First-Ever Producers' Day Takes Place On Capitol Hill

August 01, 2011 -- 4:17 pm PDT

On July 26 producers Adam Anders ("Glee"), Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel), Scott Hendricks (Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton), Johnny K (Plain White T's), David Kahne (the Bangles, Paul McCartney), and Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Santana, Rob Thomas) came to Washington, D.C., to participate in the first-ever Producers' Day on Capitol Hill.

The producers were joined by Daryl Friedman, Recording Academy Vice President of Advocacy & Government Relations, and Maureen Droney, Senior Executive Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing, and met with Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Howard Coble (R-N.C.), John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for a lobby day and panel discussion to broach legislatives issues such as the PROTECT IP Act and Performance Rights Act.