Producing the Grammy Awards: The Team That Makes it Happen took place at the Grammy Museum on Jan. 13 inside the Clive Davis Theater. Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, who is approaching his 40th and final year producing the Grammys as well as his team, producer Jesse Collins, producer Raj Kapoor, producer/writer David Wild, and producer Chantel Sausedo, gathered for a panel moderated by the museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman. Outside of the Grammy Awards, Ehrlich has produced other historic Grammy events including and the Grammy salutes to The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, and will be producing the upcoming one honoring Prince. Before the panel began, a reel of historic Grammy performances played including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles/Count Basie/Little Richard/Jerry Lee Lewis, Beyonce and Tina Turner, and Elvis Costello/Bruce Springsteen/Dave Grohl. Ehrlich and his team discussed how they plan the Grammys throughout the year, pick the artists and make the magic happen year after year.
In attendance was President of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, legendary producer and chairman of the Grammy Board of Trustees, Jimmy Jam, and Grammy Awards executive director, Ben Winston who will be taking over for Ehrlich after this year's Grammys.