Grammy Chief Neil Portnow Pulls Out of Pollstar Conference Appearance

Embattled Grammy chief Neil Portnow, who is facing calls for his resignation in the wake of an ill-phrased comment that female artists and executives need to “step up” in order to get ahead in the music industry, has pulled out of a Thursday speaking appearance at the Pollstar Live! Conference

CEO of Recording Industry Criticizes State of Radio

With the National Association of Broadcasters’s 2017 Radio Show conference underway in Austin, Tex., Neil Portnow, CEO of the Recording Academy, has criticized the radio industry in an op-ed for RadioInk, noting the sector’s failure to implement an industry standard for paying performance royalties to artists whose music

Songwriter-producer David Foster to Be Honored at Grammy Museum Gala

The Grammy Museum will honor 16-time Grammy winner David Foster at its third annual Gala, taking place Sept. 19 at The Novo in Los Angeles. Foster will receive the Architects of Sound Award in recognition of his contributions to music, which include Grammys for his work with Whitney

Grammy SVP Bill Freimuth Explains New Rule Changes

Every year the Recording Academy fine-tunes its rules and regulations and establishes a series of new amendments to the Grammy process, and the organization announces this year’s changes Wednesday (June 14) morning. All changes go into effect immediately, including the transition to online voting for all of the

‘Fair Play, Fair Pay’ Act Gains Momentum, But Faces Uphill Climb

The recording industry is gaining traction with its Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which has added 15 more bi-partisan sponsors since its introduction March 30. The bill, H.R. 1836, now has the support of 21 house members who support radio stations paying artists and labels for airplay —

‘Fair Play, Fair Pay’ Act Gains Momentum, But Faces Uphill Climb

The recording industry is gaining traction with its Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which has added 15 more bi-partisan sponsors since its introduction March 30. The bill, H.R. 1836, now has the support of 21 house members who support radio stations paying artists and labels for airplay —