Paul Simon honoured with Polar Music Prize

Wed, 09 May 2012

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music has awarded this years Polar Music Prize to Paul Simon, whilst  Yo-Yo Mar received the classic music prize reports BBC News.

The annual ceremony will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on August 28th and is the country's highest musical honour presented to one pop and one classical artist each year.

Paul Simon was selected for his
"consummate skill, innovative arrangements and provocative lyrics".

“The Polar Music Prize 2012 is awarded to Paul Simon. Nobody else is more deserving of the epithet of “world-class songwriter.” For five decades, Paul Simon has built bridges not only over troubled waters but over entire oceans by (re)joining the world’s continents with his music. With consummate skill, innovative arrangements and provocative lyrics that never fail to capture the currents of his age, Paul Simon has compiled a library of songs which will remain open to future generations.”
says the Royal Swedish Academy of Music on the official website.

Past recipients of the award which also includes a prize of one million Kronor (Approximately £91,000) have been Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Patti Smith.

More details on the Polar Music Prize are available at
www.polarmusicprize.org 

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