Cash Money Founders To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award – Billboard
Cash Money Records Co-Founders Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams will be celebrated as 2022 Lifetime Achievement Honorees when the Living Legends Foundation presents its annual awards gala on October 7. Living Legends will also celebrate its 30th anniversary at the gala, which marks the organization’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Williams siblings are among a total of nine honorees who will be honored at the Taglyan Resort in Hollywood. Additional winners, representing the music, radio, streaming and television industries, include:
charlamagne the godco-host of a syndicated radio show The breakfast club: Jerry Boulding Radio Executive Award
Curtis SymondsCEO of HBCUGO.TV: Media Icon Award
Geo BivinsPort Perry Entertainment CEO: Music Executive Award
Johnnie WalkerFounder/CEO National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment, Inc. (NABFEME): Mike Bernardo Female Executive Award
Tuma Basadirector of black music and culture at YouTube: Digital Executive Award
Sharon HeywardFounder/CEO of The Solutionist LLC: AD Washington President’s Award
Hank Caldwellfounder/CEO of Expert Fixer: The Founders Award
Announcing the return of the gala, the president of the Living Legends Foundation David Linnon said, “It’s been almost three years since we got together for our annual gala. Fortunately, COVID has not stopped the organization or its mission to serve our community through difficult times for so many. Sadly, over the past few years, we have lost many of our comrades who were longtime champions in the music and entertainment industries. We are immensely blessed and grateful to have been able to honor and celebrate those who are still with us.
“We are also indebted to all of the music labels, companies, organizations and individuals who have financially supported the foundation and its mission during COVID,” Linton added. “We look to the next 30 years with a renewed spirit of gratitude, vision and energy.”
Founder/Chair Emeritus of the Living Legends Foundation Ray Harris added, “The Living Legends Foundation is the oldest black music organization to date. It’s no small feat that we were able to survive; for many years we were the only black organization standing. I am humbled and deeply grateful to the current and past presidents, board of directors, advisory board members, honorees, and all who have volunteered and kept the vision of this organization alive, especially during the times difficult and difficult. We look forward to reuniting with our music industry family and celebrating each other.
Additional details about the Living Legends Awards gala will be announced in the coming months.
For more information about the Living Legends Foundation and its various financial and educational programs, visit livinglegendsfoundation.com.