October 16, 2012
‘Live and Let Die’ Recognized For Over 4 Million Performances In The USA
BMI’s Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Europe and Asia, Brandon Bakshi (right) presents Sir Paul McCartney with a BMI Million-Air Award for his song “Live and Let Die” before the 2012 BMI London Awards. Photo: Brian Rasic
Paul McCartney has been presented with a Million-Air Award to celebrate over 4 million broadcast performances of 'Live and Let Die' in the USA from global music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).
The track, written for the 1973 James Bond film, has long been a fan favourite and was recognized at the recent 2012 BMI London Awards.
“Sir Paul McCartney’s recognition emphasizes BMI’s commitment to celebrating and bringing value to music,” said BMI President & CEO Del Bryant. “‘Live and Let Die’ shows the incredible magnitude and cultural impact of a single song, both as a musical composition and an integral piece of cinematic history.”
Paul has been honoured with a staggering 75 BMI Million-Air Awards throughout his career, including one for achieving 5 million US plays of The Beatles’ 'Yesterday' in 1988, which has now surpassed an awe-inspiring 9 million performances.
PaulMcCartney.com recently included a live version of 'Live and Let Die' as part of its track of the week feature. Listen now to the performance, taken from Paul's 2009 album 'Good Evening New York City'.