SOURCE: Manhattan Center Studios

August 16, 2013 11:11 ET

Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom to Host 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on August 22

Cash Money's Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams To Be Honored as BMI Icons

NEW YORK CITY, NY--(Marketwired - August 16, 2013) -  The 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show -- honoring the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of the past year -- comes to Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom, located at 311 West 34th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, on Thursday, August 22.

The prestigious ceremony returns to New York this year, and appropriately so, since the city is the birthplace of hip-hop. It was on the streets of the South Bronx that this now worldwide cultural phenomenon and groundbreaking style of music was born.

This year's awards show will honor Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams -- co-founders of the influential music company Cash Money -- as BMI Icons. The BMI Icon designation is bestowed upon artists who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. As the 2013 honorees, the Williams brothers join a legendary list that includes Mariah Carey, the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard and Al Green, among others.

About Hammerstein Ballroom

With a concert capacity of 3,500, Hammerstein Ballroom combines a magnificent, century-old former opera house with fully integrated 21st century media and entertainment production technology. One of New York's most elegant and versatile special event destinations, Hammerstein Ballroom is the venue of choice for corporate event planners, producers, and show promoters.

About Manhattan Center

Centrally located in the heart of New York City, Manhattan Center ( strives for excellence with every event. The extensive facilities include recording and television production studios in addition to the famed Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms. Manhattan Center has been the facility of choice for household name artists, composers, concert promoters, municipality and political parties, television events, fashion shows, corporations, not-for-profits, record companies and worldwide and local organizations. 

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