The Queen of England has honored Sony Songs Chairman Rob Stringer with a CBE ranking.
The Commander of the Buy of the British Empire (CBE) position was awarded for Stringer’s services to the songs industry and his philanthropic endeavors. The award is handed out every yr on New Year’s Working day and is amongst the best titles that can be bestowed upon British citizens.
“Rob Stringer is identified for an exceptional and sustained contribution to the British audio organization as very well as charity will cause and tackling discrimination,” the Uk government’s announcement reads.
“A transformational determine in the British tunes enterprise for around 4 many years, having labored his way through the ranks at Sony, he has nurtured fantastic expertise, regularly championed British artists and the British resourceful industries across the world, and worked tirelessly to guidance artists from assorted backgrounds.”
His current initiative to deal with racism and social injustice with a $100m Sony Songs fund, which has directly benefitted British isles charities operating to foster equal rights and enable handle structural inequality, is recognized as an sector main product.”
Other musicians and artists to have received honors from the Queen include Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Lucian Grange – chairman of Common Tunes Group. This calendar year, Melanie Brown of the Spice Women was awarded an MBE (Member of the Buy of the British Empire). Songwriter Bernie Taupin also joined Stringer in staying honored with a CBE.
Rob Stringer oversees Sony Audio Publishing and its roster of artists (Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo, Marvin Gaye) and Sony Tunes, the father or mother corporation to labels like Epic, RCA, Sony Tunes Latin, and Columbia. Sony is the second-greatest recorded tunes corporation in the globe, and Stringer took his place as chairman in 2016.
Pursuing the calls for social justice reform in 2020 following the death of George Floyd, Stringer set up a $100 million Social Justice Fund. The fund is supported by Sony Corp. and aims to support in anti-racist initiatives across the world.
Aside from the CBE honors from the Queen, Stringer will also be honored at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala. He’s slated to acquire the 2022 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons awards on January 30, 2022.
Rob Stringer was born and lifted in the United Kingdom, in Aylesbury, northwest of London. He graduated from Goldsmiths School, College of London, in 1984 and was awarded an honorary fellowship from the school in 2010.