Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview focusing on his philanthropic mission.
Braun has instilled philanthropy as a cornerstone of the SB Projects philosophy, designing a charitable element for each company initiative executed at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, and culture. In 2017, Braun organized the One Love Manchester benefit concert following a terrorist attack at Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert. The benefit featured a star-studded lineup that included Grande, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Marcus Mumford, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Take That, Imogen Heap, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams, and Liam Gallagher. One Love Manchester raised over $22 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund supporting concert victims and their families. Three months later, Braun organized Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon. The hour-long broadcast, containing A-list celebrities including George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, and Robert De Niro to name a few, raised more than $62 million to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. It was later announced that those affected by Hurricane Maria would also benefit from the event.