Grammy Foundation

  1. Lady Antebellum, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi To Be Honored at 2014 Grammys on the Hill Awards

    March 07, 2014 7:00 AM EST Country music trio Lady Antebellum will be honored with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award during the Recording Academy's 2014 Grammys on the Hill Awards, to be held April 2 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. House of Represent ...

  2. Grammy Week: Songwriters Behind Eminem, Bonnie Raitt, Adele, More Step Into the Spotlight at 'A Song Is Born'

    January 24, 2014 2:29 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding numb ...

  3. Kent Knappenberger, Inaugural Winner of the Grammys' Music Educator Award, Talks ABBA and New Violins (Q&A)

    January 24, 2014 2:28 PM EST Kent Knappenberger, a music teacher at the Westfield Academy and Central School in Westfield, New York, was honored with the Grammys' first-ever Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. One of nine finalis ...

  4. Billboard's Guide to Grammy Week: All the Shows, Parties and Events To Be Seen

    January 21, 2014 6:07 PM EST As snow envelops the East Coast, what better time to take advantage of the cloudless, 80-degree Los Angeles weather and a party or 12? Grammy Week is routinely host to the biggest and best industry events of the year, and 2014 is shaping up to b ...

  5. Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Extends Contract Through 2019 (Exclusive)

    September 16, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow has been contracted to remain in his post through 2019. The Academy’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Portnow’s contract, which was set to expire in 2015.   "Neil is a dynamic leade ...

  6. Recording Academy, Grammy Foundation Create First Music Educator Award

    April 05, 2013 8:05 AM EDT When Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow was about 7 years old, he saw an Elvis Presley performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” that changed his life. “It kind of blew my mind,” Portnow recalls. “The day after, I told my mom and dad that ...

  7. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  8. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  9. Scooter Braun on Bieber Grammy Snub: 'I Wasn't Mad, Just Voicing My Opinion'

    December 06, 2012 4:24 PM EST Manager and label owner Scooter Braun was mystified Thursday morning why his tweet about the lack of a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber had taken on a life of its own and become a news story. "I wasn't mad, just voicing my opinion,&qu ...

  10. Daniel Ek Talks Spotify's Growth at Entertainment Law Luncheon; John Branca Shares Priceless Michael Jackson Story

    February 10, 2012 9:02 PM EST (L-R)Ziffren Brittenham Partner John Branca, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation Friday. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup) BEVE ...

  11. Backbeat: Grammy Camp Jazz Sessions Celebrates 20th Anniversary,

    February 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST Ron McCurdy, a professor at USC, and Grammy Camp student Ashley Levin from Augusta, Ga., prepare to listen to a recording of "Soul Fly," an original composition by McCurdy. (Photo: Justino Aguila) Paul McCartney was standing in the same ...

  12. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  13. Backbeat: Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Hamilton Perform @ Grammy in the Schools Live!

    February 09, 2012 5:33 PM EST Left to right: Senior director of education at the Grammy Foundation David Sears; Ford Motor Company fund director Pamela Alexander; Grammy Foundation and MusiCares senior VP Kristen Madsen; Anthony Hamilton; president/CEO of the Grammy Foundation ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: John Frankenheimer

    January 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST No. 75 John Frankenheimer Partner, Chairman Emeritus; Chair Loeb & Loeb, Music Industry Practice Group Deal Architect ... Clients of veteran entertainment attorney John Frankenheimer are record companies, distributors, publishers, recording ar ...

  15. Grammy Foundation To Expand Grammy Camp To Nashville

    December 23, 2011 10:15 AM EST The Grammy Foundation today announced that it will be bringing back its summer Grammy Camp program to both Los Angeles, where it has been held for the past seven years, and New York, where it debuted last summer, and will this year expand to inclu ...

  16. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  17. More Than Just An Award Ceremony

    December 01, 2011 2:50 PM EST A List of Grammy week Events, celebrations, reunions, Performances & MOre WEDNESDAY Feb. 8 Grammy Camp - Basic Training University of Southern California 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Grammy Foundation Los Angeles-area high school students receive savvy ...

  18. Backbeat: Phil Everly @ Buddy Holly's 75th Birthday Celebration: 'People Hated Our Music'

    September 08, 2011 10:28 AM EDT From Not Fading Away: From Left: Musicians Raul Malo, Boz Scaggs, Graham Nash, Gabe Saporta, Paul Anka, Victoria Asher, Waddy Wachtel, Chris Isaak, manager/record producer Peter Asher, Michelle Branch, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, and Patrick Stump ...

  19. Converse's Free Recording Studio, Rubber Tracks, Opens

    July 13, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Today Converse Inc. officially announced the opening of its Brooklyn recording studio, Converse Rubber Tracks , which allows artists to sign up and record songs for free. Converse announced the studio last fall, and bands were able to apply for st ...

  20. Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series

    July 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay will perform in Los Angeles later this summer to help launch the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively throu ...

  21. 30 Under 30 Nominees

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Congratulations to all of the executives nominated by their peers and co-workers for this year's 30 Under 30 list! JAMIE ABZUG director of publicity, RCA Music Group JAMES ARMSTRONG manager of music resources, EMI Music Publishing NATE AUERBA ...

