The Living Legends Foundation--Big Night For Awards
October 12, 2015 at 4:08 AM (PT)
Recording artists ANGIE FISHER and STACY BARTHE performed to a room full of radio and music Industry power players along with honorees.
Pres/MOTOWN RECORDS & Pres./Urban Music & UMG PUBLISHING Co-Head/Creative Affairs ETHIOPIA HABTERMARIAM told ALL ACCESS, "THE LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION continues to acknowledge those industry leaders that are breaking boundaries and pushing our culture forward. It was a beautiful night and wonderful time to share with our community. Thank you to the Board and PAT SHIELDS for going above and beyond to put together such a great event for all of us to enjoy.”
The Chairpersons for this year's event were WARNER/CHAPPEL Chairman-elect/CEO JON PLATT and BRENDA ANDREWS former SVP at RONDOR MUSIC INTERNATIONAL. BLACK DOT, LLC Partner & LIVING LEGENDS Secretary PAT SHIELDS served as the Dinner Committee Chairperson.
LIVING LEGENDS Chairman DAVID LINTON told ALL ACCESS, “The 19th Awards celebration was a huge success we had over 350 people in attendance as we honored our peers for their stellar contributions in the music industry. The FOUNDATION exists to help document the enormous contributions of African-Americans and women in shaping the musical landscape which impacts the world. More importantly we exist to provide financial assistance to our colleagues when financial hardships occur threatening their ability to maintain their homes or medical bills become so burdensome they exasperate their illness. We thank MOTOWN and HIDDEN BEACH for providing the entertainment in the form of STACEY BARTHE & ANGIE FISHER respectively. Unsigned artist REED SHANNON gave a stellar rendition of "LIFT EVERY VOICE & SING" setting the stage for a great evening hosted by ‘JAMMIN’ JAY MICHAELS.
We thank all of our sponsors and attendees for their support so we can continue our mission as we look forward to our Silver anniversary in 2016.”
iHEARTMEDIA Urban KRRL/LOS ANGELES AM drive BIG BOY said, “Receiving THE JERRY BOULDING Radio Executive/Personality Award FROM THE LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION was amazing. It truly came as a surprise. It feels wonderful to be acknowledged for what you do from such a great organization. I'm so honored to be honored.”
RUBEN RODRIGUEZ commented, “Being recognized and being presented Lifetime Achievement Award was one of the greatest feelings. It is gratifying to be recognized by your peers. Words cannot express the depths of how I felt seeing the smiles on the faces of family and friends. I am blessed to be healthy and I'm looking forward to the next 20 years. There is so much more I can contribute. It was also such a special moment because it allowed me to pay tribute to my mother, my number one influence in my life. It gave me the opportunity to honor her.”
- Lifetime Achievement Award: RUBEN RODRIGUEZ--CEO/RUBEN RODRIGUEZ ENTERTAINMENT
- Chairman’s Award: KENDALL MINTER, ESQ--CEO/MINTER & And ASSOCIATES, LLC
- Entrepreneur Award: TROY CARTER--CEO/FOUNDER ATOM FACTORY
- Music Label Executive Award: JEFFREY HARLESTON--General Counsel/EVP UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
- Gospel Music Executive Award: CLAUDE & VICKI MACK LATAILLADE--Founders/GOSPO CENTRIC & B-RITE MUSIC
- Vanguard Award For Humanitarian Efforts: DR. LOGAN H. WESTBROOKS--Author, Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist
- Entertainment Advocate Award: JAMES LEACH--SESAC VP/Writer/Public Relations
- Media Award: GWENDOLYN QUINN--Founder/Pres. GWENDOLYN QUINN Public Relations & Founder/African American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC)
- JERRY BOULDING Radio Executive/Personality Award: BIG BOY--Host of BIG BOY In the Morning KRRL (REAL 92.3)/LOS ANGELES
- Digital Visionary Award: DON CODY--CEO/MOSES MEDIA
- Broadcasting Icon Award: MICHAEL CARTER--Owner/Pres. CARTER BROADCAST GROUP