LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy gala on on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., ahead of the Grammy Awards on the following day.
The invitation-only gala will feature special musical performances and will be attended by prominent artists and industry leaders.
As part of the evening's celebration, the 2015 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons will honor Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier. The Recording Academy will present Bandier with the President's Merit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavors. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Doug Morris, Mo Ostin, and Antonio "L.A." Reid.
"For seven years now, it's been a pleasure to partner with the legendary Clive Davis to present our annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala, a memorable evening complete with unique and exciting performances that serves as an appropriate kickoff to Music's Biggest Night," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year, we are especially proud to honor our first music publishing industry icon, Martin Bandier — a luminary whose passion, vision and innovation, combined with his championing some of the world's greatest songwriters and his tireless work to maximize the value of musical compositions, has helped to shape our musical landscape for decades." – Staff Writers