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The Recording Academy Statement re: Mike Melvoin

Mike Melvoin was a talented pianist, composer and performer who worked with hundreds of artists during his 50-year-plus career. He was a GRAMMY®-nominated musician who collaborated with artists such as the Beach Boys, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, and Barbra Streisand, among others. His musical talents extended into film and TV, including the scores of several movies and television specials. He was an active member of The Recording Academy® and served as Chairman/President from 1983–1985, and was instrumental in the creation and growth of the MusiCares® Foundation. The Academy is grateful for his contributions, his passion, and his unwavering belief in its missions. We have lost a dear friend, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and fans.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy