Sykes to Receive Lifetime Music Industry Award
Clear Channel President of Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes, will receive the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at the 38th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala to be held on Tuesday, October 22, in New York City. Prior to joining Clear Channel, Sykes was a member of the original team that founded MTV in 1981 and spent 21 years at Viacom. He was the President of VH1 from 1994-2002 and led the rebrand of the television network to a music and pop culture channel. He served as chairman and CEO of Infinity Broadcasting from 2002-2005.
The T.J. Martell Foundation has also announced that Sting and Bryan Adams will perform at the star-studded annual event. President Bill Clinton, also a past T.J. Martell Foundation honoree, will present Sykes with the prestigious award. The Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award is the T.J. Martell Foundation’s most prestigious music industry honor and is awarded to a person who has made profound contributions to the music and entertainment industries.