NARAS is an acronym that stands for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. This organization is designed to recognize the talent and achievement of artists within the music industry. The Grammys took place on January 28, 2018. During the course of the event 86 categories were presented for an award and only 17 female entertainers were awarded.NARAS President, Neil Portnow, spoke out during the ceremony. He stated that women needed to “step up” if they wanted to achieve more within the industry. Many people (mainly female members of the music industry) were angry and saddened by his comments.
They honestly believed that the music industry was free from sexist attitudes that are still problematic for women everywhere.Desiree Perez is a high-powered executive that works for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation enterprise. She was an instrumental figure in Jay-Z’s rise as a businessman. He is now a mogul and much of success in business is because of Perez. She has helped Roc Nation to become a powerful entertainment company that has offices located all over the world. At first, Perez did not respond to Portnow’s remarks at the Grammy’s. However, in February of this year; she singed a letter to the Board of NARAS that explained how the Recording Academy is outdated in their treatment of women who work in this field.
Perez’s name is well known within the industry because she is one of the best negotiators in this business.As the Chief Operation Officer, she ensures that the wishes of Jay-Z are being carried out. Perez is second in command of Jay-Z’s empire. She has a lot of influence on the daily operations of his business. She is also responsible for ensuring that his empire is running smoothly. Many industry insiders respect Perez’s voice and opinion. When she signed the letter addressing the issue regarding sexism in the music industry, many people took her inclusion seriously. They know that Perez is a outstanding businesswoman and that sexist ideas within the field of music should not be tolerated.
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