Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009

2009年的Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party,將在2009/2/7於加州比佛利山希爾頓飯店舉行。

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® to Present the Annual Pre-Grammy® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Posted : Tue, 06 Jan 2009 15:33:22 GMT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - (Business Wire) SonyBMG Chief Creative Officer and three-time GRAMMY® winner Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, continuing the party that has been a Davis legacy for nearly 30 years. This exclusive, star-studded celebration — attended by artists and industry VIPs in music, film and television and featuring special musical performances — again will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards. As part of the evening's festivities, The Academy will present Davis with the President's Merit Award at the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry IconsSM 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 of the GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons President's Merit Award include Ahmet Ertegun, Mo Ostin, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, and Berry Gordy. The Pre-GRAMMY Gala now becomes an official GRAMMY Week event as The Academy will continue and expand upon this time-honored tradition.

"Clive Davis is a true creative genius and visionary, and The Recording Academy is proud to partner with him for the first time to present the Pre-GRAMMY Gala — an event that he founded and developed into one of GRAMMY week's most sought-after and hot tickets," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "In addition, his illustrious career has paved the way for numerous artists and music industry players for more than 40 years, and we are delighted to pay tribute to such a prolific entertainment industry icon. His influence in both the artistic and business aspects of music is legendary, and his sharp ear and fine-tuned intuition are unparalleled."

A New York native who holds degrees from New York University and Harvard Law School, Davis began his career at Columbia Records where he was appointed president in 1967 and signed such legendary rock artists as Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, Santana, and Bruce Springsteen. In 1974, Davis went on to co-found Arista Records where the label developed the careers of Aretha Franklin, the Grateful Dead, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, and Dionne Warwick among the diverse roster under his leadership. While at Arista Records, Davis accepted his first GRAMMY Award in 1999 as co-producer of Supernatural alongside Carlos Santana and others (Album Of The Year).

His business ventures include forming LaFace Records in 1989 with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid, and creating Bad Boy Records in 1994 with Sean "Diddy" Combs. In 2000, J Records was born (in partnership with BMG) and emerged as a dominant force, producing the works of Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, and Luther Vandross. Davis received the Trustees Award in 2000 from The Recording Academy, the same year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2003, Davis was appointed Chairman/CEO of BMG U.S. Label Group where he oversaw an expanded RCA Music Group including J Records, RCA Records, and Arista Records. After BMG and Sony Music merged, in 2008 Davis was appointed Chief Creative Officer, Sony BMG, where he continues to nurture and develop talent such as Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis.

As a humanitarian, Davis has made tireless efforts in the battle against AIDS, spearheading donations of millions of dollars for AIDS research. In 1990, he turned a 15th anniversary concert at Arista Records into a benefit that raised $2 million. He has received humanitarian honors from such organizations as the American Cancer Society, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League. For his impact on the music business, he has received honors from the America Cinema Foundation and the City of New York, and was the first record executive to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. In 2002, his $5 million donation helped create the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at his undergraduate alma mater, New York University.

The Pre-GRAMMY Gala is part of the GRAMMY Week series of events, culminating with the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 8, 2009, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

Source:The Earth Times Online

中譯:這篇報導主要是在說Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party的舉行時間敲定在2009/2/7舉行,然後提了一些關於Clive老爹的"豐功偉業"。

Clive老爹在2008年被任命為Sony BMG唱片的首席創意總監。


Grammys adopt Clive Davis' soiree
Pre-award bash set for Feb. 7 at BevHilton


By PHIL GALLO, Posted: Tue., Jan. 6, 2009, 9:50am PT

Clive Davis' annual star-studded party has been brought into the Grammy fold.
After several years of increased presence from nonmusic sponsors and a change in Davis' role at Sony Music, the Recording Academy will now present the pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Event has long been recognized as Davis' platform to introduce performers -- Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Mario, Jamie Foxx -- as well as present established performers, many of whom have been part of Davis-orchestrated efforts (Carlos Santana, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow). While it has been staged during the week of the Grammys for 30 years, the event has never before been associated with the Recording Academy.

The Recording Academy will make its Salute to Industry Icons part of the Davis dinner and concert, moving it from the Sunday immediately following the Grammy telecast. This year Davis will be given the honor that in the past has gone to Ahmet Ertegun, Mo Ostin, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, and Berry Gordy.

Davis' soiree has long been considered one of the premier music events, and it attracts label heads, top executives from film and television and a staggering guest list of music industry professionals.

Davis is chief creative officer at Sony Music, which dropped the BMG part of its name Friday. He was given the role, in which he is tasked with nurturing and developing talent, after five years as chairman-CEO of BMG U.S. Label Group, where he oversaw the RCA Music Group that included J Records, RCA and Arista.

Davis, who has been running labels since he was appointed president of Columbia Records in 1967, has won three Grammy Awards. The Grammys will be held Feb. 8.

Source:Variety.com

中譯:這篇報導內容與上一篇差不多....

報導中提及,Clive老爹在Sony BMG唱片的首席創意總監職位,主要任務是培育和發展人才。


2009 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy不知道惠媽會不會出席.....
2009/2/8則是葛萊美獎的頒獎典禮。

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