British Music Industry Honors Peter Gabriel

Posted in News on November 8, 2004
British pop singer Peter Gabriel (PRS) was honored on November 1 with the Music Industry Trusts' Award in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. It was presented by Richard Branson, who signed Gabriel to his then-label Virgin Records in the 1970s.

Peter Gabriel (center) is congratulated by BMI's Nick Robinson and Tabitha Capaldi

Those paying tribute to Gabriel, who began his career with Genesis before becoming a successful solo artist, included U2's Bono, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and film director Martin Scorsese.

The honorary award is given each year to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the British music industry. Previous recipients include Elton John and Beatles' producer George Martin. The ceremony is also a fundraiser for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and the Brit Trust.