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The Recording Academy's 2023 New Member Class

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Watch Highlights From The Recording Academy's Inaugural New Member Welcome Week: CEO Harvey Mason jr. Chats With Keke Palmer, Membership & Advocacy, DEI & Much More

The Recording Academy's inaugural New Member Welcome Week was an unmitigated success! Here's how they extended opportunities for new members to connect with their peers and explore the myriad benefits of Membership.

Recording Academy/Aug 25, 2023 - 09:41 pm

The world's leading society of music people has welcomed its new member class.

From Aug. 21 to 25, the Recording Academy offered new member opportunities to hear directly from key Academy leaders, spark new connections with our creative community, and learn how to make the most of one's membership.

Here's a quick rundown of New Member Welcome Week — let it provide inspiration for those who want to be part of the next membership class!

For the kick-off event, new members joined Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. in conversation with Keke Palmer to hear about the latest Academy happenings and the role they play in strengthening our membership and shaping music's future.

The Texas Chapter held an informational virtual session — complete with a Q&A — about membership with both the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy, how the sister organizations work together, and the Awards processes.

A conversation titled "What To Know About Membership & Advocacy" was held by Todd Dupler, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy at the Recording Academy, as well as Michael Lewan, the RA's Managing Director of Advocacy & Public Policy.

Another compelling conversation was held regarding allyship — spearheaded by Ricky Lyon, the Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the Recording Academy.

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The Recording Academy Announces Inaugural New Member Welcome Week For 2023 New Member Class: See The Full Schedule

Here's what will go down during the first-ever New Member Welcome Week, an immersive introduction to the world's leading community of music professionals and all our affiliates, Chapters and initiatives.

Recording Academy/Aug 17, 2023 - 09:23 pm

Without Membership, the Recording Academy couldn't exist — and every new class helps engender a stronger, vibrant and more diverse music community.

This year's new member class provides a crucial opportunity to connect with, welcome, and engage active creators in meaningful ways that deepens their relationship with the Academy and our mission.

In celebration of the new class, the Academy is proud to present New Member Welcome Week, which provides platforms for members to tell their unique stories and learn how membership is imperative to drive change at the Academy — and the music industry at large.

Here is a rundown of New Member Welcome Week events — whichever one(s) you can make it to, we'll see you there!

New York Chapter New Member Breakfast
Join the New York Chapter for a breakfast event welcoming the Class of 2023. Build connections with chapter leadership and learn about their vision for the Recording Academy. Welcome remarks by Torae Carr, New York Chapter President.

Meet The S&C Wing Team
Join the Recording Academy Songwriters & Computers Wing team in welcoming our 2023 Membership Class. Get the know the S&C Wing Team and learn more about the resources available to you as a new S&C Wing Member!

Membership & Mentorship with GRAMMY U
Take a deeper dive into all things GRAMMY U. Learn about our mentorship program and how you can give back by helping the future leaders of the music industry.

New Member Mixer
Join the Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter as we welcome our new member class of 2023. In this one hour virtual member mix you can meet chapter staff and elected leaders, network with other members, and learn about local and national Recording Academy engagement opportunities. Live performance by Halley Greg.

Meet The P&E Wing
Join members of the Producers & Engineers Wing leadership as they dive into the initiatives and motivations that keep them involved with the Wing.

Florida Chapter New Member Mix
Join the Florida Chapter staff and Board President in welcoming our 2023 Membership Class! Learn more about chapter opportunities available to you as a member.

Memphis Chapter New Member Mix
Join the Memphis Chapter as we welcome our new member Class of 2023. During this virtual mixer, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow new members from across the Memphis Chapter region, and engage with Chapter staff.

Meet MusiCares: An Overview Of MusiCares Services
Join MusiCares to learn about the scope of our available services and programs, as well as our eligibility requirements and request process. Q&A to follow.

New Member Mixer
New Members are invited to join the San Francisco Chapter to discover opportunities for engagement from California to Colorado. Meet your fellow new members and join the open discussion to find your points of interest across the Academy. Welcome remarks by SF Chapter President Nona Brown.

Meet Your Advocacy Team!
Learn about the work the Recording Academy does year-round to advocate for music creators and discover how you can join this work and make an impact.

Philadelphia Chapter New Member Mix
Join us for a Virtual New Member Mix to meet the Philadelphia Chapter, learn about upcoming initiatives/programs, and connect with your Class of 2023 peers! Listen to welcome remarks from Chapter President Catherine Marie Charlton. The Zoom link will be provided one hour before.

Los Angeles Chapter New Member Welcome Week Open House
Join us for a casual meet and greet for an opportunity to connect, share ideas and get to know the Los Angeles Chapter and key voices within the Recording Academy.

GRAMMY Online Entry Process Explained
A detailed overview of the online entry process with Q&A. Members of the Awards team and Membership are available for questions as attendees see a full platform demo and Awards presentation.

New York Chapter New Member Mix
Join the New York Chapter Class of 2023 for an evening of networking. Get to know each other by participating in a series of breakout sessions aimed at allowing new members to connect on a more personal level. Professional icebreaker questions will be provided.

Virtual Member Mix
Meet your fellow 2023 Classmates! Join us via Zoom to hang out with other Midwest creators, your elected leaders, and Chicago Chapter Staff! You will have the opportunity to ask all those questions you have about what it means to be a Recording Academy member.

IG Live: #DistrictAdvocate
Join Todd Dupler and Michael Lewan from the Advocacy team on Instagram Live for a lively overview of #DistrictAdvocate — the largest grassroots advocacy movement for music — and learn how you can get involved!

New Member Mix
Join Armand Hutton, Nashville Chapter President, Board members and staff for a Member Mix welcoming our new member class of 2023. Enjoy special guest performances, and complimentary bites and beverages while networking with our Chapter members.

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