Music Publishing News Roundup 8.26.16: Clive Davis Honors Pharrell • MPA Joins Operation Creative • Women In Music Event
Clive Davis is honoring singer-songwriter Pharrell with his Legend in Songwriting Award at the 12th annual Songs of Hope event on September 15 in California. The event benefits the City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.
Previous winner of the prestigious award include Burt Bacharach and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
• The Music Publishers Association has joined Operation Creative, an initiative designed to prevent websites from providing unauthorized access to copyrighted content. The initiative, launched in April 2014, is a partnership between the City of London Police and the UK advertising industry and supports approximately 1.7 million jobs in the creative industry in the UK. The MPA is the seventh partner to join Operation Creative, and says the partnership will “strengthen and elevate [their] involvement in combating piracy, in particular with regards to sheet music, which is unique to the music publishing industry.”
• The PRS for Music Foundation has teamed up with Music Week to create a new award for the 2016 Women in Music event, the PRS Foundation New Artist Award. The award and the event aim to encourage more women to embrace careers in music, whilst celebrating the achievements of the current generation who will become the role models of the future. The event, which will take place in the UK in November, will add 12 new names to the Hall of Fame which currently includes 40+ outstanding women in the music industry, and award winners in six special categories.