Grammy Museum at L.A. Live

Last updated

The GRAMMY Museum
EstablishedDecember 2008
Location800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Coordinates 34°02′41″N118°15′52″W / 34.044736°N 118.264549°W / 34.044736; -118.264549 Coordinates: 34°02′41″N118°15′52″W / 34.044736°N 118.264549°W / 34.044736; -118.264549
TypeMusic museum
DirectorMichael Sticka
Public transit access LAMetroLogo.svg   LACMTA Circle Expo Line.svg    LACMTA Circle Blue Line.svg  
Pico station
Website www.grammymuseum.org
Opening hours10:30am–6:30pm (Sun–Thurs)
10am–8pm (Fri–Sat)
Closed Tuesdays
The entrance of the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live during the John Lennon, Songwriter exhibit Grammy Museum.JPG
The entrance of the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live during the John Lennon, Songwriter exhibit

The GRAMMY Museum is an interactive, educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards. The Museum has interactive touch-screens, videos, recording booths, and a collection of historical music artifacts including costumes and instruments from the Grammy Awards, hand-written lyrics, records, and audio/video recordings.

Costume wardrobe and dress in general

Costume is the distinctive style of dress of an individual or group that reflects their class, gender, profession, ethnicity, nationality, activity or epoch.

Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. The words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, however, usually known as a "libretto" and their writer, as a "librettist". The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit. Some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation, meter, and symmetry of expression. Rappers can also create lyrics that are meant to be spoken rhythmically rather than sung.

Contents

In addition to the original in downtown Los Angeles, there is also The Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, Mississippi [1] and a Grammy Museum at Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. [2] The Grammy Museum Experience opened in autumn 2017 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. [3] [4]

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 58,000 people. A 2013 study found that the district is home to over 500,000 jobs. It is also part of Central Los Angeles.

The Grammy Museum Mississippi Music museum in Cleveland, United States

The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is an interactive museum located in Cleveland, Mississippi, United States, focused on the continuing musical achievements of Mississippians.

Cleveland, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.

History

The GRAMMY Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles's L.A. Live, opened in December 2008 corresponding to the Grammy Awards' 50th anniversary. The museum consists of four floors, including historical music artifacts displays, interactive instrument stations and recording booths, and a 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. [5]

L.A. Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles

L.A. LIVE is an entertainment complex in the South Park District of Downtown Los Angeles, California. It is adjacent to the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.

Clive Davis American record producer and music executive

Clive Jay Davis is an American record producer, A&R executive and music industry executive. He has won five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.

Since its opening, the GRAMMY Museum has presented over 300 public programs including educational programs for young students.

Exhibits

The GRAMMY Museum explores the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards. [6]

The GRAMMY Museum features exhibits including: behind-the-scenes live performances, seminars, classes, musician meet-and-greets, and interactive recording booths. [6] The museum starts on the fourth floor and continues down to the third and second floor. [5] The exhibit, Crossroads, on the fourth floor, features touch-screens to view photos and listen to music of all genres. Another interactive exhibit allows the user to go inside six different sound-proof recording booths as famous performers and producers teach about different stages of producing commercial soundtracks. Visitors can record their own singing and rapping track, and remix it to produce a cover of various pop songs. The museum also has outfits worn by Grammy-Award-winning musicians such as Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna. [7] [8]

Kanye West American rapper, singer, and record producer from Illinois

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial, and gospel. Over the course of his career, West has been responsible for cultural movements and progressions within mainstream hip hop and popular music at large.

Jennifer Lopez American actress, singer, dancer and producer

Jennifer Lynn López is an American actress, singer, dancer, and producer. In 1991, López began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, López received a Golden Globe nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), later establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.

Rihanna Barbadian singer, businesswoman, and actress

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, businesswoman and actress. Regarded as a pop icon and one of the most influential contemporary recording artists, Rihanna is known for embracing versatile musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career.

The GRAMMY Museum regularly updates and displays special exhibits. Some current and past exhibits include:

The Beatles English rock band

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr led the band to be regarded as the foremost and most influential in history. With a sound rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form, and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s. They often incorporated elements of classical music, older pop forms, and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and in later years experimented with a number of musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era's sociocultural movements.

Cirque du Soleil Canadian entertainment company

Cirque du Soleil is a Quebecer entertainment company and the largest theatrical producer in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul on 7 July 1984, by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix.

Bob Marley Jamaican singer-songwriter

Robert Nesta Marley, OM was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as forging a smooth and distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade.

Past Exhibits

Special events and programs

The GRAMMY Museum frequently holds live performances, seminars, classes, and discussions at its Clive Davis Theater. Public Programs with musicians such as Ben Harper, Flavor Flav, and John Legend are open to the public. Museum members receive priority ticketing and seating.

Location and hours

The GRAMMY Museum is located in Los Angeles downtown's L.A. Live campus at the corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard. The museum has an Olympic Boulevard address, but the main entrance is on Figueroa Street. Bronze disks for each year's GRAMMY Awards – honoring the top winners, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year – are embedded in the sidewalks on the streets of LA Live.

The museum opens on Sunday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

See also

Related Research Articles

Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Hall of fame in Nashville, Tennessee

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music. Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world's most extensive musical collections.

