This year's honorees are a prestigious group of diverse and prominent creators who have contributed some of the most distinguished and influential recordingsJackson to get lifetime achievement Grammy Dec 10, 2009
We are delighted to host the world's premiere music event in our hometown again, especially with the newly opened Grammy Museum in our backyard2010 Grammys date set Mar 13, 2009
This year's recipients are a prestigious group of legendary performers, creative architects and technical visionaries who have made lasting contributions to the music and global communitiesAutry, Martin to be honored with Grammys Dec 22, 2008
Paul McCartney exemplifies the phrase 'artist/philanthropist,' and his extraordinary career is certainly a testament to the multifaceted power of his creative geniusMcCartney named MusiCares Person of Year Sep 13, 2011
This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most renowned and prominent recordings in the worldGrammy Awards to honor The Doors' career Dec 20, 2006
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.