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The Recording Academy Announces Behind The Record Advocacy to Advance Creators’ Rights in Washington
The Recording Academy's Advocacy department recently launched Behind the Record Advocacy, a new virtual advocacy program for Academy members to champion the rights of creators behind the record.
Building off the success of the Academy’s Behind the Record initiative, the Academy is expanding its commitment to give credit where credit is due by meeting virtually with Members of Congress to educate them on the creators behind their favorite records, and discuss the key issues impacting the music community.
The new Advocacy program takes place nationwide on October 14. Academy members can register at the landing page here.
During the virtual meetings, Academy members will focus on legislation currently being considered in Washington that would have a direct impact on America’s recording artists, songwriters, and studio professionals, like the HITS Act and the American Music Fairness Act. Behind the Record Advocacy will fight to ensure that those behind the record can earn fair compensation for their work.
The Recording Academy Advocacy department will organize and schedule the meetings, as well as help educate registrants on the issues, talking points and key messaging. Participants just have to be themselves, discuss their careers, and their livelihoods as music makers, while helping to champion the key legislation that would advance their rights as music makers.
The virtual advocacy day is designed to complement the widely popular Behind the Record movement, taking place the very next day on October 15. The third annual Behind the Record initiative will once again spark an impactful, cultural moment on social media where all creators are recognized for their essential roles in making the music we love.
Registration for Behind the Record Advocacy closes Monday, Sept. 20, so don't delay if you'd like to participate in this one-of-a-kind initiative!