SESAC sponsored the 2012 Grammys on the Hill Awards in Washington, D.C. on April 25 at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer were honored for their commitment to improving the working environment for the nation’s music community. Mayer was also honored for his commitment to music education
Monty Powell entertained the crowd by performing a song he wrote with Senator Orrin Hatch, the very first Grammy On The Hill Awards honoree. Meanwhile, SESAC’s Pat Collins was on hand to present the award to Rep. Berman citing the lawmaker’s steadfast defense of intellectual property rights for songwriters and publishers.
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently hosted an interview with music executive Jerry Bradley. Bradley shared some of his favorite music business stories including those from his time as Chet Atkins’ assistant and, later, as head of RCA Nashville. The interview was offered as part of the special exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, made possible through the support of the Gretsch Company with additional support provided by Great American Country Television Network.
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Big Loud Shirt & Big Loud Bucks staff recently hosted its Annual Big Loud Parking Lot Party, themed “The Hungover Games.”