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Un altro premio prestigioso per i Bee Gees: "BMI Icons"
(di Enzo , 26/03/2007 @ 23:21:09, in Dal web, linkato 1337 volte)
Un altro riconoscimento prestigioso per i Bee Gees: "BMI Icons", un premio destinato agli artisti per la loro "unica ed indelebile influenza su generazioni di musicisti". Il premio è assegnato dalla BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc), una importante associazione per i diritti d'autore americana (la corrispondente dell'italiana SIAE), che rappresenta più di 300.000 artisti.
Il premio verrà consegnato il 15 maggio 2007 durante la cinquantacinquesima edizione dei BMI POP awards che si svolgerà a Los Angeles. Prima dei Bee Gees hanno ricevuto questo prestigioso premio, tra gli altri, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Carlos Santana e Dolly Parton. 
corso della serata, oltre alla premiazione delle BMI Icons, verranno premiati gli artisti che hanno vinto i BMI pop awards per il 2006. La serata, come da tradizione del premio, si concluderà con la premiazione dei Bee Gees e con un tributo che comprenderà un medley di covers delle canzoni dei Gibb proposte dal vivo da altri artisti presenti alla serata. (Fonte: BMI e Business Wire).
I siti ufficiali di Barry e Robin, (nonchè fonti vicine ai loro management), confermano che entrambi saranno presenti per ritirare insieme il riconoscimento.
The Bee Gees to Be Named BMI Icons at 55th Annual Pop Awards May 15 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMI will recognize the Bee Gees as BMI Icons at its 55th annual Pop Awards, to be held Tuesday, May 15 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane, the invitation-only event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s top songs. The evening will culminate with an all-star musical tribute to the Bee Gees.
BMI Icons are selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” The Bee Gees join an elite list that includes Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton, to name just a few.
Collectively, Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb boast 109 BMI Pop, Country and Latin Awards. Barry received four BMI Songwriter of the Year awards; Robin shared two of these with him. The trio claims four BMI Song of the Year wins for “Night Fever,” “Too Much Heaven” and the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton duet “Islands in the Stream,” which won in both the pop and country categories. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members have earned international industry accolades, including the prestigious Grammy “Legend” Award. Maurice Gibb’s passing in 2003 led to the Gibbs’ decision to cease performing as the Bee Gees, but their music lives on, enriching generation after generation. 
In addition to the Icon, BMI will recognize Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year during the evening, along with the recipient of the BMI Foundation’s John Lennon Scholarship. Pop Award winners from previous years include Maroon 5, R. Kelly, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Pharrell Williams, Michelle Branch, Lil Jon, the Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, and Sheryl Crow. 
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in all genres of music. For more than 65 years, BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world, a vast repertoire that includes more than 6.5 million works. The non-profit-making corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.