UTA’s David Zedeck & Music Executives Brandon Goodman & Danny Rukasin Among 2022 Peace Ambassador Recipients

United Talent Agency’s Global Co-Head of Music David Zedeck and music directors Brandon Goodman and Danny Rukasin are among the honorees at the fourth annual Ambassadors of Peace (AOP) event in October. 26 in Beverly Hills. The outdoor event is sponsored by the non-profit Creative Community for Peace (CCFP).

Other honorees include Autumn Rowewho won a Grammy in April as featured artist, songwriter and producer on Jon Batistewinner of album of the year, We are; four-time Emmy winner Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek and SCTV network); and Emmy wins Darren Starr (Sex and the City).

“Creative Community for Peace was founded by entertainment industry professionals passionate about the artistic community’s unique ability to act as a unifying force for tolerance and peace,” CCFP Co-Founder David Renzer and director Ari Angel said in a statement. “CCFP strongly believes in the ability of artists to impact lives and affect positive change around the world. The 2022 AOP honorees exemplify the spirit of our mission – to build bridges and advocate for peace through the arts.”

Goodman and Rukasin co-founded Best Friends Music, a Los Angeles-based music management company, in 2018. They have helped manage Grammy and Oscar winners Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connelland mixing engineer Rob Kinelskiwho has won five Grammys for his work with Eilish, and Bishop Briggs. They also have separate administration clients. Goodman and Rukasin executive produced Apple TVs Billie Eilish: The world is a little blurry and Eilish’s Disney+ concert film Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles.

Zedeck previously served as Live Nation Entertainment’s executive vip and president of global talent and artist development.

In addition to Batiste, Rowe has collaborated with artists such as Dua Lipa, Pit bull, Zendaya, Ava Max, Leona Lewis, Tori Kelly and Kali Uchis. In a statement, Rowe said: “In today’s world, the arts can act as a panacea for division and fear. Through my work, I have made it a priority to use my platform to fight racism and anti-Semitism. I am honored to be recognized by the CCFP, an organization , embodying my same commitment to using the arts as a channel for peace and connection.”

Past AOP honorees include Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr.; Grammy-winning songwriter and 14-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren; reggae great and eight-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley; music manager Scooter Braun; and Warner Records CEO/Co-Chairman Aaron Bay-Schuck.

Tickets range from $250 for a general ticket to $100,000 for a 10-ticket sponsorship package. More information can be found at event website.

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