Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock, accepted the award on behalf of the many global employees, and Yoko Ono Lennon presented Hamish with this honor at the gala.
The annual New York Honors Gala brings together hundreds of music and entertainment leaders, top business executives and celebrities. Also present at the event were Ben Harper and The Band Perry. John Paul DeJoria received the Lifetime Humanitarian Award.
During the weekend, iconic singer, songwriter, humanitarian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Steven Tyler, and Live Nation celebrated the inaugural Janie's Fund Gala with an exclusive live viewing of the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, elegant dinner, and unforgettable night of performances at the historic RED Studios Hollywood.
Tech entrepreneur and creative innovator will.i.am has been announced as a judge for the Chivas Venture – a global competition that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to the world’s most promising social startups.