In a televised message to all viewers of the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, Harvey Mason jr., the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of The Recording Academy, cuts to the essence of the role music plays in our lives. He then segues into why it’s important for The Recording Academy to listen harder to marginalized voices in the music community and create a more just creative world for all.
Watch Mason jr.’s heartening dispatch from the 63rd GRAMMY Awards below, which features footage of young musicians Channel Tres, Tal Wilkenfeld, Taku Hirano, Tayla Parx, JP Saxe and Madame Gandhi.
Stay tuned to GRAMMY.com for all things GRAMMY Awards (including the Premiere Ceremony livestream), and make sure to watch the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, airing live on CBS and Paramount+ tonight, Sun., March 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Check out all the complete 2021 GRAMMY Awards show winners and nominees list here.