ASCAP Honors 'Women Behind The Music'
November 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM (PT)
ASCAP's 4th annual ASCAP "Women Behind the Music" event kicked off in NEW YORK CITY, honoring DJ and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC. Founder BEVERLY BOND; ISLAND/DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP VP/Business & Legal Affairs NICOLE WYSKOARKO; and UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING SVP/Co-head of East Coast Operations JESSICA RIVERA.
"We like to honor women across the spectrum," ASCAP VP/Membership, Rhythm & Soul NICOLE GEORGE told THE SOURCE. "So we like to honor women that fly below the radar, who need to be lifted up and celebrated, and also women who are already in front of the scene like BEVERLY BOND. And so tonight’s honorees just fall into that same ...spectrum, like they’re women like NICOLE WYSKOARKO who’s the VP/business Affairs at DEF JAM who’s amazing, but who someone the general public wouldn't ordinarily know ... so it is our job to say, 'Look, this is NICOLE, she's amazing.' And then BEVERLY BOND, who everybody knows from BLACK GIRLS ROCK, it's our job to say, 'Hey BEVERLY, we love you and keep doing what you're doing'."