Universal Music Group’s Doug Morris to be honored at 2010

MUMBAI: Universal Music Group Worldwide chairman and CEO Doug Morris will be honored at the 2010 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons on Saturday, 30 January, 2010, the evening before the 52nd annual Grammy Awards.

The Academy will present Morris with the President’s Merit Award in recognition of his contributions to the music. Past recipients of the Grammy Salute To Industry Icons President’s Merit Award include Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, Mo Ostin, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, and Berry Gordy.

"We are delighted to be continuing the tradition of the Pre- Grammy Gala that Clive began 30 years ago, and to be partnering with him again in what truly is a magical evening of music and memories," said Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow. "This year, we are humbled to honor another music industry great in Doug Morris, who has had a profound impact on the music business throughout his dynamic and rich career. With his creative vision and digital strategies, he continues to explore and shape innovative new ways to bring great artists and their music to fans around the globe, while being a staunch advocate of artists’ rights."

Morris serves on the board of directors of CBS Corporation and Activision Blizzard. He also serves on the board of directors of The Robin Hood Foundation and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.