- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
This story first appeared on billboard.com.
Lucian Grainge, Universal Music Group chairman and CEO, will receive the President’s Merit Award, presented by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy, during its Pre-Grammy Gala event on January 25, 2014. The award goes to those who have made “significant contributions to the music industry … [and] the business of music.” The award has gone to Clive Davis, Herb Alpert, David Geffen and Berry Gordy, among others, in the past.
PHOTOS: Grammys 2013: Inside the Industry’s Biggest Bashes
Grainge was named chairman and CEO of UMG in 2011, having joined Universal Music in 1986, succeeding current Sony Music chairman and CEO Doug Morris.
In his two years at the helm of UMG, Grainge has rearranged the music industry, overseeing UMG’s acquisition of EMI — making UMG the world’s largest record label — and the subsequent reformation of Capitol Records, as well as a flurry of executive hires in late 2012 and early this year. Grainge’s strategies have been proven, with SoftBank offering $8.5 billion for the company earlier this year amid talk of a possible division of UMG’s parent corporation, Vivendi.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Justin Roiland Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed by Orange County District Attorney
The Stories Behind Whitney Houston’s Unreleased Gospel Songs: “She Left Healing Music for the World”
Mindy Kaling, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Among Honorees of White House’s National Medals of Arts
Ed Sheeran Goes on Intimate Journey in New Disney+ Docuseries ‘Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All’
Mark Twain Prize
Adam Sandler’s Starry Friends Toast His Comic Legacy as He Receives Mark Twain Humor Prize