Braun, alongside his very pregnant wife Yael Cohen (eight months along with their third child) described being the grandchild of Holocaust survivors – his grandfather was in Dachau and his grandmother Auschwitz. But despite those hardships, his grandmother lit up every room she entered, he said, also recounting the moment when his client Justin Bieber name-checked her from the stage at his Tel-Aviv concert and also took her by the hand as the group viewed the Yad Vashem museum on that same trip.
… "It’s not about picking sides, but sadly, many artists are getting false information about what’s happening there and are pressured to cancel their shows.” Whatever your thoughts on the Middle East, the music should never be silenced," he added. Describing his performance of a song he wrote about the Holocaust before a crowd of 7,000 during a March of the Living trip to Israel, Ben-Horin, who signed budding rapper Bhad Bhabie and has worked extensively with the likes of David Guetta and Flo-rida, described the country as the region’s “only democracy, a place where Christians and Muslims live as well as Jews.
When WMG’s Ben-Horin came up to accept the award, his Moroccan father and Egyptian mother were front and center, kvelling as his dad recorded the proceedings on his iPhone. The same could be said for his mentor Mike Caren, founder and CEO of Artist Partner Group.
As long as he doesn’t have a club in his hand.” “Roger Waters and I play golf together and sometimes I really get into it with him because I think he’s misinformed. The New York-born son of Israeli parents insists on personally contacting any performer who refuses to perform in the country. YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen, who claimed he wasn’t previously aware of CCFP, was more pointed. Actually, the golf course is the best place to tell someone that. “The best way for people to come together is through music,” said Cohen.
There were several mentions of providing a counter-narrative to the so-called BDS  crowd, but for the most part the message isn’t meant to polarize or proselytize, as much as preserving and promoting music’s universal appeal.
"The best way to change the world is to have an open, honest dialogue for peace and understanding on all sides," Braun (pictured below with Rose, at far left, and Rosenberg) told Variety. Later "winging" his acceptance speech, he called for “everyone to also play in the West Bank, or any country where their voice can be heard to make a change.”
Records, Warner Music Group and the Leon Charney Resolution Center.” /> Variety was the media sponsor for the event – Israeli-born Executive Editor, Music, Shirley Halperin also received recognition — along with Atlantic Records, The Blavatnik Family Foundation, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Warner Bros.
But it’s all rooted in kindness, making sure we’re voicing the other side to an extremely aggressive narrative. “This is an action committee. There’s a team here that circulates e-mails and dispenses information. “This isn’t just about Israel, it’s about artists being free to perform wherever they want,” said honoree Jacobson, whose label is home to DJ Snake and the late Avicii. It’s all about opening up a dialogue.” We don’t just write a check.
While Israel is the focal point of CCFP's efforts — specifically targeting the BDS (Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions) boycott of western artists performing in the country, led by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters — the greater message of peace and bridge-building through artistic freedom also resonated.
The sold out event held in the backyard of entertainment attorney Aaron Rosenberg and TV producer Danny Rose’s lavish Hancock Park home was a who's who of industry big whigs from the film, television and music worlds. The fundraiser was organized by CCFP co-chair David Renzer of Spirit Music Group (pictured above, at right). SB Projects founder Scooter Braun, Geffen Records President Neil Jacobson and Warner Music Group Global VP of A&R Aton Ben-Horin were recognized as “Ambassadors of Peace" by Hollywood organization Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) on Thursday night.
Records' new executive team of Co-Chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck, who started his job officially on Monday, and co-Chairman/COO Tom Corson, along with music attorney Eric Greenspan, songwriting legends Diane Warren and Desmond Child, veteran managers Benny Medina and Andy Gould, ABC VP Scott Igoe, Pulse Music Group’s Josh Abraham and Jason Bernard, ASCAP’s Loretta Munoz, recording artist Taylor Dayne, Atlantic Records signings Bhad Bhabie and Alec Benjamin (who performed two songs acoustically in honor of Ben-Horin), producer Scott Storch, actor Josh Duhamel, Yiddish theater vet Mike Burstyn and “Fauda” star Rona-Lee Shimon, among a host of others. The 400-plus guest list included Warner Bros.
Creative Community for Peace, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Oct 2018

He then revealed that he will be attending the Scotlandville Magnet High School in his hometown Baton Rouge, LA. At age 17, he has also got some cosign from some seasoned veterans in the game. The rapper who is also known as YoungBoy Never Broke Again made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Wednesday (Oct. #nbayoungboy going back to school!?? He was also arrested for a robbery incident that authorities say he was involved where he was sent to a detention center. 25). A post shared by DJ Akademiks (@akadmiks) on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:08pm PDT YoungBoy has since been trying to clean up his image and even signed a new deal with Atlantic Records. The “Untouchable” rapper is currently one of the most promising new rappers in the game, but he dropped out of high school at the 9th grade so he could focus on his blossoming rap career. “They accepted me in public school,” the rapper said. Since breaking onto the rap scene this year with his mega hit “Untouchable,” YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been doing very well while building a name for himself in a crowded field. Seems the label has been pushing him to enroll back in school and now he has a chance to get his high school diploma. Tweet
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NBA YoungBoy says he is heading to high school to get his diploma.