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Trent Reznor tweets outrage over Grammys number

Trent Reznor tweets outrage over Grammys number

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor said via Twitter he is upset his closing performance at the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles was cut short.
Beatles special marks 50 years since band first sang on 'Ed Sullivan'

Beatles special marks 50 years since band first sang on 'Ed Sullivan'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- CBS says it plans to air a special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on the U.S. variety program "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Carole King is to be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year at a benefit gala dinner and concert in Los Angeles this winter.

Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.
Recording Academy to honor Gould, Page, Haden and King

Recording Academy to honor Gould, Page, Haden and King

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- America's Recording Academy says it will present lifetime achievement awards to Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King and Patti Page.
Jay-Z, fun. up for six Grammys apiece

Jay-Z, fun. up for six Grammys apiece

NASHVILLE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Dan Auerbach, fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West were nominated for six Grammy Awards apiece at a concert in Nashville.
Kanye West up for 7 Grammy Awards

Kanye West up for 7 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. hip-hop star Kanye West leads the field with seven Grammy Award nominations, The Recording Academy announced.
MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech headed to Grammy Hall of Fame

MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech headed to Grammy Hall of Fame

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech are to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, organizers said.

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McCartney named MusiCares Person of Year

McCartney named MusiCares Person of Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- America's MusiCares Foundation announced plans Tuesday to honor British rock 'n' roller Paul McCartney as its Person of the Year.
Autry, Martin to be honored with Grammys

Autry, Martin to be honored with Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops and Dean Martin are to be honored with lifetime achievement awards at a Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards to honor The Doors' career

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The iconic U.S. rock group The Doors is among several lifetime achievement honorees to be cited at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Blige, Peppers lead Grammy nominations

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Singer Mary J. Blige earned eight nominations and rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers took six when the Grammy Award nominations were announced in Hollywood.

Grammys plan New Orleans tribute

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Grammy Awards will pay tribute to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans with a musical lineup featuring some of the music industry's top stars. Big Easy natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Irma Thomas will be joined in the tribute Wednesday night by Bruce S

Led Zeppelin singer gets his Grammy

AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 (UPI) -- Grammy Awards organizers decided it was better late than never for former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
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Recording Academy President & CEO Neil Portnow arrives Sunday evening at the Kodak Theater. Neil Portnow is attending the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and Tribute Concert to Herbie Hancock on October 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/Scott Harms)
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Neil R. Portnow (born 1948, New York City) is the current president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Portnow was formerly the vice-president of the West Coast division of Jive Records.

Portnow grew up in Great Neck, New York and graduated from The George Washington University in 1971. He started out as a record producer and music supervisor. He worked with RCA Records, Arista & EMI. He started working with Jive Records in 1989. He oversaw the expansion of their West Coast operation, making Jive a groundbreaking, successful label. Jive thrived under his leadership as Vice-President of the West Coast division and spearheaded the careers of some of the biggest acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He worked alongside Jive's president Clive Calder who ran Jive's parent company, the Zomba Label Group.

Portnow worked as music supervisor on three films: Permanent Record (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), and Wired (1989), in which he also appeared briefly as a bandleader.

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