LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — On Monday night, Rob Stringer, global CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, was presented with the Music Industry Trusts Award during a gala at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
Stringer, one of the most well-regarded, respected and successful executives in the worldwide music business, joined the ranks of previous honourees including Roger Daltrey CBE, Sir Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Sir George Martin, Simon Cowell, Michael Eavis CBE and Annie Lennox OBE.
Stringer, who started his career at in London at CBS Records, as a graduate trainee, has served as the managing director of Epic Records and Chairman of Sony Music UK. A swell, he did stints in the US as Chairman of Sony Music Entertainment’s Columbia
Stringer’s most recent accomplishments include contributing to the success success of EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers and, more recently, Harry Styles’ breakout solo career.
Stringer was promoted to CEO of Sony Music Entertainment worldwide in October last year.
The awards gala included performances by Jeff Lynne’s ELO, George Ezra and Camila Cabello, all artists who have collaborated with Stringer in the past.