On a cold October night, the Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) hosted its third annual “Messenger of Peace” fundraising event in the backyard of the smiling home. After taking a year off for the epidemic, the music industry became effective in supporting an organization that sought to resist calls to exclude Israel by encouraging artists and creators throughout the region and the country to perform.
CCFP launched the inaugural Scooter Brown in 201, with Neil Jacobson, then head of Geffen Records, and Eaton Ben-Horin, executive of Warner Music Group A&R. Recorded academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr., hit lyricist Diane Warren, Sony Music Latin America, Spain and Portugal chairman / CEO Alo Verde, Columbia Records SVP A&R / Unrestricted President Ben Haddock and Ben Elate Founder / CEO Austin Rosen. (See Post Malone, a management client at Electric Phil, congratulates Rosen via the video above.)
“Music is a powerful force for diplomacy,” said David Ranger, co-founding publisher and veterinarian of CCFP with EA’s Steve Shanu (who was not present later), which will raise more than k 300k for the organization to be released in the evening. “We’re trying to use the industries to build bridges, to remind ourselves of that commonality and peer-to-peer relationship.”
The previous two sold-out events were held at the home of entertainment lawyer Aaron Rosenberg and TV producer Danny Rose in Hancock Park and at the home of lawyer Gary Steffelman and wife Carmen, but this time the edition was at the Beverly Hills residence of the respected Ben Hadah. The parents, his father – a UCLA cardiologist who fled Iran to the United States in 1975 – and the mother on the black carpet.
“It makes a lot of sense to me because I grew up in Los Angeles with an Iranian-American Jew, Muslim and Jewish friends,” said Ben Hadahi from the podium. “Music has the power to heal, to bring people together and to bridge divisions. My parents raised me to show respect for people from different backgrounds and cultures. My mission is always to create records that improve and unite people, have a positive impact.” ”
For the esteemed Diane Warren, the company’s application was easy. “Any organization that supports peace and supports Israel, I’m fine,” said the award-winning lyricist. “Anti-Semitism has always seemed to have its ugly head behind it, and it seems more prevalent than ever.”
Ari Ingel, who left law practice to become the director of the CCFP, noted that the epidemic had led to an increase in misinformation among those who were glued to their computers, fueling superstition.
“We have a lot of work to do,” Injel insisted. “There are more people than just spreading misinformation and lies. Our goal is to educate the art and the public to deal with these lies. Unfortunately, this is far from over. ”
The organization was founded against the background of musicians like Roger Waters, formerly Pink Floyd, the BDS policy (which includes boycotts, separations and bans), and the pressure behind Lana Del Rey’s exit from a scheduled festival performance.
“The recent Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas brought out many haters,” Engel said. “Events like these encourage an open discussion of issues and how we can positively influence change in our voices.”
Austin Rosen, whose Electric Phil Entertainment Post represents management clients such as Post Malone, 24K Golden and Ian Dyer – Dyer backed by hitmakers Louis Bell, Billy Walsh and Blake Slatkin – has set up a recording studio in Tel Aviv and plans to open a working studio. Post like Malone) will travel there. The press-shy entrepreneur proposes, “It’s all a matter of awareness, of letting people know that the game is okay there.”
Grammy nominee Harvey Mason Jr., who was introduced to his recording academy colleague Jimmy Jam, said about the almost unrecognized honor after losing 120 pounds:
“For me, it’s bringing people together, coming from a place of peace and love,” said Mason Jr., whose efforts to diversify the organization’s membership and make the Grammy voting process more transparent have not been neglected. “Political and religious beliefs may be on the whole map, but my goal is to be productive, to make things better than to divide and alienate us from each other.
“I sympathize with any group that has been discriminated against or persecuted. I try to support integration without fighting each other. The power of music can bring us together at a time when it is most needed. ”
The individual speeches were preceded by a tape message in support of Clive Davis, followed by Columbia Records artist Clinton Kane, his singer-songwriter, who played his hit “Chicken Tendis,” followed by Deborah Cox, who delivered the pitch-perfect “optimistic mood”. Presentation.
It was left to Jimmy Jam, admitting that he was happy to be around people again to summarize his evening goals. “What matters is the music and the community,” he said Diversity. “Music is healthy, it’s the soundtrack of our lives. Music is improving, it is a divine vocal art. It just makes things better.