2004 BMI London Awards: Photos

Posted in News on October 4, 2004

BMI President Emeritus Frances Preston (left) presents legendary songwriter/artist Van Morrison with the evening’s top honor as the BMI ICON while BMI President and CEO Del Bryant congratulates Morrisson.

Top BMI film composer David Arnold collects his Crystal for scoring the film 2 Fast 2 Furious. With him are BMI's Phil Graham and Del Bryant.

PRS Chief Executive John Hutchinson took the stage at the awards ceremony to present a special tribute to BMI President Emeritus Frances Preston, saluting her 18 years as BMI President and CEO and “one of the most important defenders of copyright in our industry today.” Preston stepped down as President last month and will now focus on representing BMI in the international copyright community.

Legendary songwriter/artist Van Morrison, who received the evening’s top honor as the BMI ICON, chats with BMI songwriter Acker Bilk, who received a standing ovation for his timeless composition “Stranger on the Shore,” which was honored with a 4 Million Performance Award.

MTV International Chairman Bill Roedy and Mrs. Roedy are greeted at the BMI London Awards by BMI Senior Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Phil Graham (left) and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant.