Serving as an inspiration to all creative people & entrepreneurs in the evolving music & entertainment industries, iconic hit songwriter Diane Warren will be honored at the 2013 IES – INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT held August 7-11 in the NoHo Arts District of Southern California with the first ever IES SONGWRITER HONOR. Diane Warren is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of our time. Her songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in six Academy Award® nominations. Additionally, she has been nominated for nine Grammys, (winning for the song “Because You Loved Me”), nominated for five Golden Globes, and has been named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year six times. Some of her big movie hits include “How Do I Live” performed by Trisha Yearwood for Con Air and also a chart-topper by LeAnn Rimes as well, “Because You Loved Me” sung by Celine Dion for the film Up Close and Personal, “Music Of My Heart,” performed by *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan for the film Music Of The Heart, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” performed by Aerosmith for Armageddon, and “Do You Feel Me” from American Gangster sung by Anthony Hamilton.
Diane works with popular acts, including: Justin Bieber, Snoop Lion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Akon, Jesse J, Emile Sande, Paloma Faith, Jennifer Hudson, Keyshia Cole, among many others.
During her impressive career, Warren has written for iconic artists such as: Whitney Houston, Cher, Aerosmith, Elton John, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Brandy, *NSYNC, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Mariah Carey, and Barbra Streisand, among many others.
Diane won the 2011 Golden GlobeAward for Best Original Song for the powerful ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” which is performed by Cher in the movie Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.
In 2012, Diane was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the song “Born To Be Somebody” from Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” album, and “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque, both in the category of Best Song Written for Visual Media.
She also wrote the song “I Was Here” for Beyoncé’s latest record, “4,” which hit
number one on the Billboard charts. The video for the song was filmed at the U.N. to launch World Humanitarian Day, and it has reached over 1 billion people.
Diane most recently wrote the original song “Silver Lining” performed by Jesse J for the critically acclaimed, award-winning film Silver Linings Playbook. In addition, her song “Get Used To Me,” is performed by Jessica Mauboy as the end title to The Sapphires. Warren’s original song “Unfinished Songs” for the film Unfinished Song is performed by Celine Dion as the end-title. She wrote the original song “Bleed For Love” for the upcoming Fall release Winnie which is sung by the film’s star Jennifer Hudson.
Warren owns her publishing company, Realsongs; the most successful female-owned and operated business in the music industry. “IES is all about empowering artists, writers, producers & execs to grow their business,” states IES Founder & Co-Executive Director Jay Warsinske, “& having such a successful creative entrepreneur as Diane Warren come to IES & accept the very first IES SONGWRITING HONOR is a landmark event to inspire the creative community!”
IES – the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT is a five day Music, Entertainment & Tech conference & festival held every August in L.A. – the entertainment capitol of the world. This year held August 7-11, the conference part is held by day in the famed NoHo Arts District, just north of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS & including the Television Academy/home of the EMMYS, Arts Institute, El Portal Theatre, The Federal, Amp Studios, 17 Hertz Complex, Arc Cultural Center, Laemmle Theatre, NRG Studios & other leaders in the creative community. IES features over 80 in-depth industry seminars, workshops & keynotes by over 100 industry leaders from across the industry. A special focus at IES is on how to make money in today’s business, industry success techniques by current hit makers/entrepreneurs, & how to build business, revenues & opportunities in the expanding entertainment world – from music to movies, from TV to tech & beyond. In addition IES features major networking events, DEAL LINK – with 1-0n-1 meetings, & the IES HONORS & other special events. Other legends being honored at this year’s IES are Smokey Robinson, Dr. Dre, Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Rhoads, Chuck D, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Ice Cube, Cee Lo Green, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue & Slash. By evening IES will have special concerts, showcases, film screening & more from NoHo to Citywalk, to Hollywood to the Downtown Arts District – all on the ‘creative corridor’ growing in L.A. along the subway route. For more info on registering for IES go to the official website: www.IESfest.com or call 818-505-9537.