1. It's Official: The Grammys Will Return to NYC in 2018

    May 09, 2017 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The awards will return to the Big Apple for the first time since 2003, with the main event scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018. After months of widespread rumors and coy non-confirmations from both city officials and Re ...

  2. It's Official: The Grammys Will Return to NYC in 2018

    May 09, 2017 9:00 AM EDT After months of widespread rumors and coy non-confirmations from both city officials and Recording Academy sources, it's now official: the Grammy Awards will return to New York City in 2018 for the first time since 2003, after spending more t ...

  3. Keith Urban Stresses Music Education in Schools at Grammys on the Hill Event

    April 06, 2017 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 "All I ask is that it not be seen as a fringe issue," Urban tells Billboard at annual meeting of legislators & music creators. On Wednesday night, at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill Awards in Washington, D.C., members of Co ...

  4. After Beyonce's Loss, Grammys Respond to Critics: 'Join the Academy and Be the Change You Want to See'

    February 15, 2017 6:33 PM EST 0 0 5 "What the f— does [Beyonce] have to do to win album of the year?” Adele asked rhetorically in the press room after the 2017 Grammys, where she had just won the night’s biggest award for her 2015 release 25 . “I voted for her,” she said, almost ...

  5. Dave Matthews Takes Jab at President Trump at Pre-Grammy Law Initiative Luncheon

    February 11, 2017 7:14 PM EST 0 0 3 Attorneys and entrepreneurs came together to feast on a menu of big ideas, artistic ideals and red meat (rare, the way lawyers like it) at the Grammy Foundation's 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon Friday afternoon (Feb. 10) at t ...

  6. Grammys Add First Man, Transgender Woman as Trophy Presenters

    February 11, 2017 3:18 PM EST 0 0 6 At Sunday's Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music's top honors onstage. It's a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. "To be honest, the idea of ...

  7. Grammy Awards 2017: James Corden Won't Sing as Host

    February 09, 2017 10:57 PM EST 0 0 0 He may be the king of Carpool Karaoke, but James Corden says he won't be singing as host of Sunday's Grammy Awards. "There are a lot of brilliant singers there," he says, "and no one needs to hear me disrupt such beautiful v ...

  8. Grammy Roundtable: Insiders on Adele Vs. Beyonce, Sturgill Simpson's Surprise Nomination & James Corden as Host

    December 22, 2016 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 There are three types of Grammy viewers, according to Ken Ehrlich , the telecast's producer since 1980. "There are people for whom this is the only music show they watch all year," he says on Dec. 8, two days after The Recording Acade ...

  9. Recording Academy Calls on Trump to Support Copyright Reform in New Letter

    December 02, 2016 10:22 AM EST 0 0 4 The Recording Academy has delivered a letter to President-elect Donald Trump , urging him to work with Congress on copyright reform. The letter, whose signees include Academy president Neil Portnow , Chic legend Nile Rodgers and songwriter/producer ...

  10. Neil Portnow & Corinne Bailey Rae on How The Recording Academy's MusiCares Gives Back

    October 27, 2016 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard’s Philanthropy Issue: Inside How the Music Industry Gives Back As 20 Feet From Stardom star Merry Clayton sang “Way Over Yonder” at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Carole King, little did the famed soul singer know t ...

  11. 'He Did a Lot of Damage Last Time': Dee Snider Returns to D.C. to Stump for Artists' Pay

    April 14, 2016 1:09 PM EDT Thirty years after his legendary Senate appearance, the hair-rocker returns to advocate for artists. About three decades ago, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider sparred with members of Congress during the Parents Music Resource Center hearings, hel ...

  12. Guest Post: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

    April 01, 2016 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Balto is a lawyer and consumer advocate based in Washington, D.C., who previously served as the policy director of the Federal Trade Commission. In Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow ’s recent op-ed  called The Penny Paradox, he asked, “Isn’t ...

  13. Recording Academy President Clarifies Clarion Call on Streaming

    March 16, 2016 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Portnow, laconic president of The Recording Academy which oversees the Grammy Awards, has followed up a speech he gave alongside Common during this year's televised ceremony that criticized the payments artists receive from streaming servi ...

  14. Watch The Weeknd and Lauryn Hill Perform 'In the Night' on 'Tonight Show'

    February 20, 2016 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 After being a no-show at this year’s Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill surprised fans by joining The Weeknd during his recent performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . Lauryn Hill Cancels 2016 Grammys Performance Halfway through belting out h ...

