Clive Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jermaine Dupri, Gavin DeGraw, Randy Jackson and More to Appear at Songs of Hope IV

Event to Feature Special Performances and Exclusive Sheet Music Auction

By (BI) Susanna Daniel

LOS ANGELES -- Stevie Wonder, Clive Davis, Jermaine Dupri and other industry greats will take part in Songs of Hope IV, a special silent auction and awards benefit for City of Hope on November 1.

Held at the Esquire House 360 in Beverly Hills, the event will feature intimate performances by Stevie Wonder, Gavin DeGraw, and others. In addition, Clive Davis will present Stevie Wonder with "The Clive Davis Legends in Songwriting" award. Jermaine Dupri will receive "The Songs of Hope Music Innovator" award and Gavin DeGraw will be receiving "The Martin Bandier New Horizons" award. Randy Jackson of American Idol fame will MC part of the event. Proceeds from Songs of Hope IV support City of Hope's fight against cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

The exclusive Songs of Hope silent auction and awards benefit features rare and one-of-a-kind sheet music, original lyrics and Oscar-nominated scores and songs signed by internationally recognized composers and artists such as Paul Simon, Sting, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, and will also feature film scores from such hit movies as Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.

Guests will also enjoy the surroundings of the exclusive Esquire House 360. Billed as the ultimate bachelor pad, Esquire House 360 is a 17,000 square-foot Italian villa in Beverly Hills that brings the magazine to life and reflects the lifestyle of today's modern man. Leading brands have been innovatively incorporated into the House, including DKNY, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, and others.

"Cancer and other life-threatening diseases affect us all," said David Renzer, Songs of Hope event chair and Chairman/CEO of UMPG. "Since 2003, Songs of Hope has raised over $500,000 for lifesaving research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope. We are pleased to have the music publishing and songwriting community and Esquire support City of Hope's advanced research and treatment programs."

"This event brings together talented artists, composers and friends in the music industry who share our vision of a world free from cancer, HIV/AIDS and life-threatening diseases," said Britta Bucholz, senior director of the Music and Entertainment Industry for City of Hope. "The advancements in medicine at City of Hope are made possible by their continuous support and dedication to the cause."

In the past, the annual event has been hosted at the homes of prominent GRAMMY Award winning producers and artists such as Glen Ballard, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and most recently, Lionel Richie.

Songs of Hope IV presenting sponsors include Universal Music Publishing Group, ASCAP, Peermusic, Warner Chappell, Famous Music, EMI Music Publishing, Harry Fox Agency and National Association of Music Publishers. Affiliate sponsors include APM Music, BMG Music Publishing, BMI, Windswept, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

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