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Published: 4/17/2015

SESAC Sponsors 2015 GRAMMYS On The Hill® Awards

Evening Honors Alicia Keys, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Congressman Jerrold Nadler

SESAC was proud to be the lead sponsor of The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMYS On The Hill Awards where music and politics unite. First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to present GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys with the Recording Artists' Coalition® Award while House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) were honored for their support and understanding of music creators' unique role in American life. Known as "Washington's most interesting mix of music and politics," the event took place Wednesday, April 15, at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C., and included one-of-a-kind live performances.
SESAC artist/songwriter/producer Angela Hunte, who penned the chart-topping “Empire State of Mind,” a hit for Keys and Jay-Z, helped honor Keys by joining in for a few verses in closing out the evening. SESAC’s American Authors were on hand to perform and were joined on-stage with some two dozen members of Congress in a spirited rendition of the group's hit song “Best Day of My Life.”
The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by SESAC, and proceeds from the event will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation®'s GRAMMY Signature Schools program, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country.

Picture (left to right): SESAC's Pat Collins, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Bob Goodlatte and the Recording Academy's Neil Portnow.

SESAC’s Chairman/CEO John Josephson and Alicia Keys.

The Recording Academy’s Neil Portnow, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and SESAC’s Pat Collins.

SESAC’s Pat Collins and the Recording Academy’s Neil Portnow

Alicia Keys and SESAC’s Pat Collins

American Authors perform “Best Day of My Life.”

American Authors perform “Best Day of My Life.”

Alicia Keys with SESAC’s Linda Lorence Critelli.