Vivian Scott Chew is undeniably a pioneering risk-taker in every sense of the word. As Founder and Principal of TimeZone International, she stands as an innovative figure in the global music and entertainment industry.

One of Scott Chew’s foundational steps was at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), where she was the first African-American female membership represent awards,” which became an instant success and has grown to become an ASCAP staple event celebrating its 33rd year. She then founded the “ASCAP Rhythm and Soul.

Together, Ray and Vivian own Chew Entertainment, a premier event production firm. They have a great reverence for live music, working with clients such as the Apollo Theatre, The National Urban League, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The American Heart Association, Jackie Robinson Foundation, and Carnegie Hall.




Music Director/Producer/Composer Ray Chew’s work can be found across multiple networks in various TV offerings, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. 

Ray’s music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, The President’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball, and the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

A man of vision and purpose – Ray Chew remains steadfast in his commitment to philanthropy through his Power 2 Inspire Foundation and fundraising efforts in partnership with the American Federation of Musicians to benefit out-of-work musicians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each year, this award is presented to an individual or institution that promotes and exemplifies leadership, demonstrates a record of social responsibility and diversity, and exhibits an unwavering commitment to education and economic empowerment for all.