Organization Behind Grammys to Create Lobbying Group

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For years, the music industry’s lobbying efforts have been hampered by factionalism, as different sides of the business competed to influence lawmakers. Now, with copyright and royalties issues taking center stage in the music world, the organization behind the Grammy Awards wants to unite the industry’s voice in Washington.

The organization, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is creating a political action committee, the Grammy Fund for Music Creators, that will raise money from its thousands of members — among them performers, songwriters and producers — and funnel it to congressional candidates deemed sympathetic to their causes.

Read full article at The New York Times