Neil Portnow News

President/CEO of Recording Academy Neil Portnow to Be Honored as UJA-Federation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

UJA-Federation of New York will honor Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, at its Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at The Pierre in Manhattan. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Lucy Hood
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Lucy Hood, president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy passed away this week after a battle with cancer (more...)

The GRAMMY Foundation Announces 2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that 12 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY Signature Schools (more...)

Musician & Actor Med Flory Dies at 87
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

According to the LA Times, Med Flory, an alto saxophonist and founder of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax, as well as an actor who appeared on numerous TV series, has died at age 87. (more...)

The Recording Academy to Honor Lady Antebellum at Grammys on the Hill Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Music and politics unite at The Recording Academy's 2014 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards where seven-time GRAMMY winners Lady Antebellum will be presented with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award (more...)

Ozzy Osbourne to Be Honored at 10th Anniversary Musicares Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert will honor Black Sabbath's GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Folk Singer Pete Seeger
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of the iconic singer (more...)

Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons & More Set for CBS's GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Pharrell John Mayer, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp were on hand last night for the taping of the special. (more...)

Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons & More Set for CBS's GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Pharrell John Mayer, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp were on hand last night for the taping of the special. (more...)

Justin Timberlake, Jay Z Lead GRAMMY AWARD Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected one of the most diverse years for the best and brightest in music. (more...)

Carole King Honored as 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

It was announced today that Carole King will be honored as the 2014 MusiCares() Person of the Year tonight, Jan. 24, 2014. (more...)

Recording Academy & Atlantic Records Release 2014 GRAMMY Nominees Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

The Recording Academy 's GRAMMY Recordings and Atlantic Records have teamed to release the 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album, which is now available, as of today, Jan. 21, 2014, in stores and via digital retailers. (more...)

Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke Among Artists Featured on 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Atlantic Records and The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings will release the 2014 GRAMMY Nominees album today, Jan. 21, 2014, in stores and via digital retailers. (more...)

Famed Italian Conductor Claudio Abbado Dies at Age 80
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

CBS News reports that Claudio Abbado, that famed Italian conductor Claudio Abbado died today, Monday, January 20th at age 80. (more...)

Jeff Barry, Ryan Shaw & Valerie Simpson to Perform 'A Song Is Born' at Grammy Legacy Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation® will host 'A Song Is Born,' the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert (formerly the Music Preservation Project), featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. (more...)

The Recording Academy to Host Special Merit Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The Recording Academy will host a special merit awards ceremony. The annual Grammy week event honors recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, The Trustees Award, Technical GRAMMY Award, and the Inaugural Music Educator Award. (more...)

Boyz II Men, Ciara & More Join 2014 GRAMMY CELEBRATION Line Up
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Four-time GRAMMY®-winning R&B group Boyz II Men, GRAMMY winner Ciara and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2014 GRAMMY Celebration® - The Recording Academy®'s official after-party. (more...)

Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke Among Artists Featured on 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Atlantic Records and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® will release the 2014 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 21, 2014, in stores and via digital retailers. (more...)

The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dies at 74
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

According to the LA Times, Phil Everly -- who with his brother Don made up rock duo The Everly Brothers -- has passed away from complications due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. (more...)

The Recording Academy Remembers Drummer Ricky Lawson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

According to the Associated Press, drummer Ricky Lawson passed away Monday, December 23, 2013, following following a brain aneurism. He was 59. (more...)

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