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  • The Recording Academy Statement on Whitney Houston

    Feb 11, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *EURweb.com reports this official statement from The Recording Academy: Six-time GRAMMY® winner Whitney Houston was one of the world’s greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community […]

  • It’s About Time: NARAS says Grammys to be Completely Restuctured

    Apr 6, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *In Los Angeles this morning, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced a complete overhaul of the Grammy Awards, including the ways in which academy members vote for nominees, the process by which the academy categorizes nominees and the ways in which it adds and eliminates categories. The academy’s vice president of awards, […]

  • Steve Stoute Meets with Grammy Prez After Open Letter Dis

    Mar 4, 11 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Nearly two weeks after marketing and music executive Steve Stoute took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to blast the Grammy Awards as a “show [that] has become a series of hypocrisies and contradictions,” he and Neil Portnow, head of the Grammys’ parent organization NARAS, issued a statement Thursday saying that they […]

  • Video: Billboard Targeting African-American Abortions Taken Down

    Feb 25, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *A New York billboard that focused exclusively on African-American abortion rates was taken down because of concerns for public safety, said Hal Kilshaw, spokesperson for Louisiana-based Lamar Advertising, on Thursday. The billboard was erected by group opposed to abortions. [Scroll down to watch video of the billboard’s removal.] The billboard was attached to a building […]

  • Steve Stoute Explains Tirade Against Recording Academy

    Feb 22, 11 by EURPublisher01 16 Comments

    *The Hollywood Reporter caught up with marketing executive Steve Stoute to find out why he felt the need to spend $40,000 on a full-page New York Times advertisement attacking the folks behind the Grammys. As previously reported, Stoute took out the ad in the paper’s Feb. 20 edition to rail against the Recording Academy (NARAS) […]