(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) will join with National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and over 15 other industry organizations to host the first Recording Arts Day on Capitol Hill on September 7. Planned to be an annual event, Recording Arts Day will celebrate the contributions of the music industry to American culture and economy and educate policy makers on the important role music plays in these areas.
"The NMPA is pleased to join the Recording Academy and so many of our sister music organizations to host Recording Arts Day on Capitol Hill," said David Israelite, president and CEO of the NMPA. "Music has always been tied to a nation's identity. From blues to hip-hop, the depth and variety of America's music is a reflection of our democratic values. We hope this annual event will help educate our nation's lawmakers about the contributions of the music industry as a whole, and particularly the role of the songwriter and music publisher."
Recording Arts Day will include a legislative breakfast, a music event with Gloria Estefan and members of Congress, and team breakout meetings with legislators throughout the day. In the evening, NARAS will host Grammys on the Hill, honoring. Estefan, Senator Lamar Alexandar and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen