Recording Academy CEO apologised for his ‘women need to step up’ remark

Vastavam web: Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow has sort of apologised for his “women need t step up” comment, saying he was not as articulate as he should have been.Portnow’s remark prompted angry social media posts from musicians such as Charli XCX, Sheryl Crow and others.Portnow said the recording industry must recognise that women who dream of careers in music face barriers that men have never faced.

“I regret that I wasn’t as articulate as I should have been in conveying this thought. I remain committed to doing everything I can to make our music community a better, safer, and more representative place for everyone.” While the award ceremony was high on diversity talk, the awards were dominated by men except for Alessia Cara’s win in Best New Artist category.n a handwritten note posted on her Instagram, Pink criticised the comment.

“Women in music don’t need to ‘step up’ women have been stepping since the beginning of time. Stepping up, and also stepping aside. Women OWNED music this year. They’ve been KILLING IT. And every year before this.