Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams and this year’s Oscar winners for song and score are among the 271 artists and executives invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik is among the executives invited.
The music branch has extended 12 invitations. Among those on the list are “Frozen” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Gravity” composer Steven Price, jazz bassist and composer Stanley Clarke, and composers Steve Jablonsky, Angie Rubin and Buck Sanders. Earl Ghaffari, Tony Renis and Charles Strouse were also invited.