Time to partay

Grammy gang gets going early on festivities

The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center.

It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events:

Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing fetes Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine at the Village Recorder in Westwood.

Thursday: Sharon Osbourne hosts the Grammy Foundation’s Music Preservation Project show at the Saban Theater. Mavis Staples, Robert Cray and Johnny Lang are headlining.

Friday: MusiCares Person of the Year bash honors Paul McCartney. The Recording Acad appears intent upon topping itself each year with this gig benefiting its charitable arm. Barbra Streisand took the stage last year, and the ticket is just as hot this year as Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Norah Jones, James Taylor and Neil Young & Crazy Horse are among those who will salute Macca.

Saturday: Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. If Grammy Week is about making the scene, this annual schmoozefest at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is the showstopper of pre-awards evenings. Sony Music Entertainment chief creative officer Davis has presided over the pre-Grammys function — now an official NARAS affair — for years. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is this year’s honoree. Expect a parade of top talent and plenty of enthusiastic greetings from the loquacious host.

More Music

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (9725704q)AtmosphereArroyo

    Arroyo Seco Weekend: Craft Cocktails, Local Chefs Add to Festival's Mellow Mood

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

  • DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2018 RADIO

    Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Honored at Radio Disney Music Awards

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Portlandia': Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Pick Their Proudest Musical Moments

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

  • XXXtentacion

    XXXTentacion Fan Memorial To Be Held in Florida

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22:

    SZA Holds Nothing Back in Second Show Since Vocal Injury Scare

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

  • Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dies at

    Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dies at 54

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

  • <> on June 22, 2018 in

    Epic Records' Sylvia Rhone Cautions 'Feeding Frenzy' Will 'Dilute' Hip-Hop

    The Grammy Week gallop begins in earnest Wednesday, as music biz pros dart from venue to venue to schmooze in the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards show at Staples Center. It’s a grueling job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Here’s a short list of the most glittery events: Wednesday: The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content