This year’s Ivor Novello Awards was, as usual, a fabulous star-studded event and brought together an impressive collection of songwriters of all genres and ages. Songwriter of the year went to PLAN B ….definitely a superstar!…Elton John presented the award and made a generous spirited speech in which he heaped praise on young BEN DREW, whose number 1 album “The Defamation Of Strickland Banks” .got the recognition it so richly deserved……. Special awards to the wonderful Paul Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim also went down very well on the day……. I always enjoy having lunch with eleven hundred close personal friends !!
Now preparing for my first PRS AGM as Chairman……. slightly nerve wracking ….. I have been Chairman for only five months but a PRS member for forty-six years…… Glad to have the ACM gospel choir performing on the day.