Peter Gabriel will be honored as a BMI Icon at the U.S. performing right organizations annual London Awards, set for Oct. 16 in the Londons Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane. The black-tie, invitation-only gala will recognize the U.K. and European songwriters and publishers of the past years most-played BMI songs on American radio and television. BMI is a United States-based performing right organization that collects and distributes monies for public performance of music in the U.S., including on radio, TV and Internet.
The Icon designation is given to BMI songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. Gabriel joins an elite list of past honorees that includes multi-genre nobility like Ray Davies, Van Morrison, the Bee Gees, Isaac Hayes, Dolly Parton, James Brown, Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Steve Winwood and more.