  15. Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich Talks Kendrick Lamar's 'Provocative' Performance, Smacks Down 'All-White Tribute' Criticism

    February 15, 2016 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the days leading up to the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday night (Feb. 15), the issue of race has been at the forefront of the conversation around the ceremony: LL Cool J said Kendrick Lamar ’s performance will be “ very controversial ,” and a New Y ...

  16. Neil Portnow: The 2016 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala

    Neil Portnow: The 2016 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala

    February 15, 2016 3:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Portnow: The 2016 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala music , beverly hilton , 2016 , Billboard , arrivals , party , Grammys , Gala , interview , red carpet Videos Neil Portnow Clive Davis Brightcove ...

  17. Grammys 2016 Preview: Big Sean, Jack Antonoff and More Industry Players on Adele Performing at the Awards and Why 2015 Was an 'Extraordinarily Good Year' for Music

    December 26, 2015 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 An all-star roundtable of artists, songwriters, and label and Grammy executives on the nominees, whether the show should be shorter and if Adele has already won all of next year's awards. Two days after the announcement of the 58th Grammy Award ...

  18. Grammys: LL Cool J Back for Fifth Year as Host

    December 16, 2015 10:03 AM EST 0 0 0 The Grammys will take place on Feb. 15 from L.A.'s Staples Center and air on CBS. The Grammy Awards will celebrate a lot of new music, but its ceremony will have a familiar face up-front in host LL Cool J. The Recording Academy announced Wednes ...

  19. Recording Academy's Neil Portnow on Grammy Nom Surprises & Why 'Snubs' Is an Inaccurate Term

    December 07, 2015 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Second in importance only to the day of the Grammy ceremony itself, today is the next biggest day on the Recording Academy's calendar -- the day the Grammy nominations for the next year are announced to the world. After a half-year of submissio ...

  20. Aretha Franklin, Ray Parker Jr. Publicist Barbara Shelley Dies At 64

    October 08, 2015 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Barbara Shelley Courtesy Photo Services are today (Oct. 8) in Scottsdale, Arizona for veteran music publicist Barbara Shelley, who worked with Aretha Franklin , Ray Parker Jr. and Stevie Ray Vaughan , among others. Shelley passed away at her Scottsd ...

  21. 58th Grammy Awards Slates First-Ever Monday Broadcast for 2016

    May 11, 2015 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Feb. 15 airdate marks the ceremony's first Monday telecast. Music's Biggest Night will return to Los Angeles' Staples Center when the 58th annual Grammy Awards take the stage on Feb. 15, 2016 -- the ceremony's first-ever Mond ...

  22. High-Profile Managers Join Think Tank to Advise Grammy Creators Alliance

    March 09, 2015 6:00 AM EDT A few dozen high-profile artist managers are lending a hand to recording artists, songwriters and producers advocating for creators on legislation that impacts their community. The Managers Think Tank will advise the newly formed Grammy Creators Al ...

  23. A Cheat Sheet for Copyright Reforms: Radio Royalties, Simplified Licensing and More

    February 17, 2015 2:33 PM EST The complex issue of copyright reform took center stage during the Grammy Awards telecast on Feb. 8 when Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow urged Congress to ensure that "new technology [pays] artists fairly." His comments echoed some o ...

  24. Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts

    February 08, 2015 11:36 PM EST The controversial issue of digital music royalties made a rare, primetime television appearance from the Staples Center Sunday evening when The Recording Academy introduced a new advocacy group formed to influence legislation. Recording Academy pre ...

  25. Neil Portnow: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    Neil Portnow: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    February 08, 2015 11:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Portnow: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet music , president , nation academy of arts and sciences , 2015 , Billboard , arrivals , neil portnow , Grammys , interview , red carpet Videos Neil Portnow ...

  26. Neil Portnow Honored as a 'Music Visionary' at UJA-Federation Event (Photos)

    July 07, 2014 2:47 PM EDT Recording Academy president Neil Portnow was recently given an all-star toast by the UJA-Federation of New York for his philanthropic work. The organization honored Portnow at its Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon on June 25 at The Pierre ...

  27. Recording Academy To Allow Samples For All Grammy Award Songwriting Categories

    June 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The announcement comes along with an extensive list of additional alterations made at the Academy’s annual spring trustees meeting. The Recording Academy has announced a change to its awards criteria that will now permit samples and interpolations ...

  28. City of Hope to Award Apple's Eddy Cue with Spirit of Life Award

    June 04, 2014 1:37 PM EDT Apple SVP Eddy Cue will be the next recipient of City of Hope's 'Spirit of Life' award, given to those who have had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. The award's previous honorees is a who's-who of music ...

