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RECORDING ACADEMY APPOINTS HARVEY MASON JR. AS PRESIDENT/CEO

Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

The Recording Academy's Board of Trustees has appointed Harvey Mason jr., as the Academy's President/CEO, effective June 1.
Mason has been in the position on an unpaid, interim basis since January 2020, prior to which he was Chair of the Academy's Board, a position he will now relinquish. His appointment as President/CEO recognizes his achievements in transforming the Academy in mission-critical ways....




<b>ROCKY MICHAELS</b>
SINGER/SONGWRITER ROCKY MICHAELS' NEW CD "BE THE CHANGE" IS AVAILABLE APRIL 29.
ROCKY MICHAELS

By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Last year was a rather eventful one for acoustic singer/songwriter Rocky Michaels.

This past May, Michaels was named as a finalist for "U.S. Male Rising Star of the Year" by the International Singer Songwriter's Association.

In October, he was one of the winners of Music Beats Cancer's crowdfunding challenge and came in second place, raising $3,000.00 in the process.

The winners were featured in a 60 second spot on iHeartRadio's Q102, a top 40 station in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Michaels continues to build on his good fortune. On April 29 he released his third CD, Be the Change, which follows his sophomore...






<b> LOVE GHOST</b>
LOVE GHOST WILL MAKES ITS SACRAMENTO DEBUT JUNE 15 AT ON THE Y. THE SHOW STARTS AT 7 P.M.
THE ONE TO WATCH

LOVE GHOST

By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

The Los Angeles based Emo-Trap-Rock band Love Ghost has been capturing the ears and hearts of fans in the United States and worldwide.

The five-piece group which consists of founder/guitarist and lead vocalist Finnegan Bell, Ryan Stevens (bass/background vocals), Cory Batchler (keyboards/production), Daniel Alcala (guitars/enginee



  MUSIC TRIVIA
 
Prior to becoming President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr. produced and wrote songs for which of the following pop and R&B musicians?
Lionel Richie, Brian McKnight, and Jennifer Lopez.
Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, and Aretha Franklin.
Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and Harry Styles.
Gladys Knight, Brad Paisley, and P!nk.