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The Grammys Will Go On

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

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The WGA released a statement yesterday revealing that they “voted not to picket” the Grammys Award show, February 10.
“Members of the American Federation of Musicians face many of the same issues concerning compensation in new media that we do,” the presidents of WGA West and East said in their statement.

“In the interest of advancing our goal of advancing a fair contract, the WGAW Board felt that this gesture should be made on behalf of our brothers and sisters in AFM and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).”

The controversy has been with the cross-over musicians with acting careers that might be crossing the picket line by appearing or performing at the show.

Beyonce is to perform this year with Tina Turner.

They can roll Beyonce on down the river and keep Tina Turner if it’s a problem.