Bee Gees Honored By BMI
May 16, 2007 at 6:02 AM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC INC. (BMI) staged its 55th Annual Pop Awards TUESDAY honoring the BEE GEES as its 2007 Pop Icons; KARA DIOGUARDI and SEAN GARRETT as Songwriters of the Year; "Because of You" as Song of the Year; and WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC as Publisher of the Year. The awards were hosted by BMI Pres./CEO DEL BRYANT and BMI VP/GM LOS ANGELES, BARBARA CANE and held at the REGENT BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL in BEVERLY HILLS.
A highlight of the ceremony was the musical tribute to legendary singing trio the BEE GEES. The brothers GIBB were honored as BMI Icons for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." Accepting the awards were BARRY and ROBIN GIBB and YVONNE GIBB, wife of the late MAURICE GIBB. The tribute saw AMERICAN IDOL finalist KATHARINE MCPHEE perform "Immortality," BEBE WINANS singing a medley of "Nights on Broadway" and "How Deep Is Your Love," and KELLY ROWLAND performing "Emotion."