May 26, 2005 - At a luncheon in London today, Duran Duran were presented with The PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 2005 Ivor Novello Awards.
The Performing Right Society and the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters take great pleasure with presenting Duran Duran with the PRS Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at the 2005 50th Ivor Novello Awards Ceremony in London.
This award celebrates British writers who have made a distinctive and lasting contribution to British Music and influenced the course of contemporary music culture. The award also acknowledges the outstanding talent within the British Music Industry. The PRS committee was unanimous in wishing to present Duran Duran with this prestigious award.
PRS is proud to have in its gift, the honour of presenting this award which has been in existence from 1978. Previous illustrious recipients include Elvis Costello, Chrissie Hynde, Morrissey, The Small Faces, The Clash, Kate Bush, Bryan Ferry and Errol Brown.
The Chairman and Board of PRS are delighted that Duran Duran receive this award which recognises their unique valued contribution to British music, and their continuing influence on a new generation of songwriters.
The ceremony was held at the Great Room of Grosvenor House, London.
The Ivor Novello Awards is an internationally respected awards ceremony which celebrates the talent of British songwriters and composers. The Awards acknowledge the rich contribution of songwriters as the creative source of the music industrys prosperity.