We Asked the Music Industry If Neil Portnow Should Be Fired. 50% Said No.

We Asked the Music Industry If Neil Portnow Should Be Fired. 50% Said No.

Despite what critics have demanded from the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow won’t resign anytime soon.  A lot people don’t actually want him too. Iggy Azalea wants Neil Portnow to step down.  Pink, Halsey, Vanessa Carlton, other top female musicians, and six the most powerful women executives in the music industry feel the same way.  As do nearly 14,000 protestors who petitioned for […]

Shaun White Hired Harvey Weinstein's Attorney to Defend Against Sexual Assault Allegations

Shaun White Hired Harvey Weinstein's Attorney to Defend Against Sexual Assault Allegations

It looks like Shaun White was taking sexual assault ‘gossip’ very seriously back in 2016. Shaun White recruited the legal assistance Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys to defend against serious sexual abuse and assault allegations in 2016, Digital Music News has learned.  The accusations against the snowboarder came from Lena Zawaideh, who played drums in White’s band, Bad Things. + August 16, […]

Shaun White 'Under Review' by Sponsors AT&T, GoPro & Burton Amidst Sexual Assault Accusations

Shaun White 'Under Review' by Sponsors AT&T, GoPro & Burton Amidst Sexual Assault Accusations

Gold medal-winning snowboarder Shaun White is now at risk losing multiple, high-value sponsorships.  The reason: a previously-buried sexual assault accusation filed in 2016. It should have been one the greatest days his life.  Shaun White, one the world’s most celebrated snowboarders, grabbed the gold medal in the Men’s Halfpipe in Pyeongchang after an electrifying performance. The win further cemented White’s […]

Cœur de pirate Discusses Her New Album and How Losing Herself Helped Her Find Inspiration Again

Cœur de pirate Discusses Her New Album and How Losing Herself Helped Her Find Inspiration Again

Béatrice Martin has just returned to Montreal from France, where the artist known as Cœur de pirate has been recording her fourth album. Despite nagging jet lag, she is content — considering the year she’s had, a notable achievement.   What happened? Everything started crumbling around her. After Martin released her last effort, 2015’s Roses, she toured relentlessly for a year-and-a-half, performing about […]

Billboard Defends Grammys Chief Neil Portnow: 'The Recording Academy Can Only Work With the Content It’s Given…'

Billboard Defends Grammys Chief Neil Portnow: 'The Recording Academy Can Only Work With the Content It’s Given…'

Grammys president Neil Portnow told women to ‘step up’ if they wanted to win more awards.  Now, Billboard is backing him up. Is the old guard music industry protecting its own? That’s the perception this morning as both the Grammys board and Billboard have moved to protect embattled Recording Academy president Neil Portnow. Since the closing moments the Grammys, Portnow […]