The event will feature appearances by Diane Warren, Herb Alpert and Willie Nelson, among others.
Legendary songwriter Paul Williams will receive the warrior award and singer/songwriter/activist Milck will receive the new warrior award at the inaugural SONA Warrior Awards, which will be held on May 23. The awards are sponsored by Songwriters of North America (SONA), which advocates for fair pay, safety, equality, and a collective voice for songwriters.
The event will feature appearances by Diane Warren, Herb Alpert, Willie Nelson, Gustavo Santaolalla, Ingrid Michaelson, Kenny Ascher, Marcus Miller, Portugal. The Man and “Weird Al” Yankovic, among others.
“We are beyond grateful to have such an extraordinary array of talent take part in the very first SONA Warrior Awards,” said Michelle Lewis, SONA executive director. “We thank them for coming together to help us honor the hard work, the vision, and the advocacy of Paul Williams and Milck — two of the world’s most inspiring songwriters.”