The WGA Strikes a Deal With the Grammys
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:38:21
The Writer's Guild of America has reached an interim agreement with the producers of the Grammy Awards, a deal very much like the one signed by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company.
"Professional musicians face many of the same issues that we do concerning fair compensation for the use of their work in new media," WGA West President Patric Verrone said in a statement. "In the interest of advancing our goal of achieving a fair contract, the WGAW Board felt that this decision should be made on behalf our brothers and sisters in the American Federation of Musicians and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists."
"The Recording Academy is gratified by the WGA's decision to grant the interim agreement we requested for our milestone 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards," Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow added in a separate statement. "Having our talented writers on the team further ensures the highest level of creativity and innovation, something our audience has come to expect every year."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff