Recording Academy President Neil Portnow (the man in charge of the Grammys) told women in music they’d have to “step up” if they wanted to win more awards. Today, women in music responded by telling him he’s the one who’ll have to step up if he wants to keep his job.

The Grammys faced intense backlash this year for the staggering lack of female artists recognized at the awards show on Sunday.

In a statement to Variety, Portnow responded to the criticism by suggesting that the “women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level” should “step up because I think they would be welcome.” Read more…

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