Recording Academy

  1. 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. ...

  2. Groups Increase Efforts For Performance Right

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artist and label groups amped up their efforts on Capitol Hill to gain a performance right for over-the-air broadcasts of their recordings. A letter signed by seven groups went to 535 Congressional offices on Friday (May 11), urging support for pe ...

  3. Labels, Artists Move For Terrestrial Performance Right

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Record label and artist groups are gearing up to lobby Congress for a performing right over terrestrial radio. Sources say that the groups now laying the groundwork for the push are the RIAA, the American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM), the Rec ...

  4. Mary J. Blige Tops Grammy Nods

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige led the nominations the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the year and best R&B album for "The Breakthroug ...

  5. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  7. Foley Resigns From Congress

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Mark Foley, chairman of the House Entertainment Task Force, resigned from Congress today (Sept. 29) after ABC News reportedly questioned him about email and instant messages with an underage cong Rep. Mark Foley, chairman of the House Enterta ...

  8. 9,000 Artists, 2,000 Indie Labels Owed Royalties

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange trying to locate them by Dec. 15. SoundExchange is trying to locate about 9,000 recording artists and 2,000 independent record companies before Dec. 15 when their claims for performance royalties will no longer be accepted for 1996 t ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. BMI's Baird Dies

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT She was 59. Patricia Baird, BMI assistant VP, corporate relations, died yesterday (Aug. 21) in New York after a long fight with cancer. She was 59. During a career that spanned more than 35 years, Baird had become a well-known and respected journa ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. BMI To Honor Haggard

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored with BMI's prestigious Icon award during the performing rights organization's 54th annual country awards, set for Nov. 4 in Nashville. Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored ...

  14. Legendary Producer/Arranger Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 74. Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer ...

  15. Warner Bros. Records Plots Encore For Ostin

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT May be returning to label in consulting role. Former Warner Bros. Records chairman Mo Ostin may be close to returning to the label in a consulting capacity after months of discussions driven by current Warner chairman and CEO Tom Whalley, accordin ...

  16. Flanigen New Nashville Recording Academy Prez

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Director succeeds Doug Howard Music video and TV commercial director George Flanigen has been elected president of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy. He is co-owner of Deaton Flanigen Productions in Nashville. Flanigen succeeds Doug H ...

  17. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show offered collaborations, surprise guests. From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night' ...

  18. 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 ...

  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. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards scheduled for Feb. 8 at Staples Center. With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six ...

  21. Clarkson, Common Added To Digital Advisory Board

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST New members to meet teens during Grammy week. The Recording Academy added Kelly Clarkson and rapper/actor Common, both Grammy-nominated artists, to its What's The Download Interactive Advisory Board as 2006 honorary board members. Producer an ...

  22. RIAA Calls On Lawmakers For New Regulations

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST House held hearing Nov. 3. The recording industry, which has been pursuing government-mandated copying regulations on upcoming new-generation digital and satellite radio receivers for 18 months, finally got a hearing to present its case before a H ...

  23. Recording Academy Names Exec Director

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Maureen Droney to manage P&E Wing. Maureen Droney has been named executive director of the Producers & Engineers Wing for the Recording Academy. In her new position, she will report to Angelia Bibbs-Sanders, Recording Academy VP of mem ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Recording Arts Day A Success In D.C.

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Hill welcomed music industry. Capitol Hill welcomed musicians and a wide range of music industry representatives with open arms yesterday (Sept. 7) at the first-ever industry Recording Arts Day. In light of the Katrina tragedy, the advocac ...

  26. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Grammy Awards Stay With CBS

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBS and the Recording Academy have signed a new five-year extension that will keep the annual Grammy Awards telecast on CBS through 2011. CBS has been the broadcast home of the awards show since 1973. CBS and the Recording Academy have signed a ne ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 2006 Grammys Staying In L.A.

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles' Staples Center for the 48th annual ceremony. The Feb. 8 event will air live on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year. Nominations in 108 categories will be an The Grammy Awards will return to Los Ange ...

  34. Blackstone To Take Over Warner/Chappell

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. B ...

  35. Warner Strategic Partners With P&G

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like Devo before them, Warner Music Group catalogue artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and Sixpence None The Richer are adding spice to the home cleaning experience. Like Devo before them, Warner Bros. artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen ...

  36. Chuck D Among Artists Who Support Grokster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pro-Internet amicus brief filed in infringement case. Chuck D, Stevie Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Jason Mraz are among 22 recording artists who today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm an Appeals Court ruling in favor of ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Indecency Bill Adds Safeguards For Artists

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artists' unions and other groups were able to get language into the Committee report accomanying the House-passed indecency bill that provides further safeguards against liability for broadcast indece Artists' unions and other groups wer ...

  39. House Committee Passes Indecency Bill

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Indecency legislation that would authorize $500,000 fines for broadcast licensees and performers, as well as license-revocation hearings for repeat violators, gained momentum in the House Feb. 8. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Indecency legislation that woul ...

  40. House Committee Passes Indecency Bill

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST NAB, RIAA fight proposed fine for 'individuals.' Indecency legislation that would authorize $500,000 fines for broadcast licensees and performers, as well as license-revocation hearings for repeat violators, gained momentum in the House ...

  41. The Beat

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST It's tempting to let out a groan when the Recording Academy announces it has added even more categories to the ever-growing list of Grammy Awards. But, honestly, who's counting? Read Melinda Newman's It's tempting to let out a ...

  42. Beat Box

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST When the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards were announced Dec. 7, many members of the dance/electronic community let out a collective sigh of relief. It was as if the voting members of the When the nominations for the 47th annual Gramm ...

  43. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  44. Beat Box

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the dance/electronica community finally see (mostly) eye to eye with the Recording Academy voters. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Members of the dance/electronica community finally see (mostly) eye to eye with the Recording Academ ...

  45. The Beat

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST It's tempting to let out a groan when the Recording Academy announces it has added even more categories to the ever-growing list of Grammy Awards. But, honestly, who's counting? Read Melinda Newman's It's tempting to let out a ...

  46. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  47. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  48. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups supporting the music industry's WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme ...

  49. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups have filed amicus (friend of the The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 ...

  50. 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 ...

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