Recording academy head Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave, ten days ahead of the Grammy Awards.
The newly installed CEO was accused of “misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team.” An independent investigation of the allegations is underway within the company.
Board chair Harvey Mason Jr. will step in as interim president and CEO, “pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
Dugan was the first woman to become president of the National Academy of Art and Science of Recording in August 2019.
The Board determined this action to be necessary to restore the confidence of the Recording Academy’s Membership, repair Recording Academy employee morale, and allow the Recording Academy to focus on its mission of serving all music creators.”
The Grammys are scheduled to take place at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26.
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