SONA Warrior Awards to Honor Justin Tranter, Rissi Palmer, Elizabeth Matthews, Allee Willis

SONA Warrior Awards are taking place in Los Angeles on October 29th at 1Hotel.

The SONA Warrior Awards celebrate the immense talent and hard work of individuals known for their high-profile accomplishments within the music industry, while honoring their tireless efforts advocating for songwriters’ rights. A breakdown of this years event below. Please let us know if you’d like to speak with any of the Honorees or the members of SONA (such as Grammy award-winning artist for Album of the Year 2021, Autumn Rowe).


Rissi Palmer - for her talent, resilience, and leadership 

Justin Tranter - for making revolutionary advancements in the music business (Known for his work in the LGBTQ+ community + working with stars such as Julia Michaels, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and many more)

Elizabeth Matthews - for being a longstanding champion for songwriters (CEO of ASCAP)

Allee Willis - to honor her legacy and impact made across genres (Posthumous Award – Most famously known for the ‘Friends’ theme, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and many more)


Stuart Wilson (representing SONA's work in the Caribbean) 

Miko Marks (Rissi Palmer)

Brenda Russell (Allee Willis) 


Autumn Rowe ( Rissi Palmer)

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis & Paul Williams ( Elizabeth Matthews)

Shelly Peiken & Andrae Alexander ( to Tina Fasbender on behalf of Allee Willis)

Shane McAnally ( Justin Tranter)


Bonnie McKee

Shane Stevens

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