Mark Ronson, Sheryl Crow, Patti Austin, Lauren Daigle, Others Visit the White House to Chat AI Protections, Ticketing Reform, More

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Grammys On The Hill Advocacy Day sees a group including Mark Ronson, Sheryl Crow, Patti Austin, Lauren Daigle, and other industry leaders visiting the White House to talk about AI protections, ticketing reform, and much more.

Grammy winners and nominees, along with music industry leaders across the country, kicked May off with a bang as they visited the White House for Music’s Biggest Week in Washington. There, they engaged in conversations with top Biden administration officials on issues like AI protections, ticketing reform, and other issues facing music creators today.

Ahead of the White House visit, members of the music community met with members of Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The goal in these meetings was to advance key issues for which the Recording Academy and its members continue to advocate.

At both the White House and on Capitol Hill, conversations centered around protecting the image, likeness, and voice of individual creators from AI fakes through legislative measures like the No AI FRAUD Act and the No FAKES Act, and reforming the live event ticket marketplace with legislation like the Fans First Act and the TICKET Act.

Artists in attendance for Grammys On The Hill Advocacy Day included award winners and nominees like Patti Austin, Lauren Daigle, Kenyon Dixon, Sara Gazarek, J. Ivy, Rapsody, Mark Ronson, and Leon Thomas III. Recording Academy leadership present included CEO Harvey Mason Jr., President Panos A. Panay, Chief Advocacy & Public Policy Officer Todd Dupler, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Tammy Hurt.

The Grammys On The Hill initiative started this year with the Grammys On The Hill Awards, which included nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for their contributions to support music creators. Hosted by singer and actress Candiace Dillard Bassett, the night featured performances by Crow and Daigle, along with electro-acoustic duo ARKAI, Dwan Hill, and The War and Treaty.

Music’s Biggest Week in Washington concludes with the inaugural Grammys On The Hill Future Forum, held in partnership with the Human Artistry Campaign, on Friday, May 3. The Future Forum will explore the impact of artificial intelligence on the music industry through panel discussions with industry leaders.

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