To bring a twist to its annual festival to benefit the City of Hope, the organizers of the song Hope – whose vice-presidents are Doug Davis (The Davis Farm), Evan Lamberg (President, North America / Universal Music Publishing Group), David Ranger and Steve Schnoor (worldwide) The executive and president, Music for Electronic Arts) – brought together the dynamic duo of fundraising, the father-daughter team of Richard and Demi Weitz, whose RWQuarantunes became an epidemic event, along with the music industry’s preferred charity. The Sept. Virtual event raised ০ 0,000 for cancer and supported the City of Hope’s mission to eradicate cancer and diabetes.
In addition to virtual performances by Duran Duran, Jack Ross and Rob Thomas, and Jimmy Jam, Benny Blanco, Aloe Black, The Dream, Carol Bear Cesar, Diane Warren, Jennifer Holiday, Desmond Child, Todd Phillips and Deborah Cox, Prog , Clive Davis, Gracie Abrams and Blake Slatkin, Hildur Gunadattir, Daniel Negro, Pop Smoke and Loretta Erhunmunsi, Assistant Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, City of Hope.
City of Hope’s mission is to eradicate cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases. Facebook had sponsors present as co-sponsors of Clive Davis, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chapel Music and EA Music.
Warner Chapel had Ryan Press to identify pop smoke with the “Voice of Hope” award; Clive Davis gave Smoky Robinson the Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” award, and Davis himself received a wonderful honor, the “Hope Hero of Song” award. Lamberg described Davis as the “foundation and foundation” of the song’s hope.
Facebook’s Jeanna Grenier and Alexa Cabalon joined producer Benny Blanco to present the Facebook “Songwriter Effect” award to Gracie Abrams and Blake Slatkin, who also performed at the virtual event.
Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir was honored with the EA Music “Composer of the Year” award, presented by Schnur and followed by a video message from “Joker” director Todd Phillips.
Olivia Rodrigo has received the “Creative Trailblazer” award from producer Daniel Negro from Sony Music Publishing’s Nick Brawl and Jennifer Knopfle.
Erhunmuunsi received the “Beverly and Ben Horowitz Legacy” award, named longtime CEO and first lady of the City of Hope.
Finally, Jody Garson, chairman / CEO of UMPG and co-founder of She’s the Music, presented Carlyle with the “She’s the Music” award for her contribution as an artist and for her influence on culture.