Lucian Grainge's UMG Artist Showcase A Star-Studded Event; Clive Davis Honors Grainge
January 27, 2014 at 4:00 AM (PT)
One of the hottest pre-GRAMMY tickets in town was an invite to the 2nd annual UMG ARTIST SHOWCASE at LURE in HOLLYWOOD on SATURDAY afternoon (1/25), hosted by UMG Chairman & CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE.
GRAINGE opened his remarks to those attending, focusing on the importance of the creative process to everyone's success, saying "We remind ourselves every single day, it's the music, stupid." He also made mention of the many of the UMG execs who made all of the success possible.
While dining on delicious hand-served hors d'oeuvres as well gourmet hot dogs from PINKS and huge burgers from THE COUNTER, the musical lineup was just as tasty: TYE TRIBBET, JAKE BUGG, TESSANNE CHIN, ALOE BLACC, ARIANA, GRANDE ZEDD, KACEY MUSGRAVES, LORDE, NEON TREES, BANKS, RAC, JHENE AIKO, JUANES and the finale from ROBIN THICKE made for a great afternoon of music.
Grainge Honored By Clive Davis
Later that evening at the annual CLIVE DAVIS PRE-GRAMMY GALA at the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, GRAINGE was honored as the recipient of the President's Merit Award. The honor was presented by CLIVE DAVIS and NARAS. Other past winners include CLIVE DAVIS, HERB ALPERT, DAVID GEFFEN and BERRY GORDY.