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Monday, June 27, 2005

You’ve got (music) issues

Posted by on June 27 at 16:06 PM

For those wanting to get involved with the local/political side of the Seattle music community, there’s a meeting a Neumo’s on Wed June 29th. More info below in an email sent to me a couple weeks back.

"This will be a fantastic opportunity to educate yourself about local political issues facing Seattle's music community and find out what the candidates are thinking. Please plan on coming and please invite everyone you know.

Wednesday, June 29 The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy® along with several community partners Hosts a Seattle City Council Candidates Forum For the Music Community at Neumo's on Capitol Hill.

Council Candidates attending will include Linda Averill, Ángel Bolaños, Richard Conlin (incumbent), Nick Licata (incumbent), Darlene Madenwald, Dwight Pelz, Robert Rosencrantz and others pending confirmation.

The Recording Academy presents this forum as a non-partisan event designed to engage the music community on music related issues before this fall's important election. A panel of community leaders will ask both prepared questions and questions will also be taken from the audience. The intent is to give all candidates running for city council a platform in which to have a dialogue with their constituencies. This forum will be all ages, free and open to the public.

Following the forum, there will be a reception for the participants and attendees.

WHERE: Neumo's 925 East Pike St.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
6 p.m. Registration
7 p.m. Candidate Forum Panel
8:30 -10 p.m. Meet the Candidates Mixer

Presented by The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy in association with Community Partners The Stranger, Sub Pop Records, Barsuk Records, Fuzed Music, The Tractor Tavern, Neumos, Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, House of Blues, Chop Suey, Hattie's Hat, The Showbox, KEXP, The Premiere, The War Room, The Vera Project, Sonic Boom Records, Easy Street Records, The Mirabeau Room, & The Seattle Channel

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards, the Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human
services programs. For more information about the Academy, please visit"

Josh Ayala/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy/206.834.1000