British performer Sting (real name - Gordon Sumner) was awarded an award for achievements in the US music industry.
According to BBC News, the prize was presented to the singer in London at a ceremony hosted by Broadcast Music, Inc. ("BMI").
Sting was noted for the song The Police "Every Breath You Take." According to BMI, since its release in 1983, it sounded on the air of American radio stations at least ten million times.
Also, the "BMI" award was given to Sir Elton John and his permanent co-author Bernie Topin. They were noted for the tracks "Your Song" and "Crocodile Rock", which aired on US radio stations eight and six million times, respectively.
Icon "BMI" was recognized as songwriter Don Black, known for his collaboration with Michael Jackson and the work on the sound track for the "bondiana". The previous winners of this award were Ray Davis, Brian Ferry and Van Morrison.
The main activity of the company "BMI" is the collection of royalties for British musicians and copyright holders in the United States.