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Recording Academy Narrows Search to Replace Neil Portnow

The Recording Academy has narrowed its pool of candidates to succeed outgoing chairman/president Neil Portnow to a shortlist of “three to five” finalists, with the Academy now focusing exclusively on executives at the CEO level, sources tell Variety. The next Recording Academy chief is expected to be named in late May, with Portnow staying on through […]
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Jaxsta Adds Warner Music To Global Music Metadata Platform

Warner Music Group has granted music metadata platform Jaxsta permission to tap into its massive song and recording database.The deal marks Jaxsta’s 28th licencing data agreement in the last 18 months, including The Recording Academy and Sony Music Entertainment.   With the evolution of digital music, fans lost the 'jacket' and accompanying information that used to come with every album From radio to roadies, artists to producers, photographers to video directors. Jaxsta goal is to bec...
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Macklemore becomes latest Seattle star honored for addiction recovery work with MusiCares award

The hometown rap star will receive the Recording Academy's MusiCares Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, just a year after Pearl Jam's Mike McCready was honored.
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78% Of Women In Music Say They're Treated Differently At Work Because Of Their Gender

There's been a lot of talk in the last year, kicked off by reports from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, about the "boys club" that is the music industry. And now, a new study of nearly 2,000 women in the industry paints a more detailed picture of the specific challenges women in the music industry are facing.Berklee College of Music and Women in Music collaborated on a comprehensive survey of the nearly 2,000 American women who work in music — from the executive suite to venue managers to s...
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The Jonas Brothers' Glow-Up Was Worth The Wait

On October 30, 2013, the Jonas Brothers broke the news to Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts that they were breaking up the band. Now, nearly six years later, the trio — Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas — is officially back with a brand-new single. After the midnight drop late last night (or early this morning), the world is abuzz with the potential upcoming tour and that star-studded music video.As excited as we are for what's to come, it's hard not to feel nostalgic, especially considering h...
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Recording Academy CMO Evan Greene Stepping Down

Evan Greene, chief marketing officer at the Recording Academy since 2003, will be stepping down from his post to “partner on the launch of a new boutique marketing consultancy focusing on the intersection of music, sports and entertainment,” according to an announcement, which says details about his new venture will be forthcoming. Greene established the […]
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Adia Victoria Raises Her Voice With Release of 'Silences'

None Adia Victoria always wanted to be heard. The problem was, no one seemed to be listening. Hence, the journey began for a young, black woman from the South who battled for truth, justice and a better American way of life.She wanted to find a means to express herself, whether it required her voice or her pen. The exploration involving a kid raised by a religious family in South Carolina en route to becoming a blues musician living in Nashville — a city that's seemingly less authentic than adv...
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21 Savage Opens Up About ICE, the Grammys, the Memes & More with ‘The New York Times’

In addition to appearing on Good Morning America, 21 Savage sat down with The New York Times shortly after his release on bond from ICE custody. In a much more candid and reflective conversation than the one he had on TV, 21 speaks with Jon Caramanica about moving from London to Atlanta as a kid, growing up in the U.S. without a VISA, and the nightmare of facing deportation from the country he’s called home for the last 20 years. Continue reading below… 21 also discusses the Grammys, wher...
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Bulova Precisionist Special Grammy Edition Watch Hands-On At The Grammy Awards

Bulova is currently the timepiece sponsor of the Recording Academy’s famed Grammy Awards, as well as the Latin Grammy Awards and the Grammy Museum. “The music industry’s biggest night” includes a stream of charity-related music initiatives, as well as an emphasis on music education and iconic... The post Bulova Precisionist Special Grammy Edition Watch Hands-On At The Grammy Awards appeared first on aBlogtoWatch.
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Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Wore “Build the Wall” Dress at the 2019 Grammys

Pro-Trump singer Joy Villa showed up to the 2019 Grammy Awards looking like the world’s tackiest racist.Villa posed for photos on the red carpet of the Grammys Sunday (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles wearing a dress made to look like a border wall with the words “BUILD THE WALL” written on the back. She completed her offensive look with a red “MAGA” purse, which she proudly posed with.This isn’t the first time the avid Trump supporter has made a political statement on the Grammys’ red carpet either. In ...
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The Grammys Don't Have A Hip-Hop Problem. The Grammys Have A Grammy Problem

