Recording Academy’s Ugly Battle Over Sexual Assault, Discrimination Charges Enters Mediation

The very public, very controversial war between the Recording Academy and ousted CEO Deborah Dugan is reportedly entering mediation. Sources with knowledge of the matter are now leaking that settlement talks are underway. It’s unclear when the se… Continue Reading

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Recording Academy Investigating Industry Attorney Joel Katz, Leaked Memo Says

Internal Recording Academy memos push back against Deborah Dugan’s allegations. Per a pair of internally circulated Recording Academy memos that were leaked by Variety, the organization’s higher-ups are taking a number of steps to address and investiga… Continue Reading

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Burt Bacharach Dazzles at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards in LA — Here’s Who Took Home Trophies

Burt Bacharach received the prestigious Icon Award at the Guild of Music Supervisors 10th Annual Awards ceremony in Los Angeles last night. In a keynote, he offered some sage advice to the crowd of music supervisors. DMN’s special coverage of the Guild… Continue Reading

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A Snoop Dogg Photograph Puts the Recording Academy In Legal Hot Water

A New York photographer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Recording Academy over a Snoop Dogg photograph. In the filing, which was submitted in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on January 29th, Christopher Markisz and the Liebo… Continue Reading

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Grammys Ratings Hit a 12-Year Low, Sinking Another 6 Percent from 2019

The 62nd Annual Grammys TV ratings dipped to 12-year low, skirting 2008 viewership levels. The Grammys telecast garnered slightly lower ratings than last year’s show. On the bright side, the Grammys telecast still managed to outperform the compet… Continue Reading

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Diddy Urges a Grammy Boycott: ‘Black Music Has Never Been Respected by the Grammys’

Diddy outright slammed the Recording Academy and Grammys in a 50-minute speech. While receiving the Industry Icon Award at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy gala, Diddy gave a fiery 50-minute speech that called out the Recording Academy for failing to re… Continue Reading

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Tyler, the Creator Slams the Grammy ‘Urban’ and ‘Rap’ Categories — ‘It’s the Politically Correct Way to Say the N-Word’

Tyler, the Creator is happy with his Grammy, but dissatisfied with its categorization. Tyler, the Creator has mixed feelings about the Grammy Award he took home on Sunday for ‘Best Rap Album.’ In an interview, the 28-year-old admitted that … Continue Reading

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