British exec Rob Stringer, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, will be honored with the Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award in November.
Stringer will collect the gong at a London event. It recognizes outstanding achievement in a music business career while raising money for the Brit Trust and Nordoff Robbins.
The MITs Award has previously been won by the likes of Sir George Martin, Sir Lucian Grainge, Sir Elton John, Michael Eavis and Annie Lennox.
David Munns, chairman of the MITs Award committee, said: “Rob’s extraordinary perception of how talent and artistry develops has brought him to the pinnacle of achievement in the music business.
“He is acknowledged and admired by colleagues, peers and competitors alike, while artists around the world value his integrity and support.
“Rob Is acknowledged and admired by colleagues, peers and competitors alike, while artists around the world value his integrity and support.”
“This is what we aim to recognise every year with the Music Industry Trusts Award, and there’s no one more deserving of the honor than Rob.”
Stringer became Sony Music CEO in April, stepping up from his long-term post as CEO and Chairman of Columbia Records in New York.
He started his career at CBS Records in 1985, before being named MD of Epic in 1992 and then stepping up to Chairman of Sony Music U.K. in 2001.
Stringer has worked closely with artists including Adele, One Direction, David Bowie, George Michael, Sade, The Manic Street Preachers, The Chainsmokers and Daft Punk.
He has received a number of awards throughout his 30+ year career, including UJA’s Music Visionary of the Year in 2013, presented by Adele, the ‘Strat’ Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement from Music Week in 2014, and the Clive Davis Visionary Award from Billboard magazine in 2016.Music Business Worldwide