There was a clear excitement abuzz at the Red Light Management Grammy after party at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar in West Hollywood Sunday (Jan. 26) night. It's been a good year for the company and its founder, Coran Capshaw, who this year made No. 3 on Billboard's Power 100 list, and there were many friends and supporters out to wish him well.
The grey-haired tycoon, atop an empire that has grown to 60 managers overseeing nearly 200 of the biggest names in music, was holding court like a mob don all night in a corner of the outdoor party, constantly surrounded by associates and well-wishers.
About 900 people showed up over the course of the night, including Red Light artists Ben Harper (who won earlier for Best Blues Album with Charlie Musselwhite for "Get Up!"), Kelis and Victoria Justice.
As free drinks were served, guests were shoulder-to-shoulder throughout the three-level space, dancing and snapping pictures in a photo booth. Energy was high as they discussed the night's show and events of the fully packed weekend.
Also in attendance at the Red Light Grammy After Party: jazz legend Herbie Hancock; The Pierces; Pretty Lights; Pia Toscano of "American Idol:; CAA music chief Rob Light (No. 9 on Billboard's Power 100); Bruce Eskowitz, Red Light COO; Barbera Libis, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" music booker; Rod Essig, CAA Nashville Agent and Partner; Don Passman, author of "All You Need To Know About The Music Business"; Kurosh Nasseri, EDM entertainment lawyer; Jen Proctor, Talent Executive at "Home and Family" Show; Steve Levine, partner at International Creative Management; Gary Gilbert, Partner & Co-Chair, Entertainment & Media at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Red Light client Cedric Gervais who won the Grammy for “Best Remixed Recording” for his remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness"; and Ken Jordan from The Crystal Method.