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Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Iovine’

The Verdict on Neil Young’s GRAMMY Speech: Pure Gold

ShutterstockNeilYoungRolling Stone has the full transcript of the Hall of Famer’s Tuesday night acceptance speech. Young was presented with the President’s Merit Award by the Producers & Engineers Wing.

Article author Gavin Edwards writes that the 15-minute speech was “parts musical manifesto, stand-up comedy and personal history.” And that the transcript is an essential read for anyone seeking further insight into the performer’s recording-studio approach. A brief taste:

“Digital. Digital is not bad. But Xerox is not good. I always like to say Picasso was really happy to see original Picassos everywhere, but when he went into some places and saw Xeroxes of Picassos, it didn’t make him as happy, because he thought people thought that we was making those things.”

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Imus Fallout: Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop And Record Industry Leaders Call Closed-Door Meeting In New York

russell_simmons_imus.jpgRussell Simmons and dozens of record industry executives and hip-hop moguls are scheduled to meet at 2:00PM today in New York to discuss the fallout from last week’s Don Imus controversy.

Participating in the closed door meeting at the Park Central Hotel include Simmons, US Recorded Music CEO Lyor Cohen, Warner Music Group, RIAA chair Mitch Bainwol, Warner Music Group EVP Kevin Liles, Def Jam chairman LA Reid and COO Steve Bartels, Atlantic Records co-chair Craig Kallman, Interscope president Jimmy Iovine, Universal Music Group CEO Steve Rifkind, Atlantic president Julie Greenwald, Motown president Sylvia Rhone, Sony EVP Lisa Ellis, BET CEO Debra Lee, Damon Dash and Chaka Zulu, among others.

Simmons is promising “initiatives” after a discussion “issues challenging the industry in the wake of controversy surrounding hip-hop and the First Amendment,” according to his reps.