City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, today announced the artists and creators who will receive special recognition at the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group’s 15th Annual Songs of Hope next month.
Producer Boi-1da and songwriter Diane Warren will receive the Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” Award presented by Clive Davis himself, composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman will receive the Electronic Arts “Composer of the Year” Award, songwriter and recording artist Tierra Whack will receive the Universal Music Publishing Group “She Is The Music” Award presented by Universal Music Publishing’s Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson, Facebook will present the “Facebook Songwriter Impact” Award to Hayley Kiyoko, The Dream will receive the Warner Chappell Music “Beacon of Excellence” Award, and Linda Malkas, Ph.D. will receive the Songs of Hope Beverly and Ben Horowitz Legacy Award. This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, September 19, at KIDinaKORNER KAMPUS in Sherman Oaks, California and will include a Charitybuzz online auction and a silent auction. Legendary producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam will serve as emcee. More than 300 music industry celebrities and professionals are expected to attend this unique event, which has raised over $4.1 million for City of Hope to date.
Co-chairs of the event include Doug Davis (The Davis Firm), Evan Lamberg (President, North America / Universal Music Publishing Group), David Renzer, and Steve Schnur (Worldwide Executive, President Music / Electronic Arts).
“As a cancer survivor, it is imperative to raise funds to further City of Hope’s compassionate patient care and groundbreaking research,” Davis said. “This night has become one of my favorite nights in music, and I am thrilled to again co-chair Songs of Hope and this wonderful celebration of the song and the songwriter, which are often overshadowed by the recording and the artist. Songs of Hope is meaningful for me this year because I get to also work hand-in-hand with my father, Clive Davis, who will present the Clive Davis Legend in Songwriting Award to my friends Boi-1da and Diane Warren.”
“On behalf of myself and my co-chairs, David Renzer, Doug Davis, and Steve Schnur, we could not be more proud that Songs of Hope is in its 15th year and stronger than ever,” Lamberg added. “City of Hope makes a huge positive difference in the lives of its patients and their families. Its doctors, researchers and employees are very special people doing extraordinary things when it comes to making people’s lives better and we will continue to do all we can to help support that mission.”
Renzer said, “I am so honored to be co-chairing Songs of Hope 15 with my incredible co-chairs Evan, Doug and Steve. It’s wonderful to see the event achieve new heights every year, contributing to the important lifesaving work of City of Hope. Thanks to all for supporting and attending this special event.”
“Songs of Hope celebrates the artistry of the composer, whose gifts may not often receive the spotlight they truly deserve,” Schnur said. “At the same time, we also honor our industry’s fundamental commitment to City of Hope for an event that is both life-affirming and lifesaving. My co-chairs David, Doug, Evan and I invite our friends and colleagues to join us for what will be an extraordinary evening of music, respect and gratitude.”
Additional information about the event and ticketing information can be found at CityofHope.org/songs.