Monday, 15 June 2015

Queen honours music industry

Van Morrison has been knighted, for Services to the Music Industry and to Tourism in Northern Ireland under his real name George Ivan Morrison. The CEO and Chairman of Universal Music Group International, Max Hole, was also awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in the UK. PPL’s Director of Performer Affairs Keith Harris, who also represents Stevie Wonder and is Chair of Music Tank, was awarded an OBE for Services To The Music Industry. Elsewhere in the Honours list, Sally Groves, Creative Director at Schott Music, received an MBE for Services To Music. Opera and musical director Jonathan Kent received a CBE for Services To Music and Theatre, while composer Mark Turnage and singer Michael Ball were also also awarded CBEs for Services To Music and Services To Musical Theatre, respectively. Kathryn Tickell was awarded an OBE for Services to Folk Music, David Whelton  picked up an OBE. He is MD of the Philharmonic Orchestra and the award was again for Services To Music, as was Professor Michael Bochmann's MBE. Composers James MacMillan and Karl Jenkins both received knighthoods, clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins was awarded an MBE, and Simon Halsey, Chorus Director of the City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, among other roles, becomes a CBE.

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