British exec Stringer receives his CBE for companies to UK inventive industries, to social justice and to charity.
Summing up Stringer’s achievements, the UK authorities’s International, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace writes: “Rob Stringer is recognised for an distinctive and sustained contribution to the British music enterprise in addition to charity causes and tackling discrimination.
“A transformational determine within the British music enterprise for over 4 many years, having labored his means by means of the ranks at Sony, he has nurtured distinctive expertise, constantly championed British artists and the British inventive industries throughout the globe and labored tirelessly to help artists from various backgrounds.
“His latest initiative to deal with racism and social injustice with a £75 million [USD $100m] Sony Music fund, which has immediately benefitted UK charities working to foster equal rights and assist handle structural inequality, is recognised as an trade main mannequin.”
Stringer is certainly one of a handful of music trade figures awarded within the Queen’s New Yr’s Honours 2022.
Others on the checklist embody lyricist Bernie Taupin (CBE, awarded for distinctive companies to music) and Spice Lady, Melanie Brown (MBE, awarded for companies to charitable causes and weak girls).
The Queen’s New Yr’s honours are solely given out yearly to folks throughout a spread of sectors.
As Chairman of Sony Music Group, Rob Stringer heads up the mother or father firm of each Sony Music Publishing – the world’s largest music publishing firm – and Sony Music Leisure (SME), the world’s second largest recorded music firm. (Stringer is moreover CEO of SME.)
Stringer additionally serves as an Officer of Sony Corp. because the Senior Government in command of the Music Enterprise.
In 2021, Stringer applied two applications – Artists and Songwriters Ahead – that noticed Sony take the unprecedented transfer of disregarding unrecouped balances for 1000’s of heritage artists and songwriters on its books.
These applications additionally prioritize well being and wellness help for creators all over the world.
In 2020, Stringer was instrumental within the launch of Sony Corp’s USD $100 million Social Justice Fund to help social justice and anti-racist initiatives all over the world.
Born at Royal Air Drive Halton, Stringer grew up in Aylesbury, UK and attended Goldsmiths School, College of London the place he gained a BA Honours in Sociology in 1984 and was awarded an honorary fellowship in 2010.
The announcement of Stringer’s CBE comes weeks earlier than the Sony Music boss is because of obtain one other main honour – the 2022 Grammy Salute To Business Icons award – in Los Angeles.
Stringer is the second fashionable international main music firm chief to be honoured by the Queen: In 2016, Common Music Group Chairman & CEO, Sir Lucian Grainge, was Knighted within the Queen’s Birthday Honours.Music Enterprise Worldwide