February 13, 2019
Coalition, GRAMMY Museum Host GRAMMY Week “Celebration Of Women And Music”
All of us at the Coalition were thrilled to team up with the GRAMMY Museum to kick off GRAMMY Week 2019. In a special event sponsored by HARMAN on February 4, the Clive Davis Theater in the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live was the setting for a “Celebration Of Women And Music.” The two-hour event featured female music industry icons including recording artists, engineers, attorneys and more. Together, they shared experiences and offered support and encouragement to more than 100 LA area students aspiring to have careers in the music industry.
The first hour was a session moderated by Ruby Marchand, Coalition executive advisory council member and vice chair of the Recording Academy’s national trustees. Joining her were Coalition board member Brenda Robinson from Swanson Martin & Bell LLP and fellow executive advisory council member Susan Nesbitt of the World Economic Forum. As Billboard Magazine reported, “the discussion ranged from the life-changing moments the panelists experienced that prompted their career choices to the important role that networking and mentors played in their journeys.”
The second hour was moderated by Anna Bulbrook, founder of the female empowerment collective GIRLSCHOOL. It focused on the need for young female artists to be part of a collaborative community with strong mentorship. Panelists included songwriter Linda Perry (also a Grammy nominee this year for non-classical producer of the year), Macy Gray, Angel Haze and Willa Amai.
To learn more about the advice and perspectives shared by these accomplished women in music, we encourage you to read the Recording Academy’s coverage of the event.