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Van Morrison to be Honored as BMI ICON at London Awards Oct. 5

Posted in News on September 22, 2004
Legendary BMI songwriter and recording artist Van Morrison will be honored as a BMI ICON at the performing rights organization's annual London Awards. The gala awards and dinner will be held October 5 in the Grand Ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel in that city.

Morrison, who is a member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, will be honored for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." He joins a distinguished list of previous BMI ICONS, including R&B legends James Brown, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bo Diddley; "Soul Men" Isaac Hayes and Al Green; Motown songwriting trio Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland; country songwriter/artists Bill Anderson and Dolly Parton; and pop songwriting master Brian Wilson.

The BMI London Awards will recognize European songwriters and publishers of the most played songs on U.S. radio and television in the past year and in a variety of music formats. The Robert J. Musel Award will be presented to the writer and publisher of the most performed song of the year.