  22. Arrested Development, Naughty By Nature, Paul Wall Rock Grammy 'Word Revolution' Event: Photo Gallery

    February 11, 2011 2:28 PM EST The consensus was unanimous following Thursday's Grammy Week event, "Word Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip-Hop": it was the highlight thus far of a very busy week. Presented by the Grammy Foundation in association w ...

  23. BACKBEAT: Grammy Museum Celebrates 'Soul Train'

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Grammy Museum paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of "Soul Train" with a special multi-media panel discussion on September 8. "Soul Train," which became an American music institution, was a national launch pad for urban mu ...

  24. Photos: The 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is a wrap. Below, some shots from the big night and Saturday's pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy. For full coverage of the Grammys, click here . Columbia Records chairman Steve Barne ...

  25. Producer Willie Mitchell Dies

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Willie Mitchell, a record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and dozens of others, has died. He was 81. Mitchell's son, Lawrence Mitchell, said his father suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 19 and died at Methodist University Hospi ...

  26. Grammy Guru Pierre Cossette Dies

    September 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prolific producer Pierre Cossette, who brought the Grammy Awards to television and oversaw the broadcast for 35 years, died of congestive heart failure near his summer home in St. Anicet, Quebec. He was 85. In his 50-year show business career, Cos ...

  27. Artists, Industry Pros School Students at Grammy Career Day

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, Jesse McCartney, Keri Hilson and producers Stargate were among the artists and songwriters who joined a diverse lineup of industry professionals for Grammy Career Day today (Feb. 4) at the University of Southern California (USC). Presented ...

  28. Amazon Expands Artist Pages

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amazon expanded its online music sales efforts to include more than 100,000 artist-specific pages, or stores. Each store lists an artist's full discography, biographies, images, and links to buy music in any format - CDs, MP3, or vinyl. The l ...

  29. R&B Foundation Sets Stage For 20th Pioneer Awards

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, Kool & the Gang and the Funk Brothers are among the legendary acts who will be honored at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s 20th anniversary Pioneer Awards. The ceremony will take place Sept. 9 in Philadelphia at th ...

  30. AEG's Leiweke: We Won't Go 360

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG president/CEO Tim Leiweke made it clear that the Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter doesn't intend to adopt the same business model as competitor Live Nation, during his keynote address at the Grammy Foundation's 10 ...

  31. Lewis To Play Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Jerry Lee Lewis will perform at the 50th Grammy Awards this Sunday. The announcement was made by Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow after Lewis' performance Wednesday night at "Sounds of ...

  32. Grammy Spotlight Shines In D.C.

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy honored Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Quincy Jones last night for their support of music industry issues during the group's annual Grammys on the Hill dinner in the nation's capi ...

  33. Jones Debuts Video Podcast Series

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones says the one thing he never wants to do is grow up. The legendary music man keeps himself young by embracing today's culture. This week, he debuted his new video podcast series, the first installment aptly called 'Episode 1. ...

  34. Record Execs Question Jobs' DRM Position

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Record industry executives and lawyers in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards responded with skepticism to the call by Steve Jobs, Apple Computer CEO, to get rid of digital rights management (DRM) for music. While talking about online services durin ...

  35. Grammy Foundation Awards Five Scholarships

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bimal Jaysen Rajkomar, a U.C. Davis School of Law student, won the Grammy Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative competition on Friday (Feb. 9). His winning paper argued that digital rights management schemes can be implemented without ero ...

  36. UMG Ready For More Innovative Deals And Lawsuits

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Group president/COO, made a rare public speech during Grammy week here to provide entertainment lawyers with some context to the company's recent initiatives. The company will not shy away from suing social netw ...

  37. Recording Academy Donates To Katrina Relief

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Creates hurricane fund, organizes fundraisers. The Recording Academy and its MusiCares Foundation, which provides a safety net of critical services for music people in crisis, have committed an initial donation of $1 million for music people affec ...

  38. Bronfman Urges Lawyers To Be Creative

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group chairman/CEO, presented the keynote speech at the Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon and scholarship presentation Feb. 11 Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group ch ...

  39. Behind the Deal: Law Students Win Grammy Foundation Scholarships

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) luncheon and scholarship presentation was held on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gathering at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Ho The Grammy Foundation's seventh annu ...

  40. Schindler Joins Greenberg Traurig

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment attorney Paul Schindler is joining international law firm Greenberg Traurig. He becomes chairman of the firm's New York music practice and a member of the international entertainment pra Entertainment attorney Paul Schindler is ...

  41. Schindler Joins Greenberg Traurig

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran lawyer to head N.Y. music practice. Entertainment attorney Paul Schindler is joining international law firm Greenberg Traurig. He becomes chairman of the firm's New York music practice and a member of the international entertainment p ...

  42. ASCAP Take On Digital-Download Royalties A Joke

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP is now attempting to claim that both a mechanical royalty and a performance royalty are owed for digital downloads. U.S. copyright law grants musical works rights holders various exclusive rights, including the right to reproduction and the ...

  43. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  44. Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack took entertainment attorneys to task for not "taking action against online piracy," during his keynote delivered at the 6th annual Entertainment Law I Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CE ...