Recording Academy kicks off GRAMMY Week by honoring women

Event takes place March 8th

The Recording Academy is kicking off GRAMMY Week with a virtual celebration on International Women’s Day — “Women In The Mix” — to recognize the contributions of women in music and amplify the female voices across the industry. Highlighting producers, engineers, artists, and executives, this program champions women who set the tone for their own communities and work to close gender gaps on and offstage. Following in the footsteps of the Recording Academy’s Women In The Mix Pledge launched in 2019, the event will spotlight female producers and engineers in the music industry while encouraging and facilitating mentorship between established women in the industry and aspiring female music professionals.

Panels, discussions and performances will be announced in the coming weeks.

Confirmed participants include Ingrid Andress, current three-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter; Denisia “Blu June” Andrews (Nova Wav), current three-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter; Brittany “Chi” Coney (Nova Wav), current three-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter; Chloe Flower, classical pianist & composer; Leslie Ann Jones, five-time GRAMMY-winning engineer and Recording Academy Trustee; Cyndi Lauper, two-time GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter; MC Lyte, GRAMMY-nominated rapper; Piper Payne, mastering engineer; Sheila E., GRAMMY-nominated artist and percussionist; and others.

The event takes place Monday, March 8th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT at ahead of The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, March 14th on CBS. The show was postponed from January due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases impacting Los Angeles.

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