10.10.12 Sting Picks Up Several Songwriting Awards at Annual BMI London Awards...


BMI celebrated the European and African songwriters, composers and music publishers behind the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television on October 9 at its annual BMI London Awards.

“A BMI songwriting award is a unique and important recognition of a song’s life cycle,” said BMI President & CEO Del Bryant. “Songs are born, and then they journey throughout the world’s marketplace, through traditional broadcasts, digital platforms, local businesses and other industries. BMI tracks and shepherds that journey. As the son of professional songwriters, I understand and admire the passion and pride that our songwriters feel as their work crosses cultures and defines eras, and the essential need to safeguard that work.”

Also saluted were composers of the most-watched and highest-grossing television programs and films; and the legendary songwriters behind classics that have generated more than three million U.S. radio and television performances.

With regard to this latter category, Sting picked up several songwriting awards as a number of classic songs passed notable landmarks.

"De Do Do Do De Da Da Da", "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You", and "Message In A Bottle" each passed three million performances, "Don't Stand So Close To Me" passed five million performances, and "Every Breath You Take" passed an incredible eleven million performances!
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We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Sting will perform at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand! For this concert, he will be joined by a 5-piece band featuring Dominic Miller (guitarist), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), David Sancious (keyboards), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), and Jo Lawry (vocals). The Fan Club presales for Sting.com members will begin Friday, October 12 at 6AM (local time). Tickets for this performance will go on sale beginning Saturday, October 13 at 10AM (local time). The complete Back to Bass Fall Tour 2012 itinerary is now available at www.sting.com/tour...
''Thursday was the kind of classic night New York night you only get when the stars line up just right... And back to Radio City for Paul Simon's Children's Heath Initiative 25th anniversary fundraiser. Star studded? Some couples performed together - Sting and Trudie Styler - she was very very cute and sexy in her singing debut - performed after making a pit stop at Tony Bennett's fundraiser for his Exploring the Arts. Rita Wilson sang and let Tom Hanks accompany her. James Taylor performed with his wife, Caroline. Stevie Wonder pretty much stole the night singing three numbers with daughter Aisha Morris. They also did "Loves Me Like a Rock" with Paul Simon. It was literally a night of 100 stars: Vince Gill, Amy Grant and their kids; Steve Martin on banjo; Ann & Nancy Wilson; Paul Simon with talented daughter Lulu (also daughter of Edie Brickell); Ruben Blades with wife Lulu Mason - who has an astonishing voice; lots of videos and presentations - Hillary Clinton, Spike Lee, Julianne Moore, Oprah, Tina Fey. Lorne Michaels was a guest. Aaron Neville sang with Sting and Allen Toussaint. What a night!" reports Showbiz411's Roger Friedman...

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On December 5, 2012, Sting will perform at the Olympic Gymnasium #1 at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea! For this performance, Sting will be joined by a 5-piece band featuring Dominic Miller (guitar), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), David Sancious (keyboards), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle), Jo Lawry (vocals). Members of the Sting.com Fan Club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public. Sting.com Fan Club presales begin at 10AM (local time) Tuesday, October 9. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 2PM (local time) Thursday, October 11...
Two new packages are being auctioned to benefit the Children's Health Fund, an organization founded by Dr. Irwin Redlener and singer/songwriter Paul Simon that is dedicated to providing healthcare to America's most underserved and vulnerable children. Bid on the opportunity to meet Sting and attend his concert at the CEZ Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic on November 19, 2012. The winner and one guest will receive two tickets to the concert, plus a pre-show meet and greet with Sting. Also available is a Sting Signature Series Fender Precision Bass Guitar that Sting will autograph and personalize with the winning bidder's name! The 1950s-style guitar features a vintage-style, single-coil pickup, contoured body with 2-color Sunburst finish and Sting's signature in the block pearl inlay at the 12th fret...

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On the occasion of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, Sting & Trudie Styler, founders of the Rainforest Fund, received the honorary "International Green Film Award"- a Green Oscar for the ongoing and tireless work of the Rainforest Fund - at Cinema for Peace New York 2012. Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development presented support for the Rainforest Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Cinema for Peace New York was held Tuesday, September 25 at The Harvard Club in New York City. This year, Cinema for Peace New York introduced an evening on Climate Change and Development. Last year, Cinema for Peace New York introduced the Universal Human Rights Logo... (Photo credit: Kevin Mazur)

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