CEO of Burniton group Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy has been selected to represent Ghana on Grammy Recording Academy.
He’s the newest addition to the member class of the Recording Academy, organizers of the Grammy Awards.
In a post on its website, the organization stated that it had reached out to over 2,700 individuals in the music industry worldwide to join its membership list.
“This invitation is a reflection of the Recording Academy’s commitment to excellence and further growing its robust membership body. The invitations also reaffirm the Recording Academy’s recognition of the important contributions of music people to influence progressive changes within the music industry,” a statement by GRAMMYs said
In a Twitter post, Stonebwoy made the announcement to fans “As part of the new @RecordingAcad member class, I’m honored to have an opportunity to celebrate, represent, and give back to the music and its creators. #WeAreMusic“
— 1GAD (@stonebwoyb) June 29, 2021
The 2021 class of invitees is 48% female, 32% Black or African American+, 13% Hispanic or Latino/a/x+, and 4% Asian or Pacific Islander+. The Academy’s existing membership represents 26% female and 27% from traditionally underrepresented groups. Since setting the goal of adding 2,500 women voting members by 2025, 831 women have joined the Recording Academy’s voting membership, putting the organization 33% closer to reaching that milestone.
To celebrate the new class of invitees, the Recording Academy is activating across its social channels, giving the music industry and music fans a look into what it means to be a member of the Recording Academy. New invitees will be featured across Instagram Reels, Voice Tweets and Instagram Lives hosted by Recording Academy staff and executives. Activations can be followed on the official Recording Academy Instagram(opens in a new tab) and Twitter(opens in a new tab) pages.
By Afia Owusu/Myxyzonline.com|Ghana