Max Martin to scoop top songwriting honour

Max Martin to scoop top songwriting honour

Top songwriter and super-producer Max Martin will be given the Clive Davis Legend In Songwriting Award at the annual Songs Of Hope event in September.

Martin’s career has seen him work with a stellar array of stars, from Taylor Swift to Britney Spears, Pink and Ariana Grande. Legendary label executive Davis will present him with the award.

The annual event in Sherman Oaks, California attracts an A-list music industry cast as it celebrates songs and songwriters and benefits the City Of Hope charity. Other winners at this year’s ceremony, held on September 28, include Hans Zimmer (Electronic Arts Composer Of The Century), Jack Antonoff (Martin Bandier Vanguard Award) and The Chainsmokers (Pandora Trendsetter Award).

Prior Songs Of Hope honourees and participants have included the likes of Burt Bacharach, Glen Ballard, Aloe Blacc, Colbie Caillat, Desmond Child, Natalie Cole, Gavin DeGraw, The Doobie Brothers, Jermaine Dupri, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Mark Mothersbaugh, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie, Dave Stewart, Swizz Beatz, Will.i.am, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Charli XCX.

The event is co-chaired by David Renzer, chairman & CEO of Spirit Music Group; Doug Davis, founder/principal of The Davis Firm; Evan Lamberg, president of Universal Music Publishing Group, North America; and Steve Schnur, president of music, Electronic Arts.

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