Rob Stringer, Chairman, Sony Music Group, has received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) honour by Queen Elizabeth II.
British exec Stringer receives his CBE for services to UK creative industries, to social justice and to charity.
Summing up Stringer’s achievements, the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office writes: “Rob Stringer is recognised for an exceptional and sustained contribution to the British music business as well as charity causes and tackling discrimination.
“A transformational figure in the British music business for over four decades, having worked his way through the ranks at Sony, he has nurtured exceptional talent, consistently championed British artists and the British creative industries across the globe and worked tirelessly to support artists from diverse backgrounds.
“His recent initiative to tackle racism and social injustice with a £75 million [USD $100m] Sony Music fund, which has directly benefitted UK charities working to foster equal rights and help address structural inequality, is recognised as an industry leading model.”
Stringer is one of a handful of music industry figures awarded in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2022.
Others on the list include lyricist Bernie Taupin (CBE, awarded for exceptional services to music) and Spice Girl, Melanie Brown (MBE, awarded for services to charitable causes and vulnerable women).
The Queen’s New Year’s honours are only given out once a year to people across a range of sectors. (MBW)