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MusiCares is surveying the music industry’s health and wellness

Saturday was World Mental Health Day, with a flurry of awareness-raising activity within the music industry as well as more generally. One of the more significant announcements, in the US, came from the Recording Academy’s...
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The Grammy Museum is launching its own streaming service

The latest new music streaming service is the work of... the Recording Academy? Well, the US industry body's Grammy Museum anyway. It's launching a service called Collection:live, which will offer a mixture of artist...
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Recording Academy announces creation of Black Music Collective

The US society of music creators, the Recording Academy, has publicly aligned with #TheShowMustBePaused movement for a while and is now announcing its Black Music Collective, a group of prominent Black music creators. The...
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Recording Academy stresses diversity of its new members

US industry body the Recording Academy has faced a lot of criticism about the diversity of its membership in recent years. It's hoping to win some praise for its 2020 intake though. More than 2,300 new people have been...
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Recording Academy teams with racial justice org Color of Change

US industry body the Recording Academy has announced a partnership with racial justice organisation Color of Change, including making a $1m donation to it. The pair will be working together on initiatives including creating...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (1 April)

Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
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Recording Academy officially fires CEO Deborah Dugan

Just before the US Grammy Awards, its organiser the Recording Academy placed its president and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave. Now it has taken the next step and terminated her employment altogether. The industry...
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Recording Academy’s interim boss promises to make changes

With the Grammy Awards now done and dusted, organiser the Recording Academy can turn its attention fully to dealing with the fallout from the last two weeks – a boss on administrative leave; allegations from both sides...
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Grammys fallout continues as Portnow and Katz respond

There’s an awards this week, y’say? The Grammys will undoubtedly make a splash as usual, but the event continues to be overshadowed by the fallout from president and CEO Deborah Dugan being placed on administrative leave,...
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Recording Academy fallout continues as Dugan complaint published

Is there any way that this week’s Grammy Awards can NOT be overshadowed by the fallout from Recording Academy boss Deborah Dugan being placed on administrative leave? Given yesterday’s developments, surely not. Dugan...
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Recording Academy interim boss slams ‘leaks and misinformation’

Is the controversy around Recording Academy boss Deborah Dugan being placed on administrative leave going to quieten down in the days leading up to the organisation’s flagship event, the Grammy Awards? No. No it is not....
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Sparks fly as Recording Academy boss ousted days before Grammys

In 2018, the Grammy Awards sparked a controversy over Recording Academy boss Neil Portnow’s comments about women needing to “step up” in the music industry. Two years on, the event is taking place amid another storm,...