GRAMMY Live® to Bring Music Fans Multiplatform Coverage of Music’s Biggest Night® on Monday, Feb. 15

GRAMMY Live® Will Offer
Exclusive Backstage, Red Carpet And GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony

New GRAMMYcam Places Fans
In The Hands of GRAMMY Winners

Dulce Candy And Quddus Host With Reporting From Tyler Oakley And
Ted Stryker

SAN FRANCISCO & SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy® and CBS will launch GRAMMY
®, bringing music fans around the globe
unprecedented, multiplatform access to red carpet arrivals and
behind-the-scenes action leading up to and throughout The
58th Annual GRAMMY Awards
®. GRAMMY Live will begin
Monday, Feb. 15 at noon PT/3 p.m. ET at
and on both the GRAMMY Live app for iOS and Android and CBS
for iOS, Android and Windows 10,
and continue through the live telecast, which airs 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET
on the CBS Television Network.

GRAMMY Live is a unique experience that complements at-home viewing for
GRAMMY Awards viewers. Bringing fans exclusive content from Music’s
Biggest Night®, the comprehensive interactive platform

  • The debut of GRAMMYcam — a camera placed in the base of
    the GRAMMY Award trophy which will offer fans the point of view from
    the star of the day: the GRAMMY Award itself. Winners receiving GRAMMYs®
    at both the GRAMMY Awards telecast and Premiere Ceremony®
    will be holding the GRAMMYcam, which will capture the winner’s
    experience from their perspective.
  • Live red-carpet coverage hosted by Dulce Candy and Quddus
    with additional reporting by special correspondents Tyler Oakley from
    the carpet and Ted Stryker backstage.
  • Multiple camera angles and exclusive live streaming from the audience,
    producer’s tunnel, and GRAMMY® winners backstage official portrait
    sessions with Danny Clinch.
  • The only place to view the Premiere Ceremony, where winners in more
    than 70 categories will be announced.
  • Backstage access from behind-the-scenes GRAMMY cameras.
  • Real-time social media trends, commentary and curated posts.
  • Wrap-up show immediately following the telecast, featuring a
    comprehensive recap of winners, performances and fashion highlights.

This year the GRAMMY Live digital experience has been completely rebuilt
to deliver a state-of-the-art interactive desktop and mobile web page
that combines live streams and on-demand content with real- time
community engagement. Video content, polls, trivia, calls to action,
social curation, group chat, and more will connect GRAMMY Live users to
the 58th GRAMMY Awards like never before. “The GRAMMYs” – a companion
mobile app available for iOS
and Android
– combines these features with additional mobile device exclusives such
as a sharable content section with 58th GRAMMY emoji and the latest
animated GIFs capturing highlights of Music’s Biggest Night.

“The GRAMMYs was the first awards show to offer fans live streaming
companion content,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The
Recording Academy. “Now in our seventh year of producing GRAMMY Live, we
continue to listen to what fans want, and offer exclusive access for the
ultimate engagement experience.”

“GRAMMY Live gives fans a backstage pass to Music’s Biggest Night each
year,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager
of CBS Digital Media for CBS Interactive. “With multiple camera angles,
backstage access and the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, it’s the
perfect second-screen companion to the GRAMMY Awards telecast.”

GRAMMY Live Technology Partners

Digital Media
has returned for the sixth consecutive year to live
stream GRAMMY Live using multiple streams of the Tremolo Player.

GRAMMY Live will once again leverage Akamai‘s
global distribution HD network for live streaming and video on demand to
power extensive live and on-demand streaming.

All content forms will be presented to users in a new interactive
engagement experience customized for GRAMMY Live by the Maestro

The Recording Academy has partnered with the most progressive online
companies and has leveraged the best of both open-source and proprietary
technologies to deliver a cohesive, exciting and more enriching user
experience for and, including Acquia,
and Ooyala.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of
musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals
that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of
life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY
Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and
the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible
for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment,
advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues
to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating
for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an
indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy,
please visit
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About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online
content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280
million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a
top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which
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CBS Interactive Press Contacts:
Morgan Seal, 646-424-4321
Castro, 415-344-2576
Recording Academy Press Contact:

Jerry J. Sharell, 310-392-3777