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Hip-Hop Legend Jermaine Dupri to DJ City of Hope Gala After-Party at The Barker Hangar

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  • October 04, 2018
    Hip-Hop Legend Jermaine Dupri to DJ City of Hope Gala After-Party at The Barker Hangar

     

    Oct. 11 Event Honoring Warner/Chappell’s Jon Platt to Feature Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Pharrell

    Special Performances by Mary Mary and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

    Grammy-winning rapper, producer, Songwriters Hall-of-Famer, and So So Def label owner Jermaine Dupri will lead City of Hope’s first-ever after-party at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica following next week’s eagerly anticipated gala at the same location. Dupri was recently honored with his own exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The four-month So So Def exhibit is dedicated to his work in shaping hip-hop culture. This will be Dupri’s last event before he hits the road for the Cultural Curren$y Tour – a celebration of his Atlanta-based label’s 25th anniversary.

    The Oct. 11 celebration supporting the acclaimed nonprofit will see Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, honored with the organization’s prestigious Spirit of Life® award. Beyoncé will perform at the gala, which will be hosted by Pharrell, with JAY-Z presenting the award to Platt.

    Mary Mary, the four-time Grammy winning gospel duo, will treat gala attendees to a special performance. Sisters Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell are one of the most successful contemporary gospel acts in history. Their groundbreaking sound - featuring elements of soul, hip hop, funk, and jazz - has garnered two American Music Awards, ten Stellar Awards, twelve Dove Awards, three Soul Train Awards and three BET Awards in addition to their Grammy nominations and honors. 

    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will open the night, providing a warm welcome to the star-studded event. The hard-edged funk band led by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide, with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act” and NPR hailing him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation.”

    The after-party will be sponsored by D'USSÉ Cognac, Prisoner Wine, and Pepsi-Cola.

    City of Hope is a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Each year, the organization recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music, film or entertainment. The coveted Spirit of Life® award is its highest honor, having been given to such noted figures as Quincy Jones, Mo Ostin, Clive Davis, Frances W. Preston, Shelli and Irving Azoff, Doug Morris, and Sir Lucian Grainge.

    For more information about donating to City of Hope and purchasing tickets to the upcoming gala dinner, please visit CityofHope.org/mfei-spirit.

    About Jermaine Dupri

    In 1992, Dupri introduced to the world two 12-year-olds who wore their pants backwards by the name of Kris Kross. In February of that same year, their first song "Jump" was released and immediately soared to No. 1 on the pop charts, remaining there for eight weeks and branding Dupri as a 19-year-old phenomenon. With over 400 million records sold to date, Dupri, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is one of most successful producers in the music industry. His career milestones include the release of several platinum recordings as CEO of So So Def; winning a Grammy for Best R&B Song; and being honored with an ASCAP Golden Note Award, given to composers and songwriters who have achieved extraordinary milestones. Now, twenty-five years later, after the continued success of developing other teen stars Usher, TLC, and iconic So So Def artists such as Xscape, Da Brat, Bow Wow, and more, Dupri continues to impact hip-hop culture and the world of entertainment.

    About Jon Platt

    Jon Platt is chairman and chief executive officer of Warner/Chappell Music, the longest-standing major music publishing company in the world. Over the course of an extraordinary career — beginning as a teenaged DJ in Denver, climbing the ranks at EMI Music Publishing, joining Warner/Chappell in 2012, and rising to his current post in 2015 — Platt has championed everyone from JAY-Z to Beyoncé, from Kanye West to Drake, from Usher to Rihanna, and from Brandy to Janet Jackson.

    For more than two decades, Platt has demonstrated a gift for recognizing great songwriters early and providing the environment for their creativity to flourish over long, successful careers. He is also well known as an influential advocate for songwriters’ rights and an inspiring mentor for the next generation of executives.

    Under Platt’s global leadership, Warner/Chappell’s “focus on putting songwriters first is putting Warner/Chappell first.” The accomplishments of its songwriters have earned the company many top industry accolades, including Publisher of the Year at BMI’s Pop Awards and R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, and all four of ASCAP’s most prestigious honors: the Pop, Rhythm & Soul, Latin and, for five years running, the Country Awards. The company has broken records and made impressive market share gains in territories around the world, including being named the No.1 music publisher in Billboard’s quarterly airplay rankings.

    Platt has served as vice chairman of the board of directors for the MusiCares Foundation and sits on the boards of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, the Motown Museum and the Living Legends Foundation. His family actively supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — where Platt’s wife, Angie, serves on the JDRF Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors and the international board of directors. In 2005, he launched the Big Jon Platt Scholarship Program, annually awarding three high school students from his hometown with college scholarships.

    Platt has been featured on the Ebony Power 100 list and was named BRE Magazine’s “Man of the Year.” He has received the Visionary Award at the SESAC Pop Music Awards and been honored as the Music Visionary of the Year by the UJA-Federation of New York. In 2017, he was presented with Morehouse College’s Candle Award in Music, Business and Entertainment, the same year as Usher and Tyler Perry.

    About City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group

    Inspired by the guiding humanitarian principles of City of Hope and motivated by the institution's commitment to innovative medical research and compassionate patient care, a group of key industry executives founded the charity’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group in 1973. In its 45-year history, the group has raised more than $118 million for City of Hope and has honored some of the most important figures in the music and entertainment industry.

    Recent past honorees include Coran Capshaw, founder of Red Light Management; Joel A. Katz, chair of Global Entertainment and Media Practice of Greenberg Traurig; Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group; Frances W. Preston, former president and chief executive officer of BMI Music; Lia Vollack, president of Columbia Live Stage; Shelli and Irving Azoff, chairman and chief executive officer of Azoff MSG Entertainment; Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Apple's Internet Software Services; Rob Light, head of the music department, partner and managing director of Creative Artists Agency; and Doug Morris, former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.

