WHO: The 24th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative® GRAMMY® Week Event will return to an in-person luncheon and program in Beverly Hills in January 2022. The Recording Academy®'s Entertainment Law Initiative was established in partnership with the nation's most prominent entertainment attorneys to promote discussion and debate around compelling legal matters and trends in the ever-evolving music industry. The event will honor Susan Genco, co-president of The Azoff Company, with the 2022 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award. This honor is awarded to an attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through service. One winner and two runners-up of the Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest (to be announced in January) will also be recognized at the event. 

WHAT: The Entertainment Law Initiative GRAMMY Week Event is the premier annual gathering of                             entertainment attorneys to celebrate the achievements of their own practitioners, hear from legal                                    thought leaders, and support students who are pursuing careers in music law.

One key educational initiative of the Entertainment Law Initiative is a national legal writing contest co-sponsored by the American Bar Association that awards law students with $15,000 in tuition scholarships. Law students are challenged to identify and research a pressing legal issue facing the modern music industry and outline a proposed solution in a 3,000-word essay. A $10,000 scholarship is awarded to the author of the winning paper, and a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to two runners-up. All three recipients will receive a mentor session with a leading entertainment attorney. The winning paper will be published in the ABA's journal Entertainment & Sports Lawyer.

The winner will also receive travel and tickets to Los Angeles to attend the 64th GRAMMY Awards®, MusiCares® Person of the Year, and the ELI GRAMMY Week Event.The contest is open to JD and LLM candidates at U.S. law schools and students have until Jan. 4 to enter the contest. See official rules, detailed prize packages and deadlines at GRAMMY.com/entertainment-law-initiative

Sponsorship packages for the ELI GRAMMY Week Event are available. Contact Neil Crilly at neil.crilly@recordingacademy.com for information. Individual tickets and a limited number of discounted student tickets are now on sale at GRAMMY.com/ELI-tickets.

WHEN:            Sat, Jan. 29, 2022
10 a.m.           Media Check-In
11 a.m.           Reception & Media Interviews
12 p.m.           Luncheon & Presentation

WHERE:         Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

PARKING:      $20 Valet

MEDIA RSVP MANDATORY: tra@finnpartners.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than 6 p.m. PT on Fri, Jan. 21, 2022. Credentials can be picked up at Media Check-In on the day of the event. MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated no later than Fri, Jan. 21. This event has a limited number of media seats.

Please Note:
Guests to all Recording Academy and Affiliates Events

At this time, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required along with a government-issued photo ID to attend all Recording Academy and Affiliates events in Los Angeles. Further information about this ordinance can be found on the official Los Angeles City Website: https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/recovery/safepassla. Anyone under the age of 12 or those who are exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations due to medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs must present a lab-administered negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event before entering.

Acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination include your physical vaccination card or photo of your physical vaccination card on your mobile device. Acceptable forms of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event(s) include printed test result or electronic test result displayed on your mobile device. All forms of proof must clearly show the name of the attendee and will be matched to your government-issued ID before entering.  Guests of all Recording Academy and Affiliates events will also be required to wear masks and could undergo symptom screening upon entry. These requirements are subject to change. The Recording Academy and Affiliates encourage guests to be 18 years of age or older to attend GRAMMY Week events.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers, venue and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards — music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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Erica Hernandez

Recording Academy

Daniela Tellechea
Recording Academy

Nathan Rillo
FINN Partners

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