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Published: 4/15/2016

SESAC at GRAMMYs on the Hill 2016

SESAC served as a proud sponsor at The Recording Academy's 2016 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 13, where the Zac Brown Band was honored with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award for their musical achievements and commitment to philanthropic causes. Brown was hailed for his work benefiting Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground, the Boot Campaign, City of Hope, MusiCares and the USO. The event, described as part concert, part political rally to reform music licensing, is a passionate topic for Brown.

“We’re excited to be an advocate for artists’ rights and producers and engineers,” Brown said. “The art and dedication it takes to make music on a really high level, those people have to be paid.”

Hosted by SESAC’s Jim Lauderdale, the Recording Academy also honored Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Thomas J. Rooney (R-Fla.), co-sponsors of the Allocation For Music Producers Act (H.R. 1457).

The next day, several artists including SESAC’s Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Jim Lauderdale and artist/writer/producer Harvey Mason Jr. joined participants of GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day in a busking demonstration at Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill. GRAMMY members visited the Hill to discuss the Allocation For Music Producers Act (H.R. 1457), which calls for the streamlining of how producers receive performance royalties.