Mark Snyder, Assistant Professor of Music, participated in Grammys in My District by traveling to Richmond to meet with Senator Mark Warner’s staff to discuss S.3183 – BOTS Act 2016 which prohibits the circumvention of a security measure, access control system, or other technological measure on an Internet website or online service of a ticket issuer that is used to enforce posted event ticket purchasing limits or to maintain the integrity of posted online ticket purchasing order rules for a public event with an attendance capacity exceeding 200 persons. The bill also prohibits the sale of or offers to sell an event ticket in interstate commerce obtained through such a circumvention violation if the seller participated in, had the ability to control, or should have known about the violation.
Dr. Snyder and Jazz vocalist Sharon Rae North met with Eldon Burton, Curtis Edmonds and Kresten Kinsler and advocated for protecting the rights of music creators. Senator Warner is a co-sponsor of S.3183 – BOTS Act 2016.
In 2014, The Recording Academy launched a brand new Advocacy program, GRAMMYs in My District. This unprecedented grassroots initiative enables our members to advocate for creators’ rights in their own hometowns.
This year, over 2,000 Academy members from across the country have registered to engage with members of Congress at home in their district offices on October 26, 2016.
Now is the most critical time for music creators in decades. GRAMMYs in My District is our opportunity to show members of Congress that a vibrant music community lives, works, and votes in their districts.
Registration for GRAMMYs in My District is now closed. If you have already registered and need assistance, please contact your local chapter or contact the Advocacy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GRAMMY Advocacy, please visit www.grammypro.com/advocacy.