10.06.10 Every Breath You Take wins BMI songwriting award...


Broadcast Music, Inc. celebrated Europe's premier songwriters, composers and music publishers last night during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London's Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year's most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television.

Sting won a songwriting award recognising the ten millionth performance of 'Every Breath You Take'. It was the only song hitting this milestone to be recognised at this year's awards and just to put the magnitude of the figure into a little perspective some of the other songs recognised last night were 'Yesterday' (9 million), Your Song (8 million), 'Save The Last Dance For Me' (7 Million), 'Crocodile Rock' (6 million), 'Baker Street' (5 million), 'Candle In The Wind' (5 million).
North East rock legend Sting is among a group of showbusiness legends who have lent their support to one of the region's most historic cultural buildings.
Multi colored party balloons rained down on rock star Sting Saturday night in London's famed Royal Albert Hall as he celebrated his 59th birthday. It was the second of two sold out shows in two days at the famed music hall.
Unless you happen to be Beethoven, writing music for an orchestra is fraught with danger. On many levels, Sting isn't Beethoven, nor, presumably, was the transsexual prostitute's tale 'Tomorrow We'll See' (let alone the bog-standard prostitute's tale 'Roxanne'), written with an orchestra in mind. No matter: after all there is no obvious reason why a rich back catalogue and an open-minded orchestra (the Royal Philharmonic) cannot make some kind of accommodation.
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It's Sting's birthday on October 2 and members can sign his electronic birthday card by logging in to the site and visiting Sting's Birthday Card!