The annual charity event benefiting City of Hope will be held at Alex Da Kid's KIDinaKORNER Kampus in L.A.
Max Martin, The Chainsmokers, Hans Zimmer and Jack Antonoff will be honored at the 13th annual Songs Of Hope charity event benefiting City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and cancer treatment center supported by the music industry. This year’s event will be held Sept. 28 at Alex da Kid’s KIDinaKORNER Kampus in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks neighborhood and will include esteemed music execs Clive Davis and Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier who will present awards named in their honor.
Songs of Hope brings together a lare swath of music and entertainment industry VIPs committed to fighting cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.The event is co-chaired by David Renzer, chairman & CEO of Spirit Music Group; Doug Davis, founder/principal of The Davis Firm; Evan Lamberg, president of Universal Music Publishing Group, North America; and Steve Schnur, president of music, Electronic Arts.
The annual event includes an award presentation, performances and and a silent auction. This year The Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” Award will be presented to Max Martin by Davis himself. Hans Zimmer will be honored with the The Electronic Arts Composer of The Century Award by Steve Schnur; The Martin Bandier Vanguard Award will be presented by Bandier to Jack Antonoff’ And the Pandora “Trendsetter” Award will be presented by Pandora exec Adam Parness to The Chainsmokers.
This year too the inaugural Songs of Hope Beverly and Ben Horowitz Legacy Award will include the presentation of $100,000 to the recipient for their research.
“Doug, Evan, Steve and I are honored to serve as co-chairs once again for Songs of Hope,” Renzer said in a statement. “I am humbled that this event I founded continues to receive such industry-wide support to benefit the lifesaving work of City of Hope. I would like to thank the music community and my co-chairs for what will certainly be another memorable evening.”
"As a cancer survivor, I believe it is imperative to raise funds to continue City of Hope's compassionate patient care and groundbreaking research,” Davis stated. “I am enthusiastic to once again co-chair Songs of Hope with Evan, David, and Steve where we celebrate the song and the songwriter. Songs of Hope is extra special for me because I work hand-in-hand in philanthropy with my father, Clive Davis, who will present the Clive Davis Legend In Songwriting Award to the remarkably talented Max Martin, whose personal kindness equally matches his limitless talent.”
Prior Songs of Hope honorees and participants have included Burt Bacharach, Glen Ballard, Aloe Blacc, Colbie Caillat, Desmond Child, Natalie Cole, Gavin DeGraw, The Doobie Brothers, Jermaine Dupri, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Mark Mothersbaugh, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie, Dave Stewart, Swizz Beatz, Will.i.am, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Charli XCX among others.
“On behalf of myself and my co-chairs, David, Doug, and Steve, we could not be more proud that Songs of Hope is continuing strong in its 13th year," Lamberg said in a statement. The City of Hope is near and dear to our hearts with all of the special work it does making patients’ and their families’, who are affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS and type 1 diabetes, lives better. A big thank you to the entire music industry for making this event possible each year."
Schnur stated that, “Songs of Hope has become a vital annual event for our industry, as well as the community, and this year promises to be our most exciting evening yet. Together with my co-chairs Doug, Evan, and David, we thank our friends and colleagues for their continued support. Together, we can – and will – empower miracles.”