The Grammy Awards are returning to Los Angeles in 2019 following the show’s 60th anniversary celebration, which moves to New York in January 2018. The Recording Academy™ inked a four-year agreement with AEG for Staples Center to once again host the Grammy® telecast, as it has for 17 out of the last 18 years. AEG has also been the home to the Grammy Museum® at L.A. Live since 2008.
“We very much consider Staples Center our home and are grateful for the successful relationship we’ve cultivated throughout the years with AEG and the entire Staples Center team,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We look forward to continuing this relationship and bringing the Grammys® back to the Entertainment Capital of the World.”
A visibly thrilled Dan Beckerman, President & CEO of AEG, commented, “We are thrilled that Staples Center will continue to be home to the Grammy Awards®. We have always enjoyed a strong relationship with the Recording Academy and have a tremendous amount of respect for Neil Portnow, who has always been a collaborative partner to AEG. We look forward to welcoming back the Grammys when they return to Los Angeles in 2019.” Indeed, the Grammy Awards are estimated to bring $82 million in economic benefit to the city of Los Angeles each year of the event, which points to projected revenue of $328 million over the course of this new four-year deal.
CBS will continue to broadcast the show live on both coasts and the 2019 show will mark the 47th consecutive year the network has broadcast the Grammy Awards. CBS has a commitment to broadcast the Grammy Awards through 2026.