Women in Music 2016
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No. 55: Neil Portnow | Power 100
NEIL PORTNOW, 67
President/CEO, The Recording Academy
Last Year's Rank: 56
Grammy Awards ratings have topped 25 million viewers for the last five years, and an uptick in 2016 wouldn't be surprising given the top nominees -- Kendrick Lamar (11), Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (7 each) -- CBS' promotion of the awards during Super Bowl 50 and, says Portnow, "The fact [that the] appetite for music is at an all-time high."
Hidden Musical Talent: "My high school band, The Savages, just did a 50-year reunion and recording."