Recording Academy president Neil Portnow will continue his leadership of the organization for four more years with the additional title of chief executive officer.

The Recording Academy's board of trustees announced today (Sept. 5) that it has promoted Portnow to president/CEO and renewed his contract through 2011.

Portnow's promotion comes as the organization prepares to celebrate the Grammys' 50th anniversary in 2008. In addition to the awards telecast Feb.

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