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Recording Academy's Neil Portnow’s vision of the American music industry

Midem Music Talks

During this exclusive Q&A, Neil Portnow, president & CEO of the Recording Academy discusses the lessons he has learnt over the years, as well as analyses the key trends he sees for the American music industry and shares his vision for the future of the music business.


6 Mar 2020

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BTB Ep 118: Songwriters got a raise!; Tommy Darker interview; Should Neil Portnow resign?

Break the Business Podcast

Hi Podcast listeners! Thanks for downloading. Be sure to get a copy of the Break the Business audiobook, now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!This week, Ryan is back from China and spends his first episode back breaking down the recent Copyright Royalty Board ruling increasing songwriter royalties on streaming platforms. This is a win for you, the songwriter. But is it a big win? Ryan also sits down with Whiise founder and friend-of-the-show Tommy Darker to talk about his platform and get some tips on growing and monetizing your audience. Find out more about Tommy's music entrepreneurship platform Whiise by visiting www.whise.com and www.whise.me. Ryan closes the show by talking about the Grammys and Academy President Neil Portnow's "step up" comments regarding women in music.Rate/review/subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show! And visit www.breakthebusiness.com to get a copy of Ryan’s Book “Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry.”

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11 Feb 2018

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MusiCares: Neil Portnow / Andrew Joslyn / Jennifer Wit / Michael Farr / Scott Patterson

The Future of What

Episode #27: Health insurance, a 401K… employment benefits in general? Not so easy to find working in the music industry. Luckily, in 1989 the Recording Academy created the MusiCares Foundation, providing a safety net of critical services and resources for industry people in need. On this episode, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow gives us some background on the foundation and, while the service is confidential, some of the many musicians, managers and crew who have been helped by MusiCares have volunteered to tell us their stories.GUESTSNeil Portnow (Recording Academy)Andrew Joslyn (Composer)Jennifer WitMichael FarrScott Patterson (Tour Manager)MUSICNumbers "Mind Hole"Marnie Stern "Vibrational Match"Deerhoof "+81"The Delta 5 "Mind Your Own Business"


22 Jan 2016

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CA Connects with Neil Portnow

Copyright Alliance's Podcast

Neil Portnow, President of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, talks to the Copyright Alliance about the academy's core work beyond the Grammy Awards. Portnow explains what the Recording Academy’s role has been in supporting artists amidst the current copyright review process in Congress and concludes by offering advice to artists getting their start within the changing landscape of the music industry.


3 Apr 2014

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