The Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) will honor Warner Records CEO/co-chairman Aaron Bay-Schuck, Caroline Music/CMG president Jacqueline Saturn, Q&A and Atom Factory founder Troy Carter; Latin music manager Walter Kolm and singer-songwriter Ziggy Marley at its second annual Celebrating Ambassadors of Peace (AOP) gala on Sept. 26
CCFP’s members established the organization to “promote the arts as a means to peace, support artistic freedom and counter the cultural boycott of Israel,” according to a press release. This year’s honorees were chosen for their dedication to those causes.
“I am honored to be recognized as an ‘Ambassador of Peace’ by Creative Community for Peace and humbled to be receiving it alongside such accomplished industry executives and friends,” said Bay-Schuck in a statement. “The cultural boycott movement is detrimental to prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as to artistic freedom around the world, and I will continue to stand with my friends and colleagues who are dedicated to using music and the arts to bring people together.”
Over 200 entertainment industry leaders are expected at this year’s gala, which will be held at the Los Angeles home of entertainment attorney and CCFP Advisory Board member Gary Stiffelman. Sponsors include Sony/ATV, EA Music, BMI, Epic Records, Atlantic Records and Warner Records.
“It’s an honor for me to receive an Ambassadors of Peace award this year,” added Kolm. “I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of music to bring people together, which is why I support CCFP and their mission. The fact that so many incredible Latin artists I’ve worked with over the years, like Maluma, Carlos Vives and Wisin, have performed in Israel is a testament to this.”
Last year’s event honored Scooter Braun, Geffen Records president Neil Jacobson and Warner Music Group executive Aton Ben-Horin.
Limited tickets for this year’s gala, along with sponsorship opportunities, are available for purchase at the event’s official website.