Singer Bryan Ferry was awarded an ‘Icon’ honour at this year’s BMI Awards which took place on Tuesday (October 8).
The annual songwriter awards have previously been given to Peter Gabriel, Ray Davies and Steve winwood.
Talking to Billboard magazine prior to taking the stage, Ferry spoke about his current musical projects, and that he has started working on new songs. He said: Sometimes you think well, everybody’s heard enough of what you do, and you get despondent and think nobody wants to hear this – they want to hear some 23-year-olds’ band or something. But I’ve got two songs that I think sound all right – I think they’ll probably come out as solo things”.
The last album Ferry released was Dylanesque – eleven covers of Bob last March.
A BMI Award was also presented to Johnny Marr who co-wrote College Song of the Year, “Dashboard” with Modest Mouse.
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