MusiCares

  1. 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 ...

  2. Video: Neil Portnow's Decade: Ten Years of Grammy Leadership

    December 10, 2012 1:00 PM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, this issue features ...

  3. Hurricane Sandy Relief: iTunes, ebay, Other Ways to Donate

    November 01, 2012 3:55 PM EDT There are multiple ways you can donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts: As it did in the wake of the Haiti earthquake and the tsunami in Japan, iTunes has launched an easy-to-use donation page (just look for the Red Cross logo on the iTunes stor ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen Named 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year

    June 28, 2012 2:47 PM EDT Twenty-time Grammy award winner Bruce Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, and Scott Pascucci, chair of ...

  5. Jerry Cantrell To Be Honored By MusiCares MAP Fund

    March 22, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Jerry Cantrell, guitarist and singer from grunge metal band Alice in Chains, will be honored at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert along with Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Neil Lasher. Cantrell, whose Alice In Chains bandmate Layne Staley d ...

  6. Paul McCartney to Be Honored as MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 13, 2011 1:58 PM EDT Paul McCartney will be honored as MusiCares person of the year during Grammy week next year. The former Beatle will not only be honored for his music but also for his charitable side. Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow says McCartney ...

  7. BACKBEAT: MusiCares Free Voice Screenings

    April 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Singer Hunter Ryan Herdlicka , currently appearing on Broadway in 'A Little Night Music,' with Dr. Michael Pitman , an internationally recognized expert in the care of the professional voice, voice conservation and restoration, and Amy L ...

  8. Barbra Streisand Named 2011 MusiCares Person Of The Year

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand will be honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year. The Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation said Wednesday (Aug. 4) that Streisand will receive the award Feb. 11 at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles. The annual ...

  9. Neil Young Named MusiCares' Person of the Year

    January 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST After being commended for his artistic achievement and dedication to philanthropy, Neil Young was named MusiCares' person of the year Friday night in Los Angeles. The ceremony featured performances and tributes from acts as diverse as Ozomatl ...

  10. Neil Young Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has been named the 2010 MusiCares person of the year. Neil Portnow, president of the MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy, named the 63-year-old Young as the honoree for his "standard of artistic integrity and iconoclasti ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. MusiCares To Honor Brian Wilson

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson is to be honored as the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year at a dinner Feb. 11 at the Palladium in Hollywood. Brian Wilson is to be honored as the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year. The songwriter, composer, producer and arranger -- wh ...

  14. Academy's MusiCares Acquires MAP

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Addiction treatment group to live on. The Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP), a non-profit organization that provides musicians with treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, is being acquired by the Recording Academy's MusiCares Founda ...

  15. Academy's MusiCares Acquires MAP

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP), a non-profit organization that provides musicians with treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, is being acquired by the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundat The Musicians' Assistance Progr ...

  16. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  17. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  18. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  19. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  20. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...