Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award, Give Keynote at Music Biz 2018

Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview focusing on his philanthropic mission.

Braun is manager for Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher, Karlie Kloss, Tori Kelly, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Black Eyed Peas, and Martin Garrix.

In 2017, Braun organized the One Love Manchester benefit concert following a terrorist attack at Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert. The event raised over $22 million. Three months later, he organized Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon which raised more than $62 million.

Currently, he serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that has built more than 400 schools in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is also on the board of Fuck Cancer, an organization co-founded by his wife, Yael Braun.

Music Biz will be held May 14-17, 2018 in Nashville, and will also feature the presentation of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Cary Sherman, CEO of the RIAA.

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