The Recording Academy stepped up on Sunday, giving major awards to Childish Gambino, Cardi B and Drake, but these efforts might be too late to make up for decades of turning its back on the genre. (Image credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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Young Thug almost didn’t win Grammy for song of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Young Thug, a co-writer of “This Is America,” made history alongside Childish Gambino when the social-political hit became the first hip-hop track to win the song of the year Grammy, but Young Thug almost didn’t make the history books. When the Recording Academy first announced the nominees for its 2019 show […]
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XXXTentacion Left Out of 2019 Grammys “In Memoriam” Segment Because of Domestic Violence Allegations

Each year, the Grammy Awards pay tribute to musicians who have passed away since the previous year’s ceremony. This year, the Grammys’ “In Memoriam” segment featured tributes to Aretha Franklin, Mac Miller, Avicii, and many others.However, XXXTentacion—who was tragically shot and killed in June 2018—was missing from the segment, and fans immediately took notice:yeah call me petty but will not be watching the #GRAMMYs in the near future since they left out @xxxtentacion from the RIP section— Will...
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Fired MusiCares Exec Claims She Was Victim of Grammy ‘Boys’ Club’

A former VP of MusiCares sued the Recording Academy on Monday, alleging she was fired after blowing the whistle on financial impropriety. Dana Tomarken, 75, also alleges that she was terminated because of her age and gender, and accuses Academy chairman and president Neil Portnow of running a “boys’ club.” After she was fired in […]
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Mac Miller and Cazzie David Leaned on Each Other After Ariana, Pete Splits

An unlikely duo. Mac Miller and Cazzie David developed a bond after their respective splits from Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, multiple sources exclusively tell Us Weekly. Pete Davidson’s Complete Dating History “Cazzie and Mac never met, but started speaking because of Ariana and Pete’s relationship,” a source explains. “[They] leaned on each other.” David, 24, hung out with the “Self Care” rapper’s mom, Karen Meyers, ahead of the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10....
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The Grammys Celebrated Women. So, What's Next?

In the year after #MeToo, women in music have thrived, despite having to function in an industry that still downplays their achievements and marginalizes them. This year’s Grammy awards set the tone for a women-lead year, if you want it. Women dominatied with wins in the pop, R&B, country, and roots categories, while Cardi B made history as the solo first woman to take home the Best Rap Album Grammy. Kacey Musgraves was given the Album of the Year trophy and Dua Lipa nabbed Best New Artist, whi...
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The Grammys You Care About Will Not All Be Televised

Aside from the televised presentations during last night’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony (which you can still relive highlights from on the CBS website), The Recording Academy handed out many other awards yesterday at Los Angeles’s Staples Center. Here are some of the ones we are most excited about. launch gallery Recordings of works by living American composers triumphed over older repertoire in the Best Opera, Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Chamber Mu...
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Black Twitter is NOT HAPPY About Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Grammys Tribute, Smokey Robinson Responds… (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez performed alongside the legendary Smokey Robinson at the 61st Grammy Awards last night for a Motown Tribute and Black twitter was NOT impressed. The Recording Academy received tons of backlash when it was first announced earlier this month that Lopez had secured the gig over black songstresses who deserved the spot and the subsequent performance did little to smooth things over with critics. Details + video below… (more…) Related Posts Aretha Franklin Laid To Rest: Watch ...
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Opinion: Why the Grammys exceeded my expectations

There's no doubt that women had a banner year at the Grammys. It's hard to say if this is an anomaly or the new normal, and it's too soon to herald a changing of the guard within the Recording Academy. However, the diversity of the female performers/honorees and winners -- not only in terms of race, but also musical genre and generation (from legends like Dolly Parton and Diana Ross to newcomers like Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, and H.E.R.) -- is worth noting and applauding. Let's hope it's a sign ...
Tags: News, Dolly Parton, Stories, Grammys, Diana Ross, Recording Academy, Camila Cabello Dua Lipa

