SZA has been added to the lineup for Songs of Hope. The event benefits cancer research and treatment center City of Hope today. It will hold its 14th edition on Sept. 13 at songwriter-producer Alex da Kid’s KIDinaKorner campus in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Last year’s event raised more than $400,000 for City of Hope.
The Universal Music Publishing Group and Top Dawg Entertainment artist will be named the first-ever “She Is The Music” honoree. UMPG Global Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson will present the award, which recognizes female songwriters for their contributions to music and impact on culture.
Among the music and entertainment industry VIPs in attendance at Songs of Hope XIV will be veteran executive and producer Clive Davis, producer/songwriter Benny Blanco, songwriter/record producer Mike Will Made-It, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman/CEO Marty Bandier, songwriter Sarah Aarons, composer and producer James Newton Howard and more. Songwriter-producer Jimmy Jam returns as master of ceremonies.