No. 45: Neil Portnow | Power 100

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NEIL PORTNOW, 68

President/CEO, The Recording Academy

Last Year's Rank: 55

In 2016 Portnow oversaw the academy's biggest deal: a $600 million agreement that will keep the awards telecast on CBS through 2026. The George Washington University grad also supervised the opening of Grammy Museum branches in Cleveland, Miss., and Nashville -- followed by January's announcement of a China expansion set to open by 2020 -- and the premiere of Grammy Salute to Music Legends on PBS.

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