National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

  1. Meet Branden Chapman, The Guy Who Makes The Grammy-Week Trains Run On Time

    January 25, 2014 4:06 PM EST Sixteen events over the course of this week; well-over 10,000 people hired; 160,000 pounds of gear flown out for the telecast; and this year they've added a televised Beatles Tribute concert at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I magine if y ...

  2. Neil Young Honored at Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing Event

    January 22, 2014 3:24 PM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a h ...

  3. SiriusXM Files Lawsuit Against SoundExchange and A2IM, Alleging Licensing Interference

    March 28, 2012 9:28 AM EDT SiriusXM has filed a lawsuit against SoundExchange and A2IM. The company alleges that the two organizations violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act and acted in concert with other organizations to interfere with the satellite's channel efforts ...

  4. Latin Jazz Musicians Protest Grammy Awards, L.A. Mayor Supportive Of Artists

    February 12, 2012 9:19 PM EST Latin jazz musicians protested with signs and loud music outside the Grammy Awards on Sunday as they continued their nearly yearlong fight to reinstate 31 categories which were eliminated by the Recording Academy in 2011. About 70 artists and thei ...

  5. Rap At the Grammys: An Overall Winner, But Major Category Loser

    January 23, 2012 9:08 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Since its beginnings in the 1970s, rap music has transformed from an underground, street-based sound to a definitive part of pop culture, transcending race and becoming one of the strongest - and most prolific - voices of today ...

  6. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 8:20 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, b ...

  7. Backbeat: Latin Icons the Late-Joe Arroyo, Alex Lora, Jose Feliciano, Linda Ronstadt Honored @ Pre Latin Grammys

    November 10, 2011 8:43 AM EST National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) President/CEO Neil Portnow was on hand to give Linda Ronstadt her Lifetime Achievement Award. "All my friends are jealous of me," he said afterward with a laugh. Portnow posed here ...

  8. Neil Portnow on Latin Jazz Grammy Elimination: 'You Can't Make Everybody Happy...'

    August 04, 2011 7:44 AM EDT National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) President/CEO Neil Portnow expressed his disappointment with a lawsuit filed by four Latin jazz artists this week demanding the reinstatement of their grenre as a distinct Grammy Award catego ...

  9. Latin Jazz Musicians File Lawsuit Against NARAS Over Category Elimination

    August 02, 2011 10:04 PM EDT Four Latin jazz musicians filed a lawsuit in New York on Aug. 2 against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) indicating that they want the Latin jazz category reinstated after it was eliminated in April . The eliminated cate ...

  10. Grammys, NARAS Slammed By Marketing Exec Steve Stoute In Open Letter

    February 20, 2011 6:33 PM EST Longtime marketing/music exec and hip-hop insider Steve Stoute slammed the Grammys in a full page advertisement appearing in the Styles section of Sunday's New York Times. In it, he criticizes the Grammys, the show's parent organization ...

  11. Pre-Grammy Ceremony Performers And Presenters Announced: Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Buddy Guy, More

    February 01, 2011 8:59 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today announced the performers and presenters for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards' pre-Grammy Awards telecast on Feb. 13. The show will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles ...

  12. Country Stars Turn Out For Tribute To Loretta Lynn

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's a long way from the winding roads of Butcher Holler, Kentucky, to the superhighway of country music, but on Tuesday night (Oct. 12) "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn was honored at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for her ...

  13. Reggae Label Exec Launches Grammy Campaign

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Heeding annual criticism that reggae's finest releases are oftentimes overlooked as nominees in the Grammy's best reggae album category, Cristy Barber, VP of marketing and promotions at New York-based reggae label VP Records, is spearhea ...

  14. Industry Veteran Harvey Geller Dies

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Harvey Geller, lyricist and a former sales executive for Billboard magazine in a music career that began in the mid-1950s, died Thursday (March 12), after a brief illness. He was 86. A Tarzana resident for 50 years, Geller also worked as writer, w ...

  15. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  16. Grammy Campaign Biggest In Organization's History

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today launches the biggest advertising campaign in the organization's history for the 51st annual Grammy Awards. Developed by ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day the campaign includes television, radio ...

  17. 6 Questions: Recording Academy President Neil Portnow

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) president Neil Portnow sounds remarkably chipper for a man who just inaugurated the first-ever Grammy Nominations Concert, broadcast live on CBS. Performers and presenters included Taylor Swi ...

  18. Dulcimer Virtuoso Schnaufer Dies

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musician was 53. David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, died yesterday (Aug. 23) in Nashville of cancer. He was 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer playing to new promi ...

  19. Krauss, McGraw Among NARAS Honorees

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Nov. 7. Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, Earl Scruggs and Bebe and Cece Winans will be the recipients of Recording Academy Honors from the Nashville chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). All are Gram ...

  20. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  21. Sanders Leaves NMPA

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Longtime National Music Publishers' Assn. counsel/senior VP Charles Sanders has been named executive VP/director of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty (A2HP), the performing artist and songwriter init Longtime National Music Publishers' ...

  22. Sanders Leaves NMPA For Charity Post

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec joins Artists Against Hunger and Poverty. Longtime National Music Publishers' Assn. counsel/senior VP Charles Sanders has been named executive VP/director of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty (A2HP), the performing artist and songwriter ...

  23. Taking Stock: A Matter Of Respect

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 8 NARAS presented Grammys on the Hill, its annual Washington, D.C., awards dinner. The event honored Natalie Cole; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif. The following is Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy ...

  24. Artists Sound Alarm Over Digital Radio

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Com ...

  25. Party Time: Why I Went To Boston

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music itself is among the greatest healers. It pulls people together when language fails. Some people seem to think that music and politics are antithetical; I play music always with the hope of contr Kurt Elling is a Grammy Award-nominated jazz s ...

  26. NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the continuing war against digital pirates, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will introduce an educational campaign against illegal downloading during the 48th annual Gra In the continuing war against digital pirates, ...