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Peter Gabriel awarded the ‘Pioneer’ Award by the BT Digital Music Awards

“The event is called the BT Digital Music Awards, which is taking place this year on October 3rd at the Roundhouse. It’s the first music awards show to go into the Roundhouse since it’s been refurbished and we’re really looking forward to hosting a show with live music in there.The Digital Music Awards is in its sixth year now, and celebrates UK music artists, projects and services across digital platforms. The awards are either voted for by professional panels, or the public, or a combination of both. Last year’s event at the Hammersmith Palais featured live performances from Magic Numbers, Turin Brakes, Roots Manuva, The Crimea, Mew and Goldie Lookin’ Chain in collaboration with the Philharmonia. A specially-commissioned TV programme was then aired on Channel 4 the following night, which included pre-recorded features on digital music, interviews with more artists as well as the live performances and interviews from the awards show.

Since “digital” is such big news these days, we felt it was important to give an award this year to remind people of some of the early work that was done to get us to where we are now. We want to call this the Pioneer Award and we’d like the very first one to go to Peter”

A specially-commissioned TV programme has been made for Channel 4. This will be going out twice. Once on the 7th October, which will be a 15 minute round up of the awards and will feature Peter. The full programme goes out on the 21st October – currently at 11.30/midnight, but check listings in case this changes