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Nile Rodgers to Receive Huge Honor from BMI

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nilerodGrammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers will receive the BMI Icon Award at Broadcast Music, Inc.’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Friday, August 28, at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Rodgers, a musical architect of the influential band CHIC and perennial “hit maker”, was selected as this year’s bmi Icon recipient for his incomparable catalog and his defining influence on popular music. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs of the previous year.
The evening will also include the presentation of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer, Publisher of the Year and Social Star awards. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton will share the evening’s hosting duties.
“The bmi Icon Award is given to an individual for their ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations,” said Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta. “Nile’s exceptional body of work, spanning decades, crosses genres and leaves a lasting impression. We’re so thrilled to present this honor to such a singular talent and incredible musician.”

As the 2015 honoree, Rodgers will join elite ranks that include James Brown, Mariah Carey, the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, Cash Money’s Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams, George Clinton, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, and Al Green, among others.



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