Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog were honored with the Polar Music Prize last night (May 14) in Stockholm for service to the wo

Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog were honored with the Polar Music Prize last night (May 14) in Stockholm for service to the worldwide music community.

Each received 1 million Swedish kronor ($100,000) from King Carl Gustaf XVI during a nationally televised ceremony. Guests on hand to honor the winners included Anne Sofie von Otter, Manfred Mann, and Elvis Costello.

Bob Dylan and Isaac Stern won last year's honor. Nominations for the prize, initiated in 1989 by the late Stig Anderson, are submitted by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and authors' body CISAC.