The Recording Academy

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The Recording AcademyThe Recording Academy_table_caption_0
FormationThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_0_0 1957The Recording Academy_cell_0_0_1
TypeThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_1_0 Learned academyThe Recording Academy_cell_0_1_1
HeadquartersThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_2_0 Santa Monica, CaliforniaThe Recording Academy_cell_0_2_1
LocationThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_3_0 The Recording Academy_cell_0_3_1
PresidentThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_4_0 Harvey Mason Jr. (interim)The Recording Academy_cell_0_4_1
AffiliationsThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_5_0 The Latin Recording Academy

MusiCaresThe Recording Academy_cell_0_5_1

WebsiteThe Recording Academy_header_cell_0_6_0 The Recording Academy_cell_0_6_1

The Recording Academy (formally the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; abbreviated NARAS) is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. The Recording Academy_sentence_0

It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognize achievements in the music industry of the United States. The Recording Academy_sentence_1

History The Recording Academy_section_0

The origin of the academy dates back to the beginning of the 1950s Hollywood Walk of Fame project. The Recording Academy_sentence_2

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce asked the help of major recording industry executives in compiling a list of people in the music business who should be honored by Walk of Fame stars. The Recording Academy_sentence_3

The music committee, made up of these executives, compiled a list, but as they worked, they realized there were many more talented industry people who would not qualify to be recognized with a Hollywood Boulevard bronze star. The Recording Academy_sentence_4

The founding committee members included Jesse Kaye, MGM Records; Lloyd Dunn and Richard Jones, Capitol Records; Sonny Burke and Milt Gabler, Decca Records; Dennis Farnon, RCA Records; and Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, and Doris Day from Columbia Records. The Recording Academy_sentence_5

This was the start of the academy and also of the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy_sentence_6

The Recording Academy was formally established in 1957. The Recording Academy_sentence_7

The 1st Annual Grammy Awards was held simultaneously in two locations on May 4, 1959 - Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California, and Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, and 28 Grammys were awarded. The Recording Academy_sentence_8

The number of awards given grew and fluctuated over the years with categories added and removed, at one time reaching over 100. The Recording Academy_sentence_9

The second Grammy Awards, also held in 1959, was the first ceremony to be televised, but the ceremony was not aired live until the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971. The Recording Academy_sentence_10

In 1997, the Recording Academy under Michael Greene launched The Latin Recording Academy, which produces the Latin Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy_sentence_11

Neil Portnow later served as president and CEO of the academy from 2002 to 2019. The Recording Academy_sentence_12

Deborah Dugan was his replacement, taking over on August 1, 2019. and is the first woman to lead the organization. The Recording Academy_sentence_13

Dugan was removed from her position on January 16, 2020 after organizational claims of misconduct against her assistant, though she claimed she was ousted while experiencing conflicts in trying to reform the organization and other matters were revealed to her, including a sexual assault claim from an artist against Portnow. The Recording Academy_sentence_14

Harvey Mason Jr. currently holds interim president/CEO duties for the organization. The Recording Academy_sentence_15

Grammy Awards The Recording Academy_section_1

Main article: Grammy Award The Recording Academy_sentence_16

The Grammy Awards are awards presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The Recording Academy_sentence_17

The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Recording Academy_sentence_18

The Grammys are one of three major music awards held annually, including the American Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The Recording Academy_sentence_19

Organization The Recording Academy_section_2

Producers and Engineers Wing The Recording Academy_section_3

According to The Recording Academy, The Producers and Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) is a part of the academy made up of producers, engineers, mixers, and other technically involved professionals. The Recording Academy_sentence_20

The producers and engineers wing addresses various aspects of issues facing the recording profession. The Recording Academy_sentence_21

The P&E Wing also advocates for the use of professional usage of recording technology as well as the preservation of recordings. The Recording Academy_sentence_22

The members of this division make up a large portion of those who vote on the Grammy Awards each year. The Recording Academy_sentence_23

Grammy University Network The Recording Academy_section_4

According to The Recording Academy, The Grammy University Network (Grammy U) is an organization for college students who are pursuing a career in the music industry. The Recording Academy_sentence_24

It offers forms of networking, interactive educational experiences and programs, advice from music professionals, and internship opportunities. The Recording Academy_sentence_25

MusiCares The Recording Academy_section_5

The Recording Academy supports the MusiCares Foundation, a philanthropic organization which provides money and services to musicians in an emergency or crisis. The Recording Academy_sentence_26

Chapters The Recording Academy_section_6

The academy has twelve chapters in various locations throughout the United States. The Recording Academy_sentence_27

The twelve chapters are in Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York City, the Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas, and Washington D.C. Tammy Susan Hurt is the first LGBT Chapter President to have served on the board of the Atlanta Chapter since 2005. The Recording Academy_sentence_28

The Washington branch organized the 2018 event Grammys on the Hill to coordinate passage of the Music Modernization Act in Congress. The Recording Academy_sentence_29

See also The Recording Academy_section_7

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