This year's inductees included such BMI legendary songwriter/artists as Queen (PRS), Van Morrison, Little Richard, Patti LaBelle, Phil Collins (PRS) and industry icon Clive Davis, as well as Jimmy Webb, Tony Bennett, and EMI Music Publishing's Martin Bandier.
This special evening was taped on June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York and features special performances by the honorees and many of their presenters. Queen performs their classic hits "We Will Rock You" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" featuring Wynonna Judd. Van Morrison performs with Ray Charles, and Paul Schaffer and Solomon Burke salute Little Richard. Billy Joel performs a line-by line breakdown of Jimmy Webb's song "Wichita Lineman." Additional performances include Pink, Gavin DeGraw, Paul Williams and a very special medley honoring Clive Davis by Barry Manilow.