On Oct. 6, BMI celebrated Europe’s songwriters, composers and music publishers during its annual BMI London Awards, which honored the most-performed songs of the year on U.S. radio and TV. PHOTOS: MARK ALLEN

Del Bryant, BMI president/CEO and songwriter Heather Small pose for a photo with Small’s BMI TV music award for “The Biggest Loser.”

BMI president/CEO Del Bryant (left) presents the 2010 BMI London Icon Award to Don Black, who has penned such renowned songs as Lulu’s “To Sir With Love” and Michael Jackson’s “Ben.”

George Martin (left) congratulates BMI London Icon Don Black.

Buma songwriter Allan Eshuijs won the 2010 BMI London Dance Award for penning Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor.”

David Arnold (far right) and friends pay tribute to 2010 BMI London Icon honoree Don Black by performing his hit “Ben.”

Celebrating backstage are (from left) BMI senior VP of writer/publisher relations Phil Graham; composer and BMI Film Award winner David Arnold; songwriter John Reid, who won the Robert S. Musel Award; 2010 BMI London Icon Award honoree Don Black; Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. managing director Rakesh Sanghvi; and BMI president/CEO Del Bryant.

Martin Bandier, chief executive at Sony/ATV Music Publishing (second from left), holds the Robert S. Musel Award for “Only You Can Love Me This Way” and poses here with (from left) Phil Graham, BMI senior VP, writer/publisher relations; Brandon Bakshi, BMI executive director, writer/publisher relations, Europe & Asia; and BMI president and CEO Del Bryant.

From left: 2010 BMI London Icon Don Black, OBE stands with BMI president and CEO Del Bryant and Sir Tim Rice.

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