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Quincy Jones-Backed Web3 Company OneOf Partners With The Recording Academy For NFT Collection

To celebrate the Grammy Awards, Quincy Jones-backed green Web3 company OneOf has kicked off a partnership with The Recording Academy to launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for music heads across the globe. The collection will commemorate the 64th, 65th, and 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Holders can look forward to the works from three diverse artists such as Emonee LaRussa, ThankYouX, and Andre Oshea, honoring OneOf’s mission to support women and people of color in the Web3 space, according to a press release . Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to the Recording Academy’s scholarship fund. “We are thrilled for this partnership with OneOf and to be dropping these exclusive NFT collections leading up to the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” said Adam Roth, SVP, Partnerships & Business Development of the Recording Academy. “To be on the forefront of technology while simultaneously serving the music community with a new and innovative platform is only the...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 1, 2022

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Has Been Elevated To Co-President Of The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy is making boss moves! In an all-new power move, the Recording Academy has named Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A. Panay as co-presidents. The announcement was made Tuesday (June 22) by CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. and will become effective on Aug. 16, 2021. “This new structure is recognition that further progress and building of the organization requires exceptional leaders with different strengths and areas of focus in order to drive innovation and accountability,” read the announcement. “With the aim of better serving Recording Academy members and the music industry at large, the team will work directly under Mason, whose title will shift to CEO.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by V A L E I S H A. (@valeisha) Butterfield Jones was named the first-ever chief diversity & inclusion officer of the Recording Academy just last year. Now, as the co-president, she will oversee the Recording Academy’s people and culture, membership, and awards, and...

Shanique Yates

Jun 23, 2021

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Joins the Recording Academy as First-Ever Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Valeisha Butterfield Jones will be the first-ever Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Butterfield Jones joins the executive team following her position as global head of inclusion at Google. According to , the award-winning business and tech leader will guide the team responsible for advancing the Academy’s diversity and inclusion initiatives through the organization. The new appointment comes on the heels of the controversial ousting of CEO Deborah Dugan, who was accused of misconduct from a female colleague. “We are thrilled to welcome Valeisha Butterfield Jones into the Recording Academy family,” Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. said. “Valeisha has been a force in driving systemic change and enhancing equal opportunities for underrepresented groups across entertainment, technology and politics. I’m excited to work with her to continue evolving the Recording Academy as an organization that...

Niki McGloster

Apr 30, 2020