBo Music and our ChazBo Bridge video distribution platform as the official video promotion benefit to Academy members across the U.S. and GRAMMY U student members. Read More…
Last night I attended a very informative music industry panel featuring Branden Chapman (Executive in Charge of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of The Recording Academy & The GRAMMYs), Bonnie Marquez (VP of Marketing of Goldenvoice’s Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals), Bill Silva (music industry mogul and respected concert promoter of Bill Silva Entertainment), and SuzAnn Brantner (Founder of The Family Business and former Head of Digital of William Morris Endeavor). Read More…
As a member of The Recording Academy, I’ve received notification that submissions have now begun for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards scheduled to take place Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at Los Angeles’ Staples Cente. Good luck to all the musicians, songwriters, record producers, engineers, and music execs!!