SESAC Sponsors GRAMMYs On The Hill Awards
SESAC sponsored the 2013 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards in Washington, D.C., on April 17 at The Hamilton. Referred to as Washington's most interesting mix of music and politics, the event featured a riveting round of music from SESAC songwriters Victoria Shaw (“I Love The Way You Love Me”) and Angela Hunte (“Empire State Of Mind”) along with writer Kara Dioguardi (“Sober”). The evening also featured more than a dozen members of Congress joining the songwriters for a rousing rendition of The Ronettes' "Be My Baby."
Songstress Jennifer Hudson was honored at the event with the Recording Artist Coalition Award for her philanthropic and artistic achievements. She ended the evening with rousing performances of “Hallelujah” and “One Night Only” from her Oscar-winning role in the movie, Dreamgirls.
The GRAMMYs on the Hill events include the music community's only annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill at which hundreds of music professionals from across the country to visit with legislators to advance pro-music policies that improve the environment for music and its makers. GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day feature a morning briefing with keynote speeches by leading legislators and lobbying members of Congress.