City Of Hope Confirms Clive Davis, Pharrell Williams For Gala Event

Clive Davis

Clive Davis

Clive Davis will present a songwriting award to Pharrell Williams at an event benefiting City of Hope in Los Angeles on Sept. 15.

During the Songs of Hope XII event, the 2016 Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” Award will be personally presented by Davis to Williams, whose recent projects include Wanderlust, an album with Little Big Town. In addition, Steve Schnur, President, Music of Electronic Arts, will present the 2016 Electronic Arts Composer Award to The Jungle Book composer John Debney. Schnur is a board member of City of Hope, The Recording Academy, Nashville Film Festival, and The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.

The 2016 Pandora Trendsetter Award will be given to artist, songwriter and producer Mike Posner, known for co-writing songs such as Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and Maroon 5’s “Sugar.” His own hit singles include “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” and “Cooler Than Me.”

Songs of Hope brings together the music and entertainment industry VIPs committed to fighting cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The star-studded event, silent auction and auction raises money to support lifesaving research at City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and cancer treatment center.

The event is again co-chaired by David Renzer, Chairman of Spirit Music Group; Doug Davis, Founder/Principal of The Davis Firm; Evan Lamberg, President – North America, Universal Music Publishing Group; and Steve Schnur, President, Music of Electronic Arts.


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