BMI honored Noel Gallagher with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI London Awards. Guests included Raye, who also performed her brand new track, “Love Me Again,” and who was recognized with the BMI Impact Award (a brand new award for 2019). Anne-Marie and Niall Horan also attended the awards at London’s Savoy Hotel for an evening of celebration of the UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of the past year.
Noel Gallagher, one of Britain’s most acclaimed musicians, received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of his influence on songwriting within the music industry. On receiving this award, Gallagher joins an elite group of composers and songwriters who have received the President’s award for their exemplary contributions to the art of music. Previous recipients include Jay Kay (Jamiroquai), Kenny Chesney, P!NK, Willie Nelson, Adam Levine, and Gloria & Emilio Estefano, to name just a few.
Gallagher was presented with the prestigious award by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill. Upon accepting the award he said, “The awards are great and all that, thank you…the music itself is the real award.”
BMI also honored Camila Cabello with the prestigious Song of the Year award for her Top Ten platinum-selling UK single ”Never Be The Same,” also written with Noonie Bao (STIM), Adam ‘Frank Dukes’ Feeney (SOCAN), Sasha Sloan and published by Maidmetal Ltd and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She takes the spot from Ed Sheeran, who previously won the accolade three times - in 2016, 2017, and last year in 2018, with Johnny McDaid for “Shape Of You.” The award is given to the most performed song of the previous year by UK or European writers in the BMI catalog.
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