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Female music executives call for Neil Portnow’s resignation

Neil Portnow told women to “step up” and they did — but they’re also stepping against him. A group of female music-industry senior executives called for Portnow’s resignation as Recording Academy chief in a letter Thursday. “The statement you made ...

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Charlie Walk on leave at Universal Music after misconduct claims

Record executive Charlie Walk has been placed on leave after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. Walk, who also serves as a judge on the Fox singing competition show “The Four,” was previously accused of making lewd comments ...

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Grammys exec said women in music need to ‘step up' — and they did

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow walked back his comments that women in the music industry need to “step up” — but the suggestion has sparked a larger conversation about sexism, discrimination and award show representation. Portnow made the comment at ...

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Listening to motivational music makes men take more risks: study

A new study found that although motivational music might make a person — particularly a man — feel like he’s inspired to reach his peak-performance physically, it actually only leads to more risky decisions without any of the assumed benefit. ...

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Unreleased Prince music is finally ‘coming soon’

This is sure to hit a high note with Prince fans: Never-before-heard music by the late pop icon is on the way. The adviser of Prince’s estate, Troy Carter, says songs from Prince’s much-heralded vault of unreleased music are “coming ...

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Grammys to pay tribute to victims killed at live music events

The people who tragically lost their lives at music events during the past year will be commemorated with a special segment at this month’s Grammys, the Recording Academy announced Thursday. The tribute segment will feature a performance by country artists ...

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Brian Wilson gets music class ‘F’ grade changed to an 'A'

God only knows what Brian Wilson’s high school music teacher was thinking. Wilson, 75, recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California for a tour of his alma mater and to appeal a grade on an old piece of homework. ...

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Wycheck on Bills bandwagon 18 years after Music City Miracle

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Of all the people glued to their TVs rooting for the Buffalo Bills to finally — and mercifully — end their 17-season playoff drought last weekend, one curiously stood out: former Tennessee Titans tight end Frank ...

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Barack Obama shares his favorite books, music from 2017

Barack Obama seems to have put his post-White House downtime to good use. The former POTUS has made a tradition of sharing his favorite pop culture moments at the end of each year, and just because he’s out of office ...

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Bono thinks music has ‘gotten very girly’

Teenage boys out there who are looking to channel their anger somewhere productive but can’t because the music industry is just so feminine, Bono feels your pain. The U2 frontman shared some insight into the state of music with Rolling ...

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