Music Biz Assn. To Give Sylvia Rhone Presidential Award
January 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM (PT)
The MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (MUSIC BIZ), formerly known as NARM and DIGITALMUSIC.ORG, will present its Presidential Award for Sustained Executive Achievement to longtime record executive SYLVIA RHONE on WEDNESDAY, MAY 7th, at the Opening Session of the MUSIC BIZ 2014 annual convention at the HYATT REGENCY CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL in LOS ANGELES.
RHONE, current Founder/CEO of VESTED IN CULTURE, distributed by EPIC RECORDS, will be the first female executive to receive the Award, which has previously been presented to industry luminaries such as CLIVE DAVIS, AHMET AND NESUHI ERTEGUN, AKIO MORITA, WALTER YETNIKOFF, PAUL SMITH, HENRY DROZ, RUSS SOLOMON, JACK EUGSTER, ERIC PAULSON, BOB HIGGINS, JIM URIE, JOHN MARMADUKE, DICK CLARK, CASEY KASEM, TED COHEN and DON CORNELIUS.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Sylvia into the ranks of our esteemed Presidential Award recipients,” MUSIC BIZ Pres. JAMES DONIO said. “Her career has spanned four decades, during which she has helped transform the music industry. Rising to the most senior positions at all three major labels, her commitment, vision, and leadership have set a very high bar for others to emulate. At a point where many could choose to simply rest on their laurels, she’s continuing to be a pioneer with her new venture VESTED IN CULTURE. She has truly earned this distinction, and we’re excited to have her as our first female honoree.”
“I have had the fortune of working with many of the past honorees who have received this distinguished recognition from the MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, and it is a true privilege to be counted among them,” said RHONE.
MUSIC BIZ 2014 will be held May 6th-8th, bringing together the commerce and content sectors to learn about new trends and products impacting the music business. Registration is available now, with early bird discounts in place through MARCH 9th. For more information or to sign up for the conference, visit www.musicbiz.org/events/musicbiz2014