In an inspiring kickoff to the 2024 GRAMMY House, The Recording Academy, together with PEOPLE and Sephora, hosted “A Celebration of Women In The Mix.” This event shone a bright spotlight on the incredible women making waves in the music industry. Ty Stiklorious, the dynamic CEO of the management company Friends at Work, led the charge as the day’s keynote speaker, setting a tone of empowerment and innovation.
The event was not just a platform for speeches but also a showcase of raw talent. Emily King, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, treated guests to an intimate live performance that resonated with the audience’s core. The musical atmosphere was further electrified by performances from Sephora Sounds artists Rawan Chaya, Beth Million, and Dounia, who took turns DJ’ing, creating a vibrant, energetic backdrop for the day’s proceedings.
The 2024 GRAMMY House event was more than just a gathering; it was an immersive experience. Attendees enjoyed a meticulously organized luncheon, delved into the world of sound with Dyson Zone™ noise-cancelling headphones, and engaged with an interactive augmented reality graffiti wall presented by The Hartford. These elements combined to create a multisensory experience that celebrated innovation in both music and technology.
A highlight of the event was a panel discussion featuring a trio of influential women in music: singer and actress Jordin Sparks, singer-songwriter Carly Pearce, and recording engineer Marcella Araica. Their insights and experiences added depth to the conversation about women’s evolving roles in the music industry.
The presence of artists such as Arooj Aftab, Emily Bear, BIA, and Dorin Hirvi, alongside Recording Academy leaders Tammy Hurt (Chair of the Board of Trustees), Ruby Marchand (Chief Awards and Industry Officer), and Chantel Sausedo (VP of Artist Relations), underscored the event’s significance. It served as a powerful testament to the strides women have made in music, highlighted by the women-dominated nominations for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
“A Celebration of Women In The Mix” was not merely an event but a statement—a declaration of the vital, irreplaceable role of women in the music industry. It was a celebration of talent, resilience, and progress, showcasing the incredible women driving the industry forward. As the music world looks towards the future, the 2024 GRAMMY House event will undoubtedly be remembered as a pivotal moment in championing diversity and inclusion within the industry.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
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