National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

  1. 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 ...

  2. Music Biz Activists Heading To Washington For Grammys On The Hill

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry activists will take their message to Congress in Washington, D.C., this year during the Grammys on the Hill Awards and Advocacy Day, to be held on April 14 and April 15, respectively. For the award presentation on April 14, two-time ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Randy Jackson Tweets For Help On Grammy Votes

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking a page out of "American Idol," judge Randy Jackson is reaching out to his Twitter followers to help him fill out his Grammy ballot. Voting members of the Recording Academy have until Friday to get their votes to accounting firm De ...

  5. Grammy Nominations Special Slips In Ratings

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 Grammy Nominations special pulled in 6.3 million viewers last night, down from 7 million who watched last year’s special, according to Nielsen. The CBS special, which took place at L.A.’s Club Nokia, finished fourth in its 9 p.m. time slo ...

  6. Grammys Go Digital Via Canadian Technology

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of the Grammys are going digital to allow U.S. voting members to stream and judge music online. Toronto-based Yangaroo signed a multi-year agreement with The Recording Academy that will see its encryption technology distribute music ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. HFA To Provide Listening Service For Grammy Voters

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA) has managed to research, clear and obtain mechanical licensing authority for all Grammy-nominated tracks -- even those songs not represented in its catalog -- in order to provide an on-demand listening service for ...

  10. Biz Briefs: Obama, Trans World, NIN

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST - President-elect Barack Obama selects a lawyer who formerly represented the Recording Industry Association of America in file sharing cases to be the third in command at the Justice Department. [ CNET ] - Trans World Entertainment reports a 14% d ...

  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. WGA Won't Picket Grammys

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Writer's Guild of America won't picket the Grammy Awards next month, according to a guild spokesman, but the status of the Recording Academy's application to the WGA for an interim agreement for their two members who work on the ...

  13. Borders To Exclusively Carry Grammy Book

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A book celebrating the Recording Academy's 50th Anniversary is now available exclusively through the Border's chain. "And The Grammy Goes To..." was written by Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild, with a foreword by Qu ...

  14. Portnow Promoted, Re-Upped At Recording Academy

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 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 ha ...

  15. Portnow Calls For 'Music And Technology Truce'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy Pres addresses D.C. function. Recording Academy Pres addresses D.C. function. News ...

  16. Portnow Calls For 'Music And Technology Truce'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy pres addresses D.C. function. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow called on leading record producers and recording engineers last night (Sept. 6) to be frontline ambassadors working toward a truce between music and technolog ...

  17. Recording Academy Ups Konjoyan

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Takes on VP of creative services role. The Recording Academy has promoted David Konjoyan to VP of creative services. Konjoyan, who has recently served as senior director, will continue to report directly to Neil Portnow, President of The Recording ...

  18. Clarkson To Headline 'Grammys On The Hill'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event sponsored by Recording Academy. Two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson will headline a day of music advocacy next month in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Recording Academy. Called Grammys on the Hill, the Sept. 6 events will include a uni ...

  19. Making The Brand

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Recording Academy pulls out all the stops to strengthen the Grammy brand with the launch of its My Grammy campaign. Read Michael Paoletta's column. The Recording Academy pulls out all the stops to strengthen the Grammy brand with the laun ...

  20. Making The Brand

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Recording Academy pulls out all the stops to strengthen the Grammy brand with the launch of its My Grammy campaign. Read Michael Paoletta's column. The Recording Academy pulls out all the stops to strengthen the Grammy brand with the laun ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. First Recording Arts Day Set For Capitol Hill

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring more than 50 musicians and music professionals to Capitol Hill Sept. 7 to visit lawmakers and spread the word about the importance of the recording arts in The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring m ...

  24. Why We Need A Day In D.C. For The Recording Arts

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At its core, music is about connecting. We've all experienced the connection between music fan and music maker. Those of us fortunate enough to work in this community also have witnessed unique and ma Neil Portnow is president of the Recordin ...

  25. Music Industry To Laud, Lobby Congress

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in an exclusive interview, says that the group is coordinating a first-ever multi-artist-group Recording Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Sept. 7. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in an exclusive ...

  26. Nashville NARAS Chief Exits

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as executive director of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) Jan. 11. She had been at the helm for one year and is said to have left to pursue Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as execut ...

  27. Nashville NARAS Chief Exits

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kessler ends one-year term. Suzanne Kessler resigned her position as executive director of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) Jan. 11. She had been at the helm for one year and is said to have left to pursue other opportunities ...

  28. Movie Tunes, NARAS Partner For Grammys

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based Movie Tunes has partnered with the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) for an in-theater Grammy Awards promotional campaign. L.A.-based Movie Tunes has partnered with the National Academy of Recording Arts & ...

  29. Recording Academy Names Four Directors

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has made four executive appointments. The Recording Academy has made four executive appointments. Megan Clarke is upped to senior director of information technology. The former chief of technology has been with the Academy fo ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Academy Ups Roecker To VP

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roecker from senior director of communications to VP of communications. He will continue to be based out of Santa Monica, Calif., and report directly to Recor The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roec ...

  33. Academy Appoints CFO

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has promoted Wayne J. Zahner to CFO. The Recording Academy has promoted Wayne J. Zahner to CFO. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Zahner, who most recently served as controller/director of business affairs, joined the Academy in 200 ...

  34. Studio Monitor

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Lewis resigns as director of NARAS' Producers & Engineers Wing to focus on Grammy Recordings. Read Christopher Walsh's column. Leslie Lewis resigns as director of NARAS' Producers & Engineers Wing to focus on Gram ...

  35. NARAS P&E Wing Director Lewis To Leave Post

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will exit that post early next month. Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will ex ...

  36. NARAS P&E Wing Director Lewis To Leave Post

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will exit that post early next month. Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will ex ...

  37. Recording Academy Ups Friedman To VP Of Advocacy And Government Relations

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has promoted Daryl Friedman to VP of advocacy and government relations. The Recording Academy has promoted Daryl Friedman to VP of advocacy and government relations. Friedman, who has been executive director of the Academy� ...

  38. Academy Promotes VPs, Chapter Directors

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has made several key appointments, including vice president promotions and a new executive director for its Pacific Northwest chapter. The Recording Academy has made several key appointments, including vice president promotio ...

  39. Studio Monitor

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARAS educates surround audio to consumers and professionals at the Grammy Surround Music Alliance. Read Christopher Walsh's column. NARAS educates surround audio to consumers and professionals at the Grammy Surround Music Alliance. Read Chri ...

  40. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  41. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  42. Reps With Industry Concern Form Caucus

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Reps. Mary Bono, R-Cal. and Steney Hoyer, D-Md., are teaming with the Recording Academy and top artists to form the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus. Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Rep ...

  43. 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, ...

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