Concert Promoter Harvey Goldsmith Honored by British Music Industry

Posted in News on November 1, 2006
U.K. concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE was honored on Oct. 30 with the Music Industry Trusts' Award in a ceremony held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

2006 Music Industry Trusts' Award recipient Harvey Goldsmith (center) is congratulated by BMI London's Brandon Bakshi and Octopus TV's Andrew Eborn

The Live 8 co-organizer and original Live Aid promoter has been instrumental in developing the live-touring industry in Europe. From acts as diverse as Pavarotti, Queen, Riverdance, The Who, Madonna, Eric Clapton and the Earls Court presentations of Carmen and Aida, Harvey has promoted some of the best loved performers and shows in live music.

The Music Industry Trusts' Award is given each year to an artist or music business professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the British music industry. Previous recipients include Sir Elton John, Beatles' producer George Martin and ex-Genesis singer Peter Gabriel. The ceremony is also a fundraiser for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and the Brit Trust.