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NARAS campaign to credit creators on digital releases

EXTRA CREDIT: The Recording Academy is launching Give Fans the Credit—a campaign intended to make sure that all music creators—including songwriters, non-featured performers, producers and engineers—are credited for their work on digitally released recordings. To this end, the Academy has hooked up T Bone Burnett, Lamont Dozier, Sheila E, Skylar Grey, Jimmy Jam, RedOne and Don Was as honorary ambassadors, while, an online petition is available at www.givefansthecredit.com. "The staggering pace of digital innovation gives consumers access to more and more information, but in this case—digitally released music without liner notes—the music fan is getting less information," said Neil Portnow. "We can watch movies online with the credits included, and the same should be true for digitally released recordings. If music devices can access millions of tracks in the cloud, we're confident we can find a way to acknowledge those who created the tracks here on Earth." (8/23a)

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