MSN to Sponsor and Webcast the Music Industry’s Exclusive Grammy Event

MSN to Sponsor and Webcast the Music Industry’s Exclusive Grammy Event

Clive Davis’ legendary pre-Grammy party set for Feb. 9.

NEW YORK — Today, RCA Music Group and Microsoft Corp. announced that MSN has signed on as the exclusive online broadcaster and as a title sponsor of Clive Davis’ legendary Pre-Grammy Party, which will be held Feb. 9 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

MSN will be the exclusive online broadcaster of the evening’s historic musical performances. On Sunday, Feb. 10, music fans can log on to for access to performances and interviews straight from the red carpet. On Monday, Feb. 11, fans will also be able to access on demand performances from the star-studded event.

This annual event, which occurs on the eve of the Grammy Awards, long-ago established itself as the destination for A-list celebrities, Grammy winners, Hollywood stars, sports legends, authors and influential entertainment industry executives. The evening consists of cocktails, a sit-down dinner and performances from some of the biggest names in music.

“MSN’s exclusive webcast of Clive Davis’ legendary Pre-Grammy Party highlights our commitment to providing fans with a variety of extraordinary music and entertainment experiences,” said Rob Bennett, general manager of entertainment, video and sports, MSN. “We are proud to be a part of this renowned evening, which brings together the recording industry’s finest talent and biggest celebrity names for a night of unforgettable music.”

Tom Corson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, RCA Music Group said, “We are delighted to welcome MSN as a first-time sponsor of what is always one of the entertainment industry’s biggest nights. We are thrilled to have MSN present this exclusive star-studded show to a worldwide audience.”

In recent years, performers at Clive Davis’ legendary Pre-Grammy Party have included Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Akon, Mary J. Blige, Pink, Foo Fighters, Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Nelly, Carlos Santana, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean, P. Diddy, Chris Brown, Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, and Justin Timberlake, among others.

Attendees have included Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Sidney Poitier, Chris Rock, Vice President Al Gore, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan, Terrence Howard, Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, Courtney Love, Steven Tyler, Diana Ross, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Reese Witherspoon, Larry King, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Antonio Banderas, Jackie Collins, Mariah Carey, Jerry Seinfeld, Magic Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Britney Spears, Nick Lachey, Martha Stewart, Quincy Jones, Howard Stern, Penny Marshall, Evander Holyfield, and many more.

The performance lineup for the event is kept secret until the night of the show. This year the event is being held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.