LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Singer-songwriter and multiple
Grammy winner Paul Simon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the
performing rights organization´s 53rd annual Pop Awards.
The black-tie event will take place May 17 at the Regent Beverly
Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Icon honors are bestowed on writer-performers who have been ´a unique
and indelible influence on generations of music makers.´ Simon, a
musical force since his ´60s work in Simon & Garfunkel, will join a
roll of previous honorees that includes James Brown, Chuck Berry, Brian
Wilson, Van Morrison, Little Richard and Dolly Parton.
The BMI Pop Awards honor songwriters and publishers of the most
performed songs of the year. BMI will announce songwriter of the year,
publisher of the year and pop song of the year at its annual function.