Speaker Profile

Portnow Neil

Job TitlePresident & CEO

Company NameThe Recording Academy & MusiCares (USA)


Los Angeles, President/CEO, the Recording Academy and MusiCares; Chair of the Board, the GRAMMY Museum; Trustee and Executive Committee member, the Latin Recording Academy; Executive Board, Music & Entertainment Industry, City of Hope. Represents the Academy to its constituents, to its partners, and to music fans, and serves as an industry leader on issues relating to the music industry — including participation in national caucuses, conferences, roundtables, and keynotes, as well as testifying before Congress. Recipient of City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, UJA Federation of New York’s Music Visionary of the Year, George Washington University’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, honorary Doctorate from Berklee School of Music, listed in Billboard Magazine’s Power 100 and the Variety500 industry lists. Previously, President/CEO, the GRAMMY Foundation; senior vice president, West Coast operations, Zomba Group of Companies; music supervisor for feature films; VP, EMI America Records; VP and general manager, Arista Records-West Coast; president, 20th Century Fox Records; VP A&R & staff producer, RCA Records; and manager talent acquisition & development, Screen Gems Music. Independent producer, professional musician (bass guitar). Past Los Angeles Chapter Trustee; National Finance Committee; National Planning Committee; National Vice President; National Secretary/Treasurer (’01 -’02).

Conference Sessions

  • Trends & perspectives of the US music industry: a Talk with Neil Portnow

    07 Jun 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM, Worldwide Village

    With a career spanning over 40 years within the music business, Neil Portnow is a leading personality in the American music industry. As President & CEO of the ...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
      2. Event Date
        Fri, Jun 7
      3. Event Theme
        Country Focus
        Music Business

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