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October 4, 2011

2011 BMI London Awards: Photos

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Andrew Frampton accepts the BMI Song of the Year Award at the 2011 BMI London Awards for The Script hit “Breakeven.” The band are currently on tour in the U.S. Pictured are BMI’s Phil Graham, BMG Chrysalis’ Lisa Cullington, Andrew Frampton, and BMI’s Del Bryant and Brandon Bakshi.

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Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” co-written by Fraser T. Smith and published by BMG Chrysalis (PRS), garnered the College Song of the Year win at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Pictured left to right: BMI’s Brandon Bakshi; BMG Chrysalis’ Kate Sweetsur; award winning songwriter Fraser T. Smith; BMI’s Phil Graham

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Icon Honorees Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen accept BMI MillionAir Awards for “We Are the Champions” and “Another One Bites the Dust” at the 2011 BMI London Awards. Pictured are BMI’s Phil Graham, Queen’s Brian May, EMI Music Publishing’s Guy Moot, Queen’s Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury’s sister Kashmera Cook, and BMI’s Brandon Bakshi.

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Original members of Curiosity Killed The Cat onstage receiving their award at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The group’s 1989 hit “Name and Number” was sampled in Jaheim’s award winning song “Ain’t Leaving Without You.” Left to right: BMI’s Phil Graham; Curiosity Killed the Cat band members Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot and Migi Drummond; BMI’s Brandon Bakshi, Julian Brookhouse, and Universal Publishing’s Sara Levin.

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Media Services International accepts the Dance Award at the 2011 BMI London Awards for “Stereo Love,” performed by Edward Maya, featuring Vika Jigulina. Pictured are BMI’s Brandon Bakshi, Media Services International’s Marian Soci and Dan Popi, and BMI’s Phil Graham.

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Chris Willis accepts an award for “Gettin’ Over You” at the BMI London Awards. Willis is featured on the David Guetta song which he co-wrote with will.i.am.

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BMI executives greet Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May at the BMI London Awards. Queen were honored with BMI’s Icon award at the ceremonies held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Pictured left to right: BMI’s Brandon Bakshi, Roger Taylor, BMI’s Del Bryant, Brian May, BMI’s Phil Graham.

Photo by Brian Rasic

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2011 BMI London Awards Icon honorees Roger Taylor (left) and Brian May (right) with BMI President & CEO Del Bryant at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

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Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May pictured at the BMI London Awards, October 4 in London, where the group’s “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” were recognized by the performing right organization with its prestigious Icon award.

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BMI President & CEO Del Bryant with comedian Ben Elton at the 2011 BMI London Awards honoring the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television during its annual London Awards at Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane on October 4. Ben Elton is one of the writers of the musical theater hit "We Will Rock You", built around the songs of Queen, which has been playing to sold out crowds in London for 10 years.

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BMI 2011 Film / TV Icon David Arnold took home an award as composer of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

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Pictured at the 2011 BMI London Awards are recording artist Adam Ant and Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp. Kemp received a BMI MillionAir award for more than 4 million broadcast performances of the song “True.”

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Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant at the 2011 BMI London Awards. Kemp received a BMI MillionAir award for more than 4 million broadcast performances of the song “True.”

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Original members of Curiosity Killed The Cat join BMI Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Phil Graham, left and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The group’s 1989 hit “Name and Number” was sampled in Jaheim’s award winning song “Ain’t Leaving Without You.”

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BMI Icon Honorees Brian May (left) and Roger Taylor (right) of Queen pose with Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon who was honored with MillionAir Awards for “Eleanor Rigby,” “We Can Work it Out,” “Woman,” “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” and “Michelle” at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

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Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor pose with their BMI Icon Awards at the 2011 BMI London Awards.

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BMI’s Del Bryant is pictured with Yoko Ono at the 2011 BMI London Awards. Ono accepted BMI MillionAir Awards on behalf of her late husband John Lennon. Beatles’ classics “Eleanor Rigby,” “We Can Work it Out,” “Woman,” “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” and “Michelle” were all given MillionAir Awards at the ceremony.

Photo by Brian Rasic

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