Tremendous recording industry brand enters 25th year broadcasting globally from Monaco, with new ties to Liberace and Las Vegas
Melissa Corken, the Monaco resident who founded and is the Executive Producer of the World Music Awards, has joined the Advisory Board of the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts.
“The World Music Awards has attracted an unparalleled international audience for decades. The organization’s practice of awarding of the highest selling artists in many countries has cemented Melissa’s relationships with industry headliners from all over the world. Her experience in producing world-class talent showcases will be invaluable to the Foundation,” says Jonathan Warren, chairman of the board, Liberace Foundation. Born in Belfast, Ireland, Corken studied language in the south of France before becoming a television personality and recording two top 40 songs in Italy. The recording business led her to produce celebrity events, culminating in 1989 when she founded and produced the World Music Awards, under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco.
The World Music Awards is a charity benefit honoring the best-selling recording artists from around the world. In addition to creating and producing the awards ceremony, the organization builds hospitals, schools and orphanages through the Monaco Aide et Presence Foundation and with the Comboni Missionary Association which assists underdeveloped areas in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Brazil.