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Branca honored by Grammy Foundation

FLY LIKE A LEGAL EAGLE: John Branca, a partner in the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP and former Board Chair of the Grammy Foundation's sister charitable foundation, MusiCares, will be the recipient of the 2012 Service Award at the Grammy Foundation's 14th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Spotify’s Daniel Ek will deliver the keynote address. "I'm honored by the recognition and pleased to join such a distinguished group of past Service Award recipients," said Branca. "Daniel is one of our industry’s real visionaries, and I'm looking forward to his talk, as well as hearing about the topics presented in the winning student papers—they often prove to be cutting-edge topics in our industry." Added Ek, "It’s a really exciting time for the music industry. Today we have the ability to listen to all the world’s music, instantly and wherever we are on the planet. That’s a pretty amazing idea and one which inspired me to launch Spotify. I’m a big supporter of the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative and look forward to catching up with everyone in February." Past honorees include David Braun, Jay Cooper, John Frankenheimer, Joel Katz, Paul Marshall and Al Schlesinger. (12/19p)