The proceeds from Britain's Music Industry Trusts' (MITS) Awards dinner will this year go toward the building of a new Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Unit. Organizers today (Oct. 18) also confirmed tha

The proceeds from Britain's Music Industry Trusts' (MITS) Awards dinner will this year go toward the building of a new Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Unit. Organizers today (Oct. 18) also confirmed that Apple Computer's iTunes will sponsor the 2004 MITS event, which is set for Nov. 1 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. This year's gala will honor Peter Gabriel.

The new Nordoff-Robbins unit, the first such music-therapy facility in the south of England, will be housed in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon, south of London. It will be a sister to the long-established Nordoff-Robbins center in north London.

The initiative is the latest fruit of the partnership between Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and its fellow charity the British Recording Industry Trust, the latter of which funds the BRIT School.

During the 13 years of the MITS Award, more than £2 million ($3.6 million) has been raised for Nordoff-Robbins and the BRIT School.