Bider To Be Honored With Prestigious Award By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

06/10/04

Warner/Chappell Music Chairman Receives Abe Olman Award

Les Bider, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, Warner Music Group's award-winning music publishing company, will receive the Abe Olman Award at tonight's Songwriters Hall of Fame 35th Annual Awards. According to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, "The Abe Olman Award goes to a music publisher who has had a substantial number of songs that have become world-renowned and have furthered the careers and successes of many songwriters."

Leading Warner/Chappell to success for almost three decades, Bider has built the company into a dynamic and powerful business force that has been hands-on in the development, promotion and marketing of such major artists as Sheryl Crow, Dido, Disturbed, Nickelback and many others.

In the past, Bider has also been honored with the Children's Choice Award from Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, the Neil Bogart Memorial Foundation Award, the Robert Greenberg Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Jewish Community, American Diabetes Father of the Year Award and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. has a catalog of more than a million copyrights worldwide. These range from standards like "Happy Birthday," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Winter Wonderland," and the songs of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, to the contemporary music of Madonna, Radiohead, Nickelback, Dr. Dre, Dido, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott and others. Warner/Chappell is often a first stop for A&R executives and record, feature film and television producers and others who need to acquire song rights.

Source: Warner/Chappell Music