Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), announced that Britpop songwriter, Noel Gallagher, will receive the BMI President’s Award at this year’s BMI London Awards in recognition of his influence on songwriting within the music industry. The event will be taking place at London’s Savoy Hotel on Oct. 21 and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill.
Noel Gallagher follows a group of past honorees (Jay Kay, Kenny Chesney, P!NK, Willie Nelson, Adam Levine, Gloria & Emilio Estefan) who have received the BMI President’s Award for their contributions to the art of music and have significantly influenced the entertainment industry.
Noel Gallagher has a quarter of a century-long music career with his former band Oasis and with current band High Flying Birds since 2011. Gallagher also recently won the 2018 Q Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music and Best Solo Artist.
In addition to the President’s Award, this year's ceremony will also honor pop singer-songwriter RAYE as the first recipient of The BMI Impact Award.
RAYE co-writes for the likes of Beyoncé, Charlie XCX, Major Lazer, Little Mix, Khalid, Ellie Goulding, John Legend and more. She has amassed over 1 billion global streams, and her own hits.
The annual gala will also pay tribute to the UK and European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television from BMI’s repertoire of nearly 15 million musical works. Million-Air Awards, Song of the Year, and awards for Pop, Film, Television and Cable Television Music will also be presented throughout the evening. Last year’s recipients include Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne, Tinie Tempah, James Arthur, and songwriters Caroline Ailin and Johnny McDaid.