(L-R) Musician Philip Towns, Musician Anderson East, musician, songwriter and record producer Shane McAnally, musician Caitlyn Smith, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), musician and member of Lady Antebellum Dave Haywood and President and CEO of The Recording Academy Deborah Dugan attend the District Advocate Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee
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District Advocate Day 2019: Music Creators Raise Their Voices Across The U.S.
District Advocate Day, Oct. 2, the largest grassroots movement in music, united politicians and music makers to talk about some of the things that affect music creators today the most: copyright protections, the CASE Act, establishing a performance right on terrestrial radio and more.
#DistrictAdvocate day—the LARGEST grassroots advocacy movement in #music.
Thank you @RecordingAcad members for sharing your story with @repjimcooper today. Join the fight for fair compensation for all music creators: https://t.co/ghVyQ7Ii1S pic.twitter.com/MkHcnpcW5C
— Deborah Dugan (@debdugan) October 2, 2019
Jason Mraz, the District Advocate Ambassador, Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan, Nile Rodgers and more took to social media to show their support and how they participated during the empowering day in which singers, songwriters, producers and more met with their political leaders.
.@RepMikeLevin is an impressive dude. With heart. He is fighting hard to solve the climate crisis; fighting to give better opportunities to veterans; & now thanks to #GrammyAdvocacy, he’s informed to go back to DC & support music creators rights!#districtadvocate @GRAMMYAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/99FmSisgbQ
— Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz) October 2, 2019
The Recording Academy has been working with music makers from all over to have their voices amplified in Washington. The success of the Music Modernization Act only fueled the mission and goals of Oct. 2.
From Los Angeles to New York and beyond here’s some of highlights from this year's District Advocate day, Oct. 2, 2019:
U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez, Peter Asher and Qiana Conley speak onstage at the District Advocate Meeting with U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez at the Grammy Museum L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
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Enjoyed an enlightening visit from musical constituents on the Recording Academy’s #DistrictAdvocate Day. Thx to 8th District artists Wayne Bruce, Tom Goldfogle, Winona Peace and Dom Flemons, who played us a great Pete Seeger song on his handcrafted gourd banjo. pic.twitter.com/BKAxlHe0wO
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) October 2, 2019
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) October 2, 2019
I’m excited to join @RecordingAcad's @GRAMMYAdvocacy #DistrictAdvocate day in fighting for all music creators' rights no matter where they’re from or where their music is played. pic.twitter.com/HS8KqUB6V7
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) October 2, 2019
Glad to meet with district advocates from @GRAMMYAdvocacy in our Houston office, including Houston local @PaulWallbaby! It's exciting to hear about what creative things people are doing right here in #TX07. pic.twitter.com/8P7fUK2FIX
— Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (@RepFletcher) October 3, 2019
New Orleans District Advocate Meeting w/ Field Rep. Ramona Williamson
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— Jeremy Birdsall (@JeremyBirdsall) October 2, 2019
— Rep. Donna E. Shalala (@RepShalala) October 3, 2019
— GRAMMY Advocacy (@GRAMMYAdvocacy) October 2, 2019
Enjoyed meeting Nik West, a recording artist and songwriter from Litchfield Park today in my new district office! We discussed music copyrights and royalties, which fall under one of my committee assignments -- the House Judiciary Committee. #AZ08 pic.twitter.com/InifcJQLRw
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) October 2, 2019
At the California 18th District office of Congresswoman Anna Eschoo discussing H.R.2426 - CASE Act of 2019
Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act. This is needed to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims #DistrictAdvocate pic.twitter.com/OaUEvY0yNJ
— Michael Lazarus (@latinpulsemusic) October 2, 2019
The creative minds behind our favorite songs often go unrecognized.
At @RecordingAcad’s District Advocate Day, I spoke w/ #CA34’s singers & songwriters about the issues that matter most to them such as the #CASEAct — which protects their hard work & allows them to earn a living. pic.twitter.com/srQnmjCQsj
— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) October 2, 2019
Great visit with the Recording Academy representatives to talk about copyright! This is an issue near to my heart... Singer-songwriters are the heart & soul of Austin! @GRAMMYAdvocacy @txmusicoffice #tx21 pic.twitter.com/vKQwKvBKLz
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) October 3, 2019
— Slight Return (@slightreturnusa) October 2, 2019
— David Roberts (@thedude_snc) October 2, 2019
— Camilo Landau (@camilitocamilon) October 2, 2019
Excited to join @RecordingAcad's @GRAMMYAdvocacy #DistrictAdvocate day in fighting for all music creators' rights no matter where they’re from or where their music is played pic.twitter.com/ViVG2Vz6JZ
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) October 2, 2019
Thanks for an awesome #Districtadvocate meeting w/ @RepRaulGrijalva’s District Dir. Ruben Reyes, GRAMMY nominee @HermanLi of @DragonForce, 11x GRAMMY nominee R. Carlos Nakai, @phosphoromusic! Speed metal meets Native American flute. Host: Allusion Studios. pic.twitter.com/5drjfrHlgs
— Rachel Stilwell (@rachelmstilwell) October 2, 2019
— Roger Velasquez (@RogerVTeam) October 2, 2019
— Richard Barone (@RichardBarone) October 2, 2019