GRAMMYs On The Hill Advocacy Day
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The Recording Academy’s Advocacy Team Joins Twitter Spaces: A New Way To Have Discussions That Uplift All Musicians
Twitter Spaces is a live, audio-only platform that enables Twitter users to have engaging conversations for their followers.
And this week (Thursday, Sept. 9 at 5 pm ET), GRAMMY Advocacy returns to Twitter Spaces with a special conversation about songwriter advocacy featuring the Recording Academy’s Chief Advocacy and Public Policy Officer, Daryl Friedman, Managing Director of the Songwriter and Composer Wing, Susan Stewart, and acclaimed songwriter, Academy Trustee, and the Chair of the Songwriter and Composer Wing, Evan Bogart.
These kinds of open-forum conversations are nothing new for the Academy’s Advocacy department. Every other Thursday, the Advocacy team conducts a live conversation on advocacy topics of interest to their members and the public at large. The team has gotten terrific engagement from the Academy’s followers and it has helped them showcase the Academy as the leading voice in Washington for music makers.
Since the Advocacy team launched the series in late June, we have discussed the HITS Act, the American Music Fairness Act, the Music Modernization Act, unclaimed royalties, and more in a very top-level and directly informative way. (While not under the umbrella of this biweekly series, a notable conversation about vaccines happened recently with Recording Academy co-president Valeisha Butterfield-Jones and Dr. Cameron Webb.)
In the discussion this Thursday, Friedman, Stewart and Bogart will discuss why songwriters need to be their own advocates, key issues impacting songwriter pay, and the success the Academy has had for songwriters. Bogart, who has written songs for the likes of Beyonce, Jason Derulo, and Rihanna, will also speak personally about his experience as a songwriter and advocate.
Tune in at 5 p.m. ET and be sure to follow @GRAMMYAdvocacy to listen in and enjoy what is sure to be an elucidating conversation about advocating for all musicians and music makers.