Clive Davis And The Recording Academy Present The Pre-Grammy Gala
December 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM (PT)
CLIVE DAVIS and THE RECORDING ACADEMY will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013, at THE BEVERLY HILTON in BEVERLY HILLS, CA, the evening before the 55th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS. The celebration will feature special musical performances and will be attended by the world's most renowned artists and top industry VIPs in music, film, television and new media.
As part of the evening's celebration, the 2013 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons will honor EPIC RECORDS Chairman/CEO ANTONIO "L.A." REID. THE RECORDING ACADEMY will present REID with the President's Merit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and the impact his efforts have had on music and the business of music. Past recipients include HERB ALPERT and JERRY MOSS, SIR RICHARD BRANSON, CLIVE DAVIS, AHMET ERTEGUN, DAVID GEFFEN, BERRY GORDY, DOUG MORRIS and MO OSTIN.
"We are thrilled to once again collaborate with CLIVE DAVIS on this legendary gala filled with unique performances and stories," said THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "With his keen ability to foster and guide young artists, ANTONIO 'L.A.' REID has brought to the world some of the most accomplished and beloved musicians. We are delighted and excited to pay tribute to this luminary who has shaped the contemporary music landscape with his passion, diversity, dedication, and musical judgement."