The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) revealed honorees for its second annual Music in Action Awards Gala on September 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Jon “Big Jon” Platt, chairman and CEO of Sony Music Publishing (pictured at left), will be receiving the Clarence Avant Trailblazer award. Kevin Liles, CEO of 300 Elektra Entertainment (right), will be honored with the BMAC Social Impact award alongside Amazon Music and the Recording Academy. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, attorney and author Brittany K. Barnett, and Cultural Creators’ Joi Brown will be recipients of the BMAC Change Agent award. And finally, Rep. Maxine Waters (center) will receive the inaugural BMAC Icon award.