Songwriters & Composers Wing

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Without a song, there is no music. The Recording Academy’s Songwriters & Composers Wing represents a vast and diverse community of music creators within these crafts. Working collaboratively with the Academy’s membership base and ecosystem of all music creators, the Wing fosters recognition of all genres of songwriters and amplifies their unique role in policy discussions that seek fair compensation for creators. Through educational offerings including panels, mixers, songwriter retreats and mentorship, the Wing will provide opportunities for recognition, networking and collaboration, and welcomes the prospect of new Academy members. The Wing will also spotlight emerging opportunities for song and scoring achievement within a variety of media on a global basis.

Recording Academy members have the power to transform the music industry. We welcome all eligible songwriters & composers to join the Academy in its mission to cultivate the well-being of the music community.
Kelley Purcell, Vice President, Membership & Industry Relations
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Current Members

If you are a current Recording Academy member and would like to join the S&C Wing, submit your updated credits below for consideration.

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Songwriters & Composers Advocacy

<p style="text-align: center">Just as music begins with the song, music advocacy begins with the songwriter. Using the Academy’s voice in Washington and statehouses across the country, the Wing enlists its songwriter and composer members to fight to ensure fair compensation for every use.</p>

Photo: Songwriters at the Capitol (L to R): Kevin Kadish, Harvey Mason jr., Robert Bell, Daryl Friedman, Kendra Foster, Evan Bogart, Jonathan Azu, Jim Lauderdale, and Anna Nalick. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImages)Photo: Songwriters at the Capitol (L to R): Kevin Kadish, Harvey Mason jr., Robert Bell, Daryl Friedman, Kendra Foster, Evan Bogart, Jonathan Azu, Jim Lauderdale, and Anna Nalick. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImages)

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Academy songwriters and composers have been active in Washington, making their case directly to Congressional leaders. See what they’ve been up to in the past – and how you can be part of the future.

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Photo:  Advocates educate members on advocacy at a town hall in LA (L to R): Academy’s Todd Dupler, songwriters Rodney Jerkins, MoZella, and Om’Mas Keith, and Academy’s Kelley Purcell (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage for the Recording Academy)Photo: Advocates educate members on advocacy at a town hall in LA (L to R): Academy’s Todd Dupler, songwriters Rodney Jerkins, MoZella, and Om’Mas Keith, and Academy’s Kelley Purcell (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage for the Recording Academy)

Learn

Songwriter advocacy led to the passage of the Music Modernization Act. This historic legislation created the Mechanical Licensing Agency (MLC), a new collective that will pay songwriters and publishers digital mechanical royalties. But songwriters and composers must ensure their works are registered. Learn more from GRAMMY-winning songwriter Tayla Parx, MLC CEO Kris Ahrens and the Wing’s Chief Advocate Daryl Friedman in this essential webinar.

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Photo: Songwriters visit with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center) during GRAMMY Week (L to R): Evan Bogart, Harvey Mason jr., Pelosi, Ricky Reed, and Ross Golan (Photo by WireImage.com)Photo: Songwriters visit with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center) during GRAMMY Week (L to R): Evan Bogart, Harvey Mason jr., Pelosi, Ricky Reed, and Ross Golan (Photo by WireImage.com)

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Our action site connects you directly to policy-makers to advocate for songwriters and composers. Click below to send a message to Washington now!

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Watch Conversations: Cross-genre Collaboration in Songwriting with Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Philip Lawrence, and Ryan Tedder.

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