Grammys on the Hill Calls for Better Copyright Protection

Posted in News on September 9, 2004
BMI was proud to partner with the Washington, DC Chapter of the Recording Academy to host its annual signature advocacy event, Grammys On The Hill, recognizing outstanding legislators and artists who have improved the environment for the music community. The gala evening took place September 8 at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington, DC.

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), BMI's Fred Cannon and Del Bryant

The BMI-sponsored event honored three outstanding and outspoken women for their contributions to American culture. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), who could not attend due to her husband's illness, was honored for her work promoting the arts as both a Senator and First Lady. Rep. Mary Bono (R-CA) was recognized for pursuing strong copyright protection in Congress and Grammy Award-winning BMI artist Natalie Cole was honored for her exceptional 30-year music career. The evening also included performances by Judy Collins (in honor of Sen. Clinton) and Cowboy Junkies (in honor of Rep. Bono).

BMI lobbyist Mike Remington, Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Congresswoman Linda S�nchez (D-CA), BMI's Del Bryant and Fred Cannon

NARAS Philadelphia Chapter Executive Director Mark Schultz, BMI's Del Bryant, and MusiCares Director Dee Dee Acquisto

BMI's Fred Cannon BMI Artist Natalie Cole Recording Academy President Neil Portnow

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Representative Mary Bono (R-CA), Fred Cannon

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Representative Mary Bono (R-CA), Recording Academy Chairman Dan Carlin, Del Bryant, Fred Cannon

Del Bryant and Dan Carlin

Neil Portnow, Judy Collins, Representive Mary Bono (R-CA), Natalie Cole, Dan Carlin, Recording Academy Vice Chairman Kurt Elling

Neil Portnow Natalie Cole Rep. Mary Bono

Neil Portnow, Representive Mary Bono (R-CA), Natalie Cole, Del Bryant

Del Bryant, Representive Mary Bono (R-CA), Natalie Cole, Fred Cannon, Kurt Elling

Del Bryant and Congressman Chris Holland

Fred Cannon, Congressman Chip Pickering, Robbin Ahrold

Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and Del Bryant

Representive Mary Bono (R-CA), Fred Cannon, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Representive Mary Bono (R-CA) and Fred Cannon

Natalie Cole and Neil Portnow

Natalie Cole   NARAS DC Chapter VP Daryl Friedman

Representive Mary Bono (R-CA) and Fred Cannon


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