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OUR MISSION

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.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming. 

  • Debuted December 2008 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the GRAMMY Awards
  • One-of-a-kind, 30,000 square foot museum with interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits
  • Four floors of dynamic and stimulating exhibit space
  • More than two dozen exhibits that explore great music, everything from rock and hip-hop to country, classical, Latin, R&B, and jazz
  • 200 seat state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theater
  • Rooftop Terrace – perfect for special programs and private events
  • Interesting and thought-provoking educational and public programs featuring films, lectures and performances

ABOUT AEG

AEG is the owner and operator of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE’s physical property. As one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies, including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot/$3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia, and the GRAMMY Museum. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships.

ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY

The Recording Academy owns the GRAMMY Museum trademark and its content within both GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. 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.