The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.
Remembering Phil Ramone
Among the many acts of generosity and service Phil Ramone provided to the GRAMMY family was his position as a member of the board of the GRAMMY Foundation from 1998 through 2004. The Foundation honors his consistently supportive, often irreverent, and forever-to-be-missed friendship. Billy Joel recently paid Phil Tribute in Rolling Stone. We echo his sentiments. “He was beloved by every artist he ever worked with, because he was so musical and technically a genius, and funny and warm and unpretentious.”
With our deepest love and respect,
The GRAMMY Foundation