The Recording Academy officially opened its Advocacy & Public Policy Office on Wednesday, (12/12/18) and to celebrate their new DC home and HQ, the organization hosted a holiday party featuring Members of Congress… and GRAMMY nominee Julia Michaels.
The new space is meant to serve as an event venue as well as a place for Recording Academy members to use while in town, so it was fitting to receive the likes of Congressman Ron Estes (KS), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz (FL), and incoming House Majority Leader Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Issues singer and Producer/Writer Matt Squires.
“We envision this place to be a space for artists and songwriters and producers to come and hang out, to use our home, and to be welcome to come to Washington. We’re certainly starting that tradition in a good way tonight…” said Daryl P. Friedman, the office’s Chief Industry, Government, & Member Relations Officer.
The purpose of the new office is to strengthen and protect the music community and advance the rights of creators through legislative change.