Warner Music Group, home to labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Lava, Nonesuch, Perfect Game, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, hosted their annual Grammy after-party to honor their 107 collective Grammy nominations.
The music industry’s most anticipated Grammy event included a special musical performance by USC’s Big Band and two of Japan’s youngest scratch DJs, DJ Sara and Ryusei, ages 9 and 6 respectively.
WMG is an industry leader in environmental initiatives, this year’s party was a “Zero waste,” achieved through carbon-offsetting the event’s energy usage; energy efficient lighting and bio-diesel generators; recycled paper products; local farmers’ markets and vendors; eco-friendly detergents; invitations printed on 100% recycled paper and manufactured with wind power; and composting of paper and food waste, among other efforts.
An official statement released on Feb. 5, 2008 from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “California has consistently led the nation in environmental protection and we have learned that we can help our environment while at the same time protecting the economy and our lifestyles. I am very pleased that Warner Music Group, working with city, state and local leaders, has taken this issue to heart and is turning consumption into conservation on the important pop culture stage at this ‘zero waste’ event.”
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