Irving Azoff To Be Honored At Recording Academy's Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party
November 9, 2015 at 11:33 AM (PT)
IRVING AZOFF will be the recipient of the 2016 GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS honor when CLIVE DAVIS and THE RECORDING ACADEMY present the annual PRE-GRAMMY GALA on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2016, at THE BEVERLY HILTON in BEVERLY HILLS, CA, the evening before the 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS. Sponsored by HARMAN, HILTON, HYUNDAI and MASTERCARD, the annual, private invitation-only VIP event will feature musical performances and will be attended by a star-studded who's-who of the world of entertainment.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY will present AZOFF with the PRESIDENT'S MERIT AWARD in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavors.
"Teaming with the legendary CLIVE DAVIS for the last eight years, our annual PRE-GRAMMY GALA has proven not only to be an unforgettable evening with unique and exciting performances, but it serves as the perfect kickoff to 'Music's Biggest Night,'" said RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "This year, we are proud to honor IRVING AZOFF -- a visionary of our industry whose passion and innovation, combined with his championing some of the world's greatest superstars, has helped to shape the musical landscape for decades."
AZOFF is also being recognized for his considerable work on behalf of charitable causes. Through his unique position in the entertainment world, he brings together the music, film and television communities, helping to raise funding for a variety of organizations. He has been honored by the T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION and twice by the CITY OF HOPE, receiving their prestigious HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR and SPIRIT OF LIFE awards, respectively.