News from the GRAMMY Creators Alliance

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Two GCA Founding Members Named GRAMMY Fund Ambassadors

Feb. 2, 2016 - Two of the original ten founding members of the GRAMMY Creators Alliance have taken on additional roles. In conjunction with the Feb. 2 announcement of The GRAMMY Fund For Music Creators, GRAMMY winning writer-producers Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds  and Jimmy "Jam" Harris have been named GRAMMY Fund Ambassadors.

Other GRAMMY Fund Ambassadors are Anita Baker, Sheila E., Evan Bogart, Rodney Jerkins and Nile Rodgers.

The GRAMMY Fund for Music Creators will give Academy members another meaningful opportunity to actively help protect the rights of music makers and advance their interests on important policy matters.

 

GRAMMY Creators Alliance Members Net 58th GRAMMY Nominations

Dec. 7, 2015 - Four co-founding members of the GRAMMY Creators Alliance received nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, announced Dec. 7.

Among the nominees are GCA members Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds in the Best R&B Song category for co-writing "Let It Burn" with Dwane M. Weir II and the song's performer, Jazmine Sullivan; Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for "The Driver" with Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay; Adam Levine, whose group Maroon 5 were nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for the song "Sugar"; and Ryan Tedder, who was nominated in the Album Of The Year category as both a producer and engineer/mixer for Taylor Swift's 1989.  

Alicia Keys, another GCA co-founder, announced the General Field category nominations live on "CBS This Morning."

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Feb. 15, 2016, at Staples Center on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

 

GCA Founding Member Steven Tyler Issues Legal Warning To Trump Campaign

Oct. 14, 2015 - GRAMMY Creators Alliance founding member Steve Tyler has made a stand against the unauthorized use of his music for political purposes. On Oct. 10, the GRAMMY winning singer sent a cease-and-desist letter to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, warning against the use of the Aerosmith classic "Dream On" at campaign appearances. "Trump for President does not have our client's permission to use 'Dream On' or any of our clients other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump's presidential bid," states the letter from Tyler' s attorney Dina LaPolt.  Tyler noted that the issue is not one of politics, but copyright protection.

 

GRAMMY Creators Alliance Founding Member Honored At GRAMMYs On The Hill Awards

April 10, 2015 - GRAMMY Creators Alliance founding member Alicia Keys was honored by The Recording Academy at the 2015 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 5 at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. Keys, who was presented with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award by first lady Michelle Obama, is one of 10 original members of the GRAMMY Creators Alliance, which was unveiled during the 57th GRAMMY Awards telecast on Feb. 8.

The 15-time GRAMMY winner Keys was tapped as an inaugural member of the Alliance after she expressed her views in support of the rights of all music creators at a GRAMMY futureNOW conference in New York in May 2014.

The GRAMMY Creators Alliance includes founding members Adam Levine, Deadmau5, Dr. Luke, Jennifer Hudson, Jimmy Jam, Keys, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Lady Antebellum, Ryan Tedder, and Steven Tyler. The Alliance continues to add creators to its membership as it engages in dialog and advocacy to ensure the future for the new generation of music makers.