January 28, 2008 07:40 PM

Striking Hollywood writers will be allowed to work on the Grammy Awards under a deal reached with the Writers Guild of America.

The guild’s board granted the Recording Academy a waiver for the Feb. 10 show. This follows an earlier decision by the WGA not to picket the award cereony, giving music stars a free path to the red carpet.

“The Recording Academy is gratified by the WGA’s decision to grant the interim agreement we requested for our milestone 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” said the academy’s president, Neil Portnow, in a statement Monday. “Having our talented writers on the team further ensures the highest level of creativity and innovation, something our audience has come to expect every year.”

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