Paul Williams to Be Honored at Guild of Songs Supervisors Awards

Lyricist and composer Paul Williams will be honored by the 13th once-a-year Guild of New music Supervisors awards with the 2023 Icon award at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on March 5. The awards display will also be posthumously honoring former Sony Pics Amusement senior VP and tunes supervisor, Pilar McCurry.

Williams’ requirements have been recorded by this sort of adorned artists as Ray Charles, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, the Carpenters, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross and Willie Nelson, between others. He’s earlier been recognized with 6 Oscars, nine Grammys, 6 Golden Globes, and two Emmy nominations.

“There is a peculiar, gorgeous alchemy, that takes place when the fantastic tune placement transforms both the scene and the track,” explained Williams in a news launch. “I have been graced with several options to produce songs for picture in my career, and it feels like magic every solitary time. Thank you to the Guild of Music Supervisors for this unbelievable recognition.”

The Guild of Tunes Supervisors awards the Icon award to an artist and music supervisor who has created legendary contributions to the music and film market. Williams joins an acclaimed team of previous recipients which include Diane Warren, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Kenny Loggins, and Marc Shaiman.

The Legacy award is bestowed on a music supervisor who has built an influence within just the business about the training course of their career. Pilar McCurry was very best acknowledged for her do the job on movies these as “Love Jones,” “Stomp the Property,” “Set It Off” and “Men in Black.”

Pilar McCurry (Courtesy of The Guild of Audio Supervisors)

In the course of her 25-12 months profession, McCurry worked on tasks with artists like Will Smith, Beyoncé, Questlove, Aaliyah, Enrique Iglesias, Lauryn Hill, 2Pac and En Vogue. She passed absent in March 2018 at the age of 53. Previous recipients of the award incorporate songs supervisors Mitchell Leib, Maureen Crowe, Bob Hunka, Joel Sill, Gary Lemel, and Chris Montan.

“We are thrilled to honor Paul Williams and Pilar McCurry at our 13th Once-a-year Awards. Both of those have contributed immensely to the Leisure Sector by their songs and supervision,” reported the Guild of Audio Supervisors VP Madonna Wade Reed. “Also, this calendar year we have concentrated on curating presenting duos that will contain just one supervisor and just one member from the enjoyment local community. This is a wonderful chance to emphasize and showcase the link and collaboration Songs Supervision has to all the elements of the storytelling approach.”

Undertaking at this year’s Guild of New music Supervisors Awards are nominees Gaby Moreno and Ruth B. Gaby will supply a rendition of “A Track In My Heart” from “The Valet,” while Ruth B. will accomplish her track “Paper Airplanes” from “Jazzman’s Blues.” Joshua Radin is also verified to execute in tribute to Paul Williams. Movie star Presenters consist of Sharon Stone, Debbie Allen, Pamela Adlon, Lindsey Blaufarb, and Odeya Hurry. See much more nominees here.