Neil Portnow

Recording Academy Chief Neil Portnow To Step Down Next Year

Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy, will step down from his post when his contract expires, sources tell Billboard. Portnow, who has served as…
Dan Rys / Billboard | May 31, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Grammys Organization Writes Letter Defending Its Representation Of Women

After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female…
Associated Press | February 15, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Top Female Execs At Major Record Labels Call Grammys “Woefully Out Of Touch”

A group of powerful female music industry executives have condemned the Grammys in a new, joint letter. The document, sent to the Recording…
Hilary Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter | February 5, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Watch Fiona Apple Slam Grammys President, Cover “You Don’t Own Me” With Garbage’s Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson of Garbage headlined Girlschool, a festival celebrating female-identifying artists, in Los Angeles last night, and she brought a special friend along. As Pitchfork
Peter Helman | February 4, 2018 - 12:22 pm

Grammy President Apologizes For Telling Women To “Step Up” After Widespread Backlash

There were many ridiculous aspects to Sunday's Grammy festivities, but probably the most ridiculous was the show's treatment of women. Although the broadcast made a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2018 - 10:16 am

Grammys President Says Women Need To “Step Up” To Win More Awards

The people behind the Grammys didn't make things too easy on themselves last night! Faced with a year full of great music -- much of…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2018 - 8:57 am