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Newly named Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan gives first interview on post-Portnow era

Incoming Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan, whose widely reported appointment as the first woman to lead the organization was formalized Wednesday, said in her first interview that she's ready to lead an era of change for the academy and the music industry in general.

Dugan comes to the Recording Academy, which bestows the annual Grammy Awards, from her post as chief executive at (RED), the AIDS nonprofit founded in 2006 by U2 singer Bono and activist

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