Sessions with Grammy-winning singer-songwriters Brandi Carlile and Melissa Etheridge are among the virtual Pride-related programming the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has planned for June. Both programs are set to be released on June 3.
On June 24, the museum will release a panel discussion, “Personal Identity and the Art of Songwriting,” moderated by Alexis Fish, former vice president of pride at Billboard. Panelists are Kat Cunning, Shea Diamond, Carlie Hanson and Tangina Stone.
There is also a Pride Month connection in the Spotlight Saturdays Series Takeover franchise, which will salute artists on PEG Records. The independent record label supports LGBTQ artists through distribution (in partnership with ADA/Warner Music Group), marketing, promotion and more. The artists being spotlighted this month are Alaska, Brandon Stansell, Jujubee and Peppermint.
In other June programming, on June 3 the museum will release a session with songwriting legend Barry Mann. Mann and his wife, Cynthia Weil, won two Grammys, including song of the year, for co-writing “Somewhere Out There” with the late James Horner. Mann & Weil received a trustees award from the Recording Academy in 2015. Their many other honors include the Towering Song Award (for “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin'”) from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The museum also has a session focused on the book Permanent Damage: Memoirs of an Outrageous Girl about the late Mercy Fontenot, aka Miss Mercy. The panel features the book’s co-author Lyndsey Parker, plus Alice Cooper, Arrow De Wilde (of Starcrawler) and Pamela Des Barres. It will be moderated by Lina Lecaro. Parker is the music editor at Yahoo Entertainment and host of the daily SiriusXM Volume show, Volume West.
Here is the June schedule on COLLECTION:live.
New programs to be released this month in celebration of Pride Month:
June 3 – MK xyz
June 3 – Brandi Carlile
June 3 – Melissa Etheridge in partnership with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
June 15 – Grammy Museum x Ally Coalition present “Red, Hot + Free” program with additional education programs taking place throughout the day for middle and high school students
June 24 – Jake Wesley Rogers
June 24 – Personal Identity and the Art of Songwriting panel with Kat Cunning, Shea Diamond, Carlie Hanson, Tangina Stone, moderated by Alexis Fish
Other new programs to be released this month:
The Happy Fits
Permanent Damage: Memoirs of an Outrageous Girl – Featuring Author Lyndsey Parker, Alice Cooper, Arrow De Wilde, Pamela Des Barres, moderated by Lina Lecaro
Spotlight Saturdays Series Takeover By PEG Records
Moderated by Monét X Change
June 5 – Alaska
June 12 – Brandon Stansell
June 19 – Jujubee
June 26 – Peppermint
Grammy Museum’s Summer Session:
The Grammy Museum’s Summer Session program is a five-day songwriting workshop for students who are currently enrolled in high school. The program will be virtual again this summer due to COVID-19.
Session One: Tuesday, June 15 – Saturday, June 19
Session Two: Tuesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 26
COLLECTION:live is the Grammy Museum’s online streaming service available for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s music education initiatives.