Berry Gordy to Be Honored by The Recording Academy(R)

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Motown Records founder Berry Gordy will be honored by The Recording Academy(R) at its annual GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons(R) event on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, immediately following the 50th Annual GRAMMY (R)Awards. This exclusive reception, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, features a presentation of the President’s Merit Award to Industry Icons in recognition of Gordy’s significant contributions to the music industry and the impact his efforts have made on music and the business of music. Past recipients of the GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons President’s Merit Award include Ahmet Ertegun, Mo Ostin, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. The invitation-only VIP event will be attended by prominent artists and industry leaders.