02.01.2024: UK Music Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl has paid tribute to those honoured for their contribution to music.
Those recognised in the New Year’s Honours List for their work included Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, who received a knighthood, and Dame Shirley Bassey, who was made a Companion of Honour.
Tom Kiehl said: “Congratulations to everyone who received an honour for their fantastic achievements. They all play a part in making our music industry the envy of the world.”
Also honoured was composer Judith Weir, who was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Those awarded a CBE included Don Black, Bill Bush, Stuart Murphy, Andrew Pike, Lady Robey and Ashley Tabor-King.
OBEs went to James Ainscough, Leona Lewis, Elaine Bedell, Paul Burger, Laurence Cummings, Josie Dobrin, Philip Dudderidge, Michael Eakin, Solange Urdang, Yvette Griffith and Carolyn Sampson.
MBEs were awarded to Rachel Cowgill, Huw Edwards, Martin Fingerhut, Stephen Fischbacher, Raymond Fulton, Anna Lapwood, Blair Parham, Selina Webb, Carla Marie Williams and Allan Young.
UK Music also congratulated all those who received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for music activities: Margaret Helen Archibald, William David Hutton, Christopher John Kent, Jonathan Peter Willcocks, Martin John White, William Joseph Watson and Bernard Vause.
The full Honours List can be seen here.
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