SESAC Sponsors GRAMMYs on the Hill
On Wednesday, April 18, the Recording Academy™ celebrated 20 years of advocacy in Washington, D.C., by honoring Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook of three-time GRAMMY® winners Little Big Town at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards. In addition, congressional honorees Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) were recognized for their longtime support of the creative community.
“Little Big Town's advocacy efforts, coupled with the legislative momentum on Capitol Hill to protect creators, further the Academy's vision of a brighter future for music—something the Recording Academy has been championing since its inception, and made an even greater commitment to when it established its D.C. offices in 1998," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "We also are privileged to recognize the significant contributions of Reps. Chu and Collins, who have long supported the creative community's right to be fairly compensated and to have meaningful copyright protections, advocating for the current comprehensive legislation, and supporting our continuing campaign for a terrestrial performance right."
The awards dinner and show took place at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C., and featured unique live performances. SESAC affiliate Erika Ender, co-writer of “Despacito,” was in attendance and performed the song, which brought the room of lawmakers and the artist community to their feet.
SESAC Inc., was thrilled to, once again, serve as the sponsor for the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards.
On Thursday, April 19, the Recording Academy hosted its GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, Capitol Hill’s largest and most prestigious legislative event for music creators. For more information about The Academy’s advocacy efforts, visit grammy.com/advocacy.