    About City of Hope

    City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.

    For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram.

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on October 4, 2018 - 1:02pm

 

Oct. 11 Event Honoring Warner/Chappell’s Jon Platt to Feature Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Pharrell

Special Performances by Mary Mary and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Grammy-winning rapper, producer, Songwriters Hall-of-Famer, and So So Def label owner Jermaine Dupri will lead City of Hope’s first-ever after-party at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica following next week’s eagerly anticipated gala at the same location. Dupri was recently honored with his own exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The four-month So So Def exhibit is dedicated to his work in shaping hip-hop culture. This will be Dupri’s last event before he hits the road for the Cultural Curren$y Tour – a celebration of his Atlanta-based label’s 25th anniversary.

The Oct. 11 celebration supporting the acclaimed nonprofit will see Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, honored with the organization’s prestigious Spirit of Life® award. Beyoncé will perform at the gala, which will be hosted by Pharrell, with JAY-Z presenting the award to Platt.

Mary Mary, the four-time Grammy winning gospel duo, will treat gala attendees to a special performance. Sisters Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell are one of the most successful contemporary gospel acts in history. Their groundbreaking sound - featuring elements of soul, hip hop, funk, and jazz - has garnered two American Music Awards, ten Stellar Awards, twelve Dove Awards, three Soul Train Awards and three BET Awards in addition to their Grammy nominations and honors. 

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will open the night, providing a warm welcome to the star-studded event. The hard-edged funk band led by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide, with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act” and NPR hailing him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation.”

The after-party will be sponsored by D'USSÉ Cognac, Prisoner Wine, and Pepsi-Cola.

City of Hope is a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Each year, the organization recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music, film or entertainment. The coveted Spirit of Life® award is its highest honor, having been given to such noted figures as Quincy Jones, Mo Ostin, Clive Davis, Frances W. Preston, Shelli and Irving Azoff, Doug Morris, and Sir Lucian Grainge.

For more information about donating to City of Hope and purchasing tickets to the upcoming gala dinner, please visit CityofHope.org/mfei-spirit.

About Jermaine Dupri

In 1992, Dupri introduced to the world two 12-year-olds who wore their pants backwards by the name of Kris Kross. In February of that same year, their first song "Jump" was released and immediately soared to No. 1 on the pop charts, remaining there for eight weeks and branding Dupri as a 19-year-old phenomenon. With over 400 million records sold to date, Dupri, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is one of most successful producers in the music industry. His career milestones include the release of several platinum recordings as CEO of So So Def; winning a Grammy for Best R&B Song; and being honored with an ASCAP Golden Note Award, given to composers and songwriters who have achieved extraordinary milestones. Now, twenty-five years later, after the continued success of developing other teen stars Usher, TLC, and iconic So So Def artists such as Xscape, Da Brat, Bow Wow, and more, Dupri continues to impact hip-hop culture and the world of entertainment.

About Jon Platt

Jon Platt is chairman and chief executive officer of Warner/Chappell Music, the longest-standing major music publishing company in the world. Over the course of an extraordinary career — beginning as a teenaged DJ in Denver, climbing the ranks at EMI Music Publishing, joining Warner/Chappell in 2012, and rising to his current post in 2015 — Platt has championed everyone from JAY-Z to Beyoncé, from Kanye West to Drake, from Usher to Rihanna, and from Brandy to Janet Jackson.

For more than two decades, Platt has demonstrated a gift for recognizing great songwriters early and providing the environment for their creativity to flourish over long, successful careers. He is also well known as an influential advocate for songwriters’ rights and an inspiring mentor for the next generation of executives.

Under Platt’s global leadership, Warner/Chappell’s “focus on putting songwriters first is putting Warner/Chappell first.” The accomplishments of its songwriters have earned the company many top industry accolades, including Publisher of the Year at BMI’s Pop Awards and R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, and all four of ASCAP’s most prestigious honors: the Pop, Rhythm & Soul, Latin and, for five years running, the Country Awards. The company has broken records and made impressive market share gains in territories around the world, including being named the No.1 music publisher in Billboard’s quarterly airplay rankings.

Platt has served as vice chairman of the board of directors for the MusiCares Foundation and sits on the boards of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, the Motown Museum and the Living Legends Foundation. His family actively supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — where Platt’s wife, Angie, serves on the JDRF Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors and the international board of directors. In 2005, he launched the Big Jon Platt Scholarship Program, annually awarding three high school students from his hometown with college scholarships.

Platt has been featured on the Ebony Power 100 list and was named BRE Magazine’s “Man of the Year.” He has received the Visionary Award at the SESAC Pop Music Awards and been honored as the Music Visionary of the Year by the UJA-Federation of New York. In 2017, he was presented with Morehouse College’s Candle Award in Music, Business and Entertainment, the same year as Usher and Tyler Perry.

About City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group

Inspired by the guiding humanitarian principles of City of Hope and motivated by the institution's commitment to innovative medical research and compassionate patient care, a group of key industry executives founded the charity’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group in 1973. In its 45-year history, the group has raised more than $118 million for City of Hope and has honored some of the most important figures in the music and entertainment industry.

Recent past honorees include Coran Capshaw, founder of Red Light Management; Joel A. Katz, chair of Global Entertainment and Media Practice of Greenberg Traurig; Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group; Frances W. Preston, former president and chief executive officer of BMI Music; Lia Vollack, president of Columbia Live Stage; Shelli and Irving Azoff, chairman and chief executive officer of Azoff MSG Entertainment; Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Apple's Internet Software Services; Rob Light, head of the music department, partner and managing director of Creative Artists Agency; and Doug Morris, former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.

For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram.