Recording Academy president Neil Portnow launched The Creative Alliance with help from Ryan Tedder and Jennifer Hudson live Monday night during his annual speech at the Grammy’s. With founding members including Steven Tyler, Dr. Luke, and Ryan Tedder, The Creative Alliance will actively lobby for fair royalty rates in the modern age. Highlights of the speech included Neil Protnow’s gloom prediction of a future with no “Best New Artist” category due to new artists not being able to make a living off their craft, Ryan Tedder’s references to Taylor Swift relinquishing her music from Spotify, and The Turtles court case...

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