Annie Lennox OBE is awarded the Popular Music Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
GRAMMY AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNING MUSIC ICON ANNIE LENNOX AWARDED THE MUSICIANS COMPANY POPULAR MUSIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2016
In 2016, The Musicians’ Company inaugurated new awards in Popular Music, to support young promising talent at the BRIT School and the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM); the Company also awarded its first award for Music Direction in Musical Theatre. Each year the Musicians’ Company, one of the oldest and most respected charitable companies in the City of London, donates over £180,000 in scholarships and awards in support of young musicians at the start of their careers across all musical disciplines.
Associated with its widespread support for young musicians across all musical genres, the Musicians’ Company has a long tradition of recognising creative talent and the contribution that distinguished artists have made to the music profession from Elgar and Vaughan Williams to John Dankworth and Ronnie Scott. The Company has now added a Lifetime Achievement award in Popular Music and the Company is delighted that global music icon Annie Lennox was the first recipient of this award, on Wednesday 19th October.
Annie Lennox says, “Like so many aspiring musicians, I came to London as a young person in search of an opportunity to realise my passion for music making. It took some time, effort and blood, sweat and tears before I became a fully fledged, self supporting singer songwriter, performer and recording artist, but almost miraculously, that particular dream actually did come true in more ways than I could ever have envisaged. It is therefore especially meaningful to be awarded the Popular Music Lifetime Achievement by The Musicians’ Company, whose illustrious past goes back for hundreds of years.
As both a Scot and a Londoner, I feel incredibly honoured, proud and amazed to be inducted into this long lineage of tradition and musical history.”
Annie Lennox OBE with the Master of the Musicians’ Company, Andrew Morris
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