Michelle Obama led a banner Grammys for women

There's no doubt that women had a banner year at the Grammys. It's hard to say if this is an anomaly or the new normal, and it's too soon to herald a changing of the guard within the Recording Academy. However, the diversity of the female performers/honorees and winners -- not only in terms of race, but also musical genre and generation (from legends like Dolly Parton and Diana Ross to newcomers like Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, and H.E.R.) -- is worth noting and applauding. Let's hope it's a sign ...
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Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

None Even if you didn't watch it, you knew that this year's Grammys were like any other's year's Grammy Award telecast: it was simply far, far too long.Yet that wasn't the only negative to be noted on the ceremony's 61st iteration. This time around, there were far too few awards were given out during the televised portion, several acceptance speech winners were played off (and twice abruptly cut off), one of the night's big winners wasn't even there (Childish Gambino/Donald Glover), and Recordi...
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Ariana Grande Deletes Angry Tweets After Mac Miller Grammy Loss

Ariana Grande’s beef with the Recording Academy appears to be growing despite her win Sunday night for best pop vocal album. In a series of since-deleted tweets, the “Thank U, Next” artist expressed frustration that the family of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller was invited to the Grammys despite the fact that Miller would lose […]
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Late Rapper XXXTentacion Rejected for Grammys In Memoriam Segment

XXXTentacion, who was shot to death in June 2018, was rejected from the Grammys’ in memoriam segment on Sunday night. According to a source, representatives for the late rapper requested repeatedly that the Recording Academy recognize the artist, whose “Sad!” was one of the most consumed songs of 2018. But because of the rapper’s history […]
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Grammys 2019 Review: A More Equitable Show Still Hits Familiar Pitfalls

Last year, the Grammys came under fire for a relative dearth of female winners and performers onstage and, furthermore, for Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow saying that women needed to “step up” in order to be recognized. “I guess this year we really stepped up,” best new artist winner Dua Lipa quipped in her acceptance speech. But […]
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The Grammys Red Carpet Was Full Of Surprises

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that it's awards season — our mid-winter excuse to lounge around on a Sunday night, order takeout, and, if only for a few hours, live vicariously through the celebrities we stalk on Instagram. Thus far, we've witnessed the raucous glamour of the Golden Globes and the mellow vibes of the SAGs. But those were just the pregame compared to what's next: the Grammys.As the only music-focused trophy-fest of the season (musicians are unpredictable, man!)...
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Grammys swag bag worth a taxable $30,000

Much of the music industry's elite will be at the Grammy awards tonight, all hoping to go home with a new piece of hardware. Many will be disappointed. But perhaps they can take some solace from the goodies they'll get as part of the swag bags that will be distributed before the Recording Academy's 61st ceremonies. This year, the official 2019 Grammy swag bag is worth more than $30,000. But that's not the only gift bag. More than 50 presenters and performers will have the option to go home with...
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Watch Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes & Miley Cyrus, & More Cover Dolly Parton At MusiCares Tribute

Ahead of the Grammys this weekend, the Recording Academy has named Dolly Parton the MusiCares Person Of The Year, making her the first-ever country music artist to be awarded the title. And last night, Parton was honored with a gala and tribute concert at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where artists … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Grammys, Shawn Mendes, Parton, Recording Academy, Los Angeles Convention Center, MusiCares, Kacey Musgraves Shawn Mendes

DataRobot Predicts the Grammy Awards’ Song of the Year Is…

With everyone worrying that a robot or artificial intelligence model will take their jobs someday, why shouldn’t The Recording Academy fear its annual task of doling out the Grammy Awards is safe?DataRobot, a Boston-based startup whose machine-learning platform helps companies use algorithms for data analysis without hiring a data science team, is taking a first swipe at predicting how likely it is that each nominee for Song of the Year will walk away with that gramophone award.The startup, b...
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A Year After The #MeToo Grammys, Women Are Still Missing In Music

After last year's Grammys, the president of the Recording Academy said that women needed to "step up" in the business. Women and men in the business pushed back, but what's actually changed?(Image credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
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