Atlantic Music Group Chairman and CEO Julie Greenwald and Atlantic Records Chairman and CEO Craig Kallman have been named as the 2023 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons honorees.
Greenwald and Kallman will be honored by The Recording Academy and Clive Davis at the Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, February 4, 2023.
The event, which precedes the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, is returning for the first time since 2020.
Atlantic Records celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023.
The recently formed Atlantic Music Group, which includes the Atlantic and 300 Elektra label families, garnered nearly 40 Grammy nominations this year.
Today, the Atlantic roster includes superstars such as Bruno Mars, Burna Boy, Cardi B, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Jack Harlow, Lil Uzi Vert, Lizzo, Janelle Monáe, Paramore, Charlie Puth, Roddy Ricch, Ed Sheeran, and dozens more.
Atlantic has also seen success in both the Broadway cast recording and soundtrack arenas, including such chart-topping successes as the Grammy-winning Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansenand The Greatest Showman, as well as the Fast & Furious film franchise.
Greenwald and Kallman first joined forces in 2004, when Greenwald moved to Atlantic from her leadership post at Island Def Jam.
In the early years of their collaboration, the duo advanced the careers of numerous top-selling artists, including James Blunt, Death Cab for Cutie, Flo Rida, Gnarls Barkley, Kid Rock, Lupe Fiasco, Jason Mraz, Sean Paul, Shinedown, Staind, Rob Thomas, T.I., Trey Songz, Zac Brown Band, and many others.
In 2010, just six years into their joint tenure, Rolling Stone wrote that Greenwald and Kallman had “retooled Atlantic as a model for how a major label can thrive in the 21st century… betting that long-term artist development will pay off.”
Greenwald and Kallman join a prominent list of previous Pre-Grammy Gala honorees, including Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, Clarence Avant, Irving Azoff, Martin Bandier, Sir Richard Branson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Debra L. Lee, Doug Morris, Mo Ostin, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, and Rob Stringer.
For the past decade, the invitation-only Pre-Grammy Gala has included a presentation to honor industry luminaries through the Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Industry Icons award.
“I’ve personally known Julie and Craig for many years and it’s so very exciting to celebrate their exceptional creativity and achievements at this year’s Pre-Grammy Gala.”
“I’ve personally known Julie and Craig for many years and it’s so very exciting to celebrate their exceptional creativity and achievements at this year’s Pre-Grammy Gala,” said Davis.
“What a special night it will be spotlighting them and their incredible music and artists! They both fully deserve an unforgettable evening.”
“Respected across the music community, Julie and Craig have fostered the careers of an incredible range of talent.”
Harvey Mason jr. Recording Academy
Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said: “Respected across the music community, Julie and Craig have fostered the careers of an incredible range of talent.
“They both have a passion and love for music, and they are constantly pushing the music industry forward with their transformative work with the artist community. We are so honored to celebrate these two industry titans at this year’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala.”Music Business Worldwide
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