The Recording Academy actively represents the music community on such issues as intellectual property rights, music piracy, archiving and preservation, and censorship concerns.
On Jan. 26 GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins came to Washington, D.C., for a GRAMMYs on the Hill Musical Briefing. The event — the first music event in the new Congress — helped introduce The Recording Academy's advocacy program to new legislators and their staff, welcomed back old friends and relaunched the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus. Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) kicked off the event by discussing the importance of the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus as well as music in today's society, specifically the topic of arts education. For his performance, Loggins sang some of his most popular tunes, "Danny's Song" from Loggins & Messina's 1972 album Sittin' In, and "Conviction Of The Heart" and "This Is It." Before his performance, he spoke about the disappearance of music from the public school curriculum and urged attendees, including members of the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus, to keep music in the schools.
The Recording Academy asked this year's first-time GRAMMY nominees to collect their thoughts and share what it feels like to be nominated for a GRAMMY.
I became the senior music producer for "Entertainment Tonight" in 1984, but prior to that I went to my very first GRAMMY Awards in 1983 as the music researcher for ET.
In addition to the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy presents Special Merit Awards recognizing contributions of significance to the recording field, including the Lifetime Achievement Award,