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RECORDING ACADEMY HOSTS 'CHANGE MUSIC' SUMMIT

The Recording Academy has partnered with Color of Change to host a virtual, industry-wide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity summit, "Change Music." The panel will take place on Thursday, 10/1 at 12pm PT. More panelists are expected to be added over the next week. 

The conversation between key biz leaders will tackle the best practices and strategic ways to drive long-term, systemic transformation within the music community. The group will discuss progress made toward closing critical diversity, equity and inclusion gaps at the Academy and within the industry, and its response to #TheShowMustBePaused demands—emphasizing the organization's commitment to accelerating progress for Black music. You're invited; RSVP here.

Confirmed speakers include:
Tuma Basa — Director, Black Music & Culture, YouTube
Binta Brown — Co-chair, Black Music Action Coalition
Ryan Butler — Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Recording Academy
Valeisha Butterfield Jones — Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Recording Academy
Tammy Hurt — Vice Chair, Recording Academy
Jeriel Johnson — Lead, Black Music Collective, Recording Academy
Rico Love — Trustee (Florida Chapter), Recording Academy
Harvey Mason jr. — Chair & Interim President/CEO, Recording Academy
Rashad Robinson — President, Color of Change
Travis Robinson — Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, UMG
Rashid Shabazz — Chief Marketing and Storytelling Officer, Color of Change
Dr. Maurice Stinnett — Head of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, WMG
Tiffany R. Warren — Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group 

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