To be presented in London Oct. 30.
Harvey Goldsmith, the British live-music impresario famous for producing the Live Aid and Live 8 music events to end famine in Africa, will be the recipient of the 2006 Music Industry Trusts’ Award (MITS).
The award, now in its 15th years, will be presented to Goldsmith at Grosvenor House, London, on Oct. 30.
After 40 years in the music industry and recognized for having spearheaded the concept of stadium rock, Goldsmith has worked with some of rock’s biggest acts, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Sir Elton John.
He extended the format to include artists and shows not normally associated with rock music, such as opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti and Barbra Streisand, and arena performances of famous operas like Aida, Carmen and Tosca.
The MITS event raises funds for two main charities: the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, which uses music to support and care for adults and children, plus the BRIT Trust, which includes the U.K.’s BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.