  29. Recording Academy President to be Honored at UJA-Federation's Music Visionary of the Year

    April 14, 2014 9:17 AM EDT It was announced that Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, will be named Music Visionary of the Year at the UJA-Federation luncheon on June 25 at the Pierre in Manhattan. The Music Visionary award luncheon is held by the Entertainment ...

  30. Bette Midler Disparages Pandora, Spotify Over Artist Compensation (Updated)

    April 06, 2014 8:21 AM EDT (*This story has been updated with a response from Pandora followig its original publication.) Add Bette Midler to the growing list of musicians publicly expressing their displeasure with the amounts Pandora, Spotify and other digital radio and ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Josh Homme: 'F--k the Grammys'

    February 13, 2014 5:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after the Grammys super-short supergroup performance from Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, the Queens of the Stone Age fron ...

  33. Recapping Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala (Video)

    January 26, 2014 8:25 PM EST Above is an abridged tour around Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party, including performances from Pharrell, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Lionel Richie, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and John Fogerty, as well as appearances from Neil Portnow, Russell Simmons a ...

  34. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And betwe ...

  35. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' GRAMMY Performance to Feature On-Air Weddings

    January 26, 2014 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen Latifah will act as officiant during the ceremony, with Madonna joining the duo's performance Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cap off an enormous year at tonight's GRAMMYs, garnering nominations in multiple categories -- including for So ...

  36. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

  37. Grammy Week: YouTube's Robert Kyncl Faces Tough Crowd of Lawyers

    January 24, 2014 6:07 PM EST The music industry's top lawyers laid aside their copyright swords the Friday before the Grammy Awards to host a keynote from YouTube's Head of Content, Robert Kyncl (recently put at No. 45 on our Power 100 ). Kyncl acknowledged the some ...

  38. Maria Pallante, Head of US Copyright Office, To Meet With Music Creators: Exclusive

    December 18, 2013 8:00 AM EST The Recording Academy is convening leadership roundtables between music creators and U.S. Copyright Office register of copyrights and director Maria Pallante. The initiative ties in with Pallante's stated goal of hearing from the various stak ...

  39. The Beatles to Get CBS Grammy Special

    November 14, 2013 1:22 PM EST The Beatles are getting a two-hour special on CBS. "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's U.S. debut performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" ...

  40. Backbeat: Grammy Museum Honors Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson

    November 13, 2013 2:01 PM EST Motown legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson were the inaugural honorees of the Grammy Museum’s first annual Architects of Sound Awards gala (Nov. 11). Held at the museum and Club Nokia at the L.A. Live complex, the dinner/concert event raised ...

  41. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Morning Fix: P!nk Named Billboard's 2013 Woman of the Year; Rdio Partners With Cumulus Media; Maroon 5 Sign to Kobalt

    September 16, 2013 5:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE P!NK NAMED BILLBOARD'S 2013 WOMAN OF THE YEAR P!nk has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year and will be honored at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York City ...

  44. Rep. Mel Watt To Introduce Broadcast Radio Performance Rights Bill To Compensate Labels, Artists For Airplay

    July 26, 2013 2:39 PM EDT Rep. Mel Watt plans to introduce legislation that will establish a performance right that would compensate record labels and artists for airplay on broadcast radio. Watt made the announcement on Thursday during the latest hearing on copyright is ...

  45. Business Matters: SoundExchange, The Recording Academy, Pandora Step Up Artist Outreach

    May 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT SoundExchange and the Recording Academy have emailed their members in response to an artist outreach campaign by Internet radio company Pandora. All parties are jockeying for position ahead of a second attempt at legislation -- last year it was ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. NEIL PORTNOW: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    NEIL PORTNOW: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    February 11, 2013 9:29 AM EST 0 0 0 NEIL PORTNOW: 2013 Grammys Red Carpet Grammys 2014 Grammys 2014 Neil Portnow ...

  48. Anoushka Shankar, The Temptations, Chess Records, More Celebrated at Grammy Special Merit Awards

    February 10, 2013 2:02 PM EST Neil Portnow thinks Bono summed it up best. Speaking with Billboard shortly before the Special Merit Awards on Saturday, the Recording Academy President/CEO recalled the time U2’s humanitarian frontman was on-hand as a presenter and described t ...

  49. Backbeat: Ed Sheeran, Emmylou Harris, Lupe Fiasco Rock the Grammy’s Music Preservation Project

    February 08, 2013 5:18 PM EST Above, L-R: Rodney Crowell, President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow, and musician Emmylou Harris arrive at the Music Preservation Project 'Play It Forward' on February 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ko ...

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