The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works in the reggae music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical is an honor presented to record producers for quality classical music productions at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

The Grammy Award for Best Music Video is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to performers, directors, and producers of quality short form music videos. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

The Grammy Award for Best World Music Album is an honor presented to recording artists for quality albums in the world music genre at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

Los Angeles Convention Center Convention center in the southwest section of downtown Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Convention Center is a convention center in the southwest section of downtown Los Angeles. It hosts multiple annual conventions and has often been used as a filming location in TV shows and movies.

Petersen Automotive Museum Automotive museum in California, United States

The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. One of the world's largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization specializing in automobile history and related educational programs.

Latin Grammy Award accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences of the United States

A Latin Grammy Award is an award by The Latin Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry. The Latin Grammy honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese and is awarded in the United States. Submissions of products recorded in regional languages from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula of Hispanophone or Lusophone countries such as Catalan, Guarani, Quechua may also be considered. Both the regular Grammy Award and the Latin Grammy Award have similar nominating and voting processes, in which the selections are decided by peers within the Latin music industry.

Dennis Kamakahi Hawaiian slack key guitarist, recording artist, music composer, and Christian minister

Dennis David Kahekilimamaoikalanikeha Kamakahi was a Hawaiian slack key guitarist, recording artist, music composer, and Christian minister. He was a three-time Grammy Awards winner, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.

Joel Larson is a rock drummer and percussionist from California. He was born on April 29, 1947, at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. He lived near Lincoln Park until he was 12 years old. He took up drumming at the age of 12 and moved near Avalon Park until he was 17. During these five years he honed his skills in the rock music scene of the early sixties. His destiny was to become one of The Grass Roots.

The Latin Recording Academy organization

The Latin Recording Academy, formally known as the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is a multinational membership-based association composed of music industry professionals, musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. They are dedicated to promoting Latin music and its makers, both inside and outside the United States. The academy is headquartered in Miami. The Latin Recording Academy is internationally known for the Latin Grammy Awards. Gabriel Abaroa serves as President and CEO of the organization.

The Recording Academy U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals

The Recording Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognize achievements in the music industry.

Nora Guthrie American record producer

Nora Lee Guthrie is the daughter of American folk musician and singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie and his second wife Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, sister of singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, and granddaughter of renowned Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt. Nora Guthrie is president of The Woody Guthrie Foundation, president of Woody Guthrie Publications and founder of the Woody Guthrie Archive, and lives in Mt. Kisco, New York.

The Grammy Museum is any of a group of museums containing exhibits relating to winners of the Grammy Award for achievement in recording.

Microsoft Theater music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California

The Microsoft Theater is a music and theater venue in downtown Los Angeles, California, at L.A. Live. The theater auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

Grammy Museum Experience

The Grammy Museum Experience is an interactive, experiential museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards which opened at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on October 20, 2017.

References

  1. Museum, GRAMMY. "GRAMMY Museum Mississippi - GRAMMY Museum". www.grammymuseum.org. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  2. Museum, GRAMMY. "GRAMMY Museum Gallery at Musicians Hall of Fame - GRAMMY Museum". www.grammymuseum.org. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  3. Yi, Karen (February 7, 2017). "Grammy Museum coming to Newark's Prudential Center". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  4. King, Kate (February 7, 2017). "Grammy Museum to Open Newark Location This Fall" . Retrieved May 11, 2019 via www.wsj.com.
  5. 1 2 Bream, Jon; Ken Viste (April 16, 2009). "Museum in a Minute: GRAMMY Museum strikes a chord". Star Tribune. San Jose Mercury News, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95190: San Jose Mercury News. Star Tribune. 12158930. Retrieved April 29, 2009. The country's newest music shrine – the GRAMMY Museum, which opened in December – fits in downtown Los Angeles like another cowboy hat in Nashville.
  6. 1 2 "Our Mission". 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015: The Grammy Museum. 2008. Archived from the original (PHP) on April 18, 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2009. The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. The Pixies, Itzhak Perlman, Ludacris, Brad Paisley, Madonna and Yo-Yo Ma typically wouldn't share a marquee, but they're in perfect harmony under the GRAMMY Museum roof.
  7. McFarland, Rob (April 26, 2009). "Backstage at the gong show". The Age . The Age, 250 Spencer Street, Melbourne 3000: The Age/FairFax Digital. The Age . Retrieved April 30, 2009. Listening to Amy Winehouse as she would have sounded in the late-1800s is surreal.
  8. "Fourth Floor" (PHP). 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015: The Grammy Museum. 2008. Retrieved April 30, 2009. The moment the elevator doors open, you are fully immersed in the GRAMMY experience.
  9. Kubernik, Harvey (June 16, 2015). "Ravi Shankar: A Life In Music Exhibit at the Grammy Museum May 2015–Spring 2016". Cave Hollywood. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  10. Museum, GRAMMY. "Jenni Rivera, La Gran Señora - GRAMMY Museum". www.grammymuseum.org. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  11. Museum, GRAMMY. "360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story - GRAMMY Museum". www.grammymuseum.org. Retrieved May 11, 2019.