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Stars Help Petition To Oust Recording Academy President Collect Over 12,922 Signatures [UPDATED]

Grammy_logoUPDATE 2: A petition demanding the ouster of  Recording Academy president Neil Portnow surpassed its original goal of 10,000 signatures overnight. By Thursday afternoon 12,992 had signed demanding the exec exit after comments that women need to "step up" if they want to end systemic gender discrimination in music. 

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Helping to drive the online petition to oust Neil Portnow  past 12,000 12,992 towards a new goal of 12,0000 13,000 signatures were some of the superstar musicians and music industry professionals who have experienced the gender bias Recording Academy president downplayed with his recent comments.

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READ & SIGN THE PETITION HERE.

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