SESAC was the lead sponsor of The Recording Academy’s GRAMMYS On The Hill Awards last week, Wednesday, April 15, at the Hamilton Live in Washington D.C.
First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to present Alicia Keys with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award while House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) were honored for their support and understanding of music creators’ unique role in American life.
SESAC artist/songwriter/producer Angela Hunte, who penned the chart-topping “Empire State of Mind,” a hit for Keys and Jay-Z, helped honor Keys by joining in for a few verses in closing out the evening. SESAC’s American Authors were on hand to perform and were joined on-stage with some two dozen members of Congress in a spirited rendition of the group’s hit song “Best Day of My Life.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Signature Schools program, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country.
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