Warner Chappell Chairman & CEO Les Bider will be the recipient of the 2004 Abe Olman Award. Warner Chappell controls literally thousands of compositions, making the company one of the largest music publishers in the world, and Les Bider, through his savvy and entrepreneurial spirit, has taken his company places where few thought a music publisher could ever go. Over the years, Les has struck deals with many of today's hottest artists and songwriters, such as Sheryl Crow, Led Zeppelin, Dido and Nickelback, among many others. His drive and determination in all areas of Warner Chappell's operations ultimately expanded the company globally and increased its revenues tenfold during the first 10 years with the firm. Les Bider also sits on many industry and community Boards of Directors and Trustees, and has 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, the American Diabetes Father of the Year Award and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.
Johnny Mercer Award
Abe Olman Publisher Award
Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award
Patron of the Arts Award
What the World Needs Now is Love
Hal David Starlight Award