Don Henley has been presented with the first ever Recording Artists Coalition Award by The Recording Academy in Washington, D.C.

According to, the award was given to the Eagles singer and songwriter for his campaigning for artist rights. “What creators - musicians, singers, songwriters, producers - contribute to the world's culture and economy should be valued and protected,” said Henley. “I hope that legislators will do more to protect creators and their ability to earn a living from their craft. This is about jobs and fairness.”

American Vice President Joe Biden was also honored by the Academy and Henley spoke about Biden’s contribution to, saying, “His pro-copyright record during his tenure in the Senate is unassailable. And as Vice President he was instrumental in the implementation of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. The creative community is very fortunate to call the Vice President a friend.”