As part of the recently launched GRAMMY® Creators Alliance, The Recording Academy® has formed a Managers Think Tank to advise on issues impacting the music creator community. Established in direct response to bipartisan congressional requests for the music community to get involved with policy matters and speak with a unified voice, The GRAMMY Creators Alliance will utilize the Managers Think Tank to review legislative proposals, identify new issues, and advise policymakers on crafting long-term solutions to create a sustainable music marketplace. Comprised of 30 of the nation's leading representatives of music talent, founding Think Tank members include*:
Mark Beaven (Dr. Luke), Will Botwin (Ben Harper), Scooter Braun (Steve Angello, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), Jay Brown (Rihanna, Shakira, Kanye West), Troy Carter (John Legend, Miguel, Meghan Trainor),Ansel Davis and Betsy McHugh (Hunter Hayes), Bruce Eskowitz (Herbie Hancock, Lionel Richie), Jordan Feldstein (Maroon 5), Marion Kraft (Miranda Lambert), Ron Laffitte (Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, Soundgarden, Pharrell Williams), Pat Magnarella (Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Rise Against), Susan Markheim (Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds), Michael McDonald (Ray LaMontagne, Walk The Moon, Childish Gambino), Daniel Miller (Lady Antebellum), Simon Renshaw (Dixie Chicks, Paulina Rubio), Larry Rudolph (Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Steven Tyler), Bill Silva (Jason Mraz), John Silva (Beck, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails), Damien Smith (Earth, Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson, Raphael Saadiq), Clarence Spalding (Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts), Ty Stiklorius (John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Meghan Trainor), Gaines Sturdivant (The Band Perry), Lee Trink (Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker), Caron Veazey (Pharrell Williams), and Dean Wilson(deadmau5, Calvin Harris). Legal advisors include Jay Cooper, Joel Katz, Dina LaPolt, and Charles Ortner.
*clients listed for informational purposes only.