Annie Lennox, iconic singer, songwriter and philanthropist, is to be honoured with the 22nd Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS).
This prestigious music award is presented to Annie at a gala dinner in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British music and her tireless charity work.
David Munns OBE, chairman of the MITS Award committee, said: "This is very much an award from the wider British music business to honour Annie Lennox’s unique contributions to our industry. Every year – and this is our 22nd year – the British music industry comes together to honour and salute one person’s special contribution.
“This year the MITS Award is being presented to Annie in recognition of her universally acclaimed status as artist, songwriter, HIV/Aids Activist and social activist who indefatigably supports and raises awareness for HIV charities in Africa, and champions humanitarian causes.
“One of Britain’s most successful songwriters, the recipient of eight BRIT Awards, four Ivor Awards and four Grammys and the most successful female British artist in UK music history with over 80 million records sold worldwide: Annie Lennox we salute and celebrate you.”
So far, this star studded evening has raised £4.3million through table sales, sponsorship opportunities, pledges and auctions. It’s an amazing night and in 2012 guests were treated to fantastic live performances from winner Gary Barlow, Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams and also Take That.
Since 1992, the Music Industry Trusts has benchmarked achievement and generosity in the British music business, through its Music Industry Trusts Award, presented at an annual awards dinner. Previous award recipients to name but a few include the first honouree, John Deacon CBE, Director General of the British Phonographic Industry; producer Sir George Martin; Oscar-winning musician/composer John Barry; music retail maven Brian McLaughlin; Sir Elton John and his partner in song, Bernie Taupin; talent finder extraordinaire, Rob Dickins CBE; visionary artist Peter Gabriel; Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grange; the Pop Princess Kylie Minogue; Jonathan Ross whose programmes have provided hugely influential exposure for new artists, the legend that is Tom Jones, piano player, big band leader, TV presenter and former punk pop-star Jools Holland and Gary Barlow.
When: Monday 4th November 2013
Where: Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London
Cost: Tables of 10 from £3,350 plus VAT (individual tickets from £335 plus VAT)
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