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Published: 3/18/2014

SESAC Sponsoring the 2014 GRAMMYS on the Hill® Awards Bringing Together Songwriters and Legislators

SESAC is proud to once again partner with The Recording Academy®'s 2014 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in Washington, D.C. on April 2. The award show is part of the largest and most important annual advocacy event for music creators.

During the awards dinner, seven-time GRAMMY® winner and SESAC affiliate Lady Antebellum will be presented with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award. The ceremony will also honor House of Representatives majority whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for their support and understanding of the music creator’s unique role in American life.
The high-profile celebration at The Hamilton Live will be attended by members of the recording and entertainment industries, including GRAMMY-winning group Los Lonely Boys, pop trio Hanson, Wesley Schultz (of folk-rock group The Lumineers), SESAC hit songwriters ww.garyburr.com/Gary Burr (“Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me”) and Victoria Shaw (“I Love The Way You Love Me”), pop music legend and five-time GRAMMY winner Dionne Warwick, and many others, in addition to numerous Washington luminaries and policy makers. The celebration will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by special performances, one-of-a-kind tributes and awards presentation.

Taking place the following day, GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day is the music community’s only annual advocacy day during which the music community can openly discuss advocacy with legislators, Democrats and Republicans alike. Hundreds of music professionals from across the country will visit with legislators on Capitol Hill to advance pro-music policies that improve the environment for music and its makers. The day will feature a morning briefing with keynote speeches by leading legislators and lobbying members of Congress.

“SESAC is excited to join The Recording Academy again this year in bringing together the music industry, songwriters and legislators,” said Pat Collins, SESAC President and COO. “It’s an important opportunity for the creative community and Washington policymakers to join forces, learn from each other, and, when necessary, craft policy that protects copyrights and simultaneously serves the legal appetite of music users. Together the music industry and our legislators are proud to celebrate the power of music in this evolving landscape of music distribution and consumption.”