GRAMMYs on the Hill provides a day of music advocacy and a celebration of the art
After the basic track was complete, a backup team of House members joined in to lay down percussion and finger-snaps.
Later that evening, Clarkson, Feinstein, Foley and the
During his keynote speech at the dinner, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow called for a "truce" in the ongoing disagreements between the consumer electronics and copyright industries, and outlined a new vision for mutual cooperation.
"How did these two mutually dependent industries become entangled in what author Howard Rheingold called 'the war over innovation?' Or more importantly, how can we become disentangled?" asked Portnow. "Well, if we really are in the midst of 'a war over innovation,' then it is time for a truce. A Music & Technology Truce."
Before an audience consisting of the top executives from nearly every music association in the country (AFM, AFTRA, ASCAP, BMI, NARM, NMPA, RAC, RIAA, SESAC and SoundExchange, among others) and numerous members of Congress, Portnow encouraged the audience to end the "zero-sum game" between the two industries. He concluded his remarks by a challenge to the two industries' leaders "to prove that we can be both pro-copyright and pro-technology. Let the truce begin."
The Academy's first initiative will be to hold a major Music & Technology Summit at its
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