iHeartMedia’s Bob Pittman, Rich Bressler, John Sykes and Tom Poleman have been named UJA-Federation of New York’s Music Visionaries of the Year.
The foursome will be honored for their outstanding professional and philanthropic achievements at the annual Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon on June 11, 2019 in New York City.
“Bob, Rich, John, and Tom are true powerhouses who are reshaping the entertainment industry through ingenuity and innovation,” said Daniel Glass, president & founder of Glassnote Entertainment Group and vice chair of UJA’s Entertainment, Media & Communications Division. “While devoted to redefining the way millions of people consume music, they are equally committed to social responsibility and improving millions of lives –and it’s why they’re so deserving of this honor.”
One of the most recognized industry events for nearly 20 years, the Music Visionary Luncheon attracts more than 600 of the most respected and well-regarded executives and an A-list roster of talent. Past performers include Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard, Leon Bridges, Alessia Cara, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Jennifer Hudson and many more.
Funds raised at the event are shared across various UJA efforts, ranging from its Music for Youth initiative, which enables and supports quality children’s music education programming, to its annual campaign, which supports the most vulnerable in our community.