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More from year 2015
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London • The O2 Arena • United Kingdom
May 23, 2015 • United Kingdom • London • The O2 Arena
“The Beatles: Get Back” wins five Emmy Awards
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“The Beatles: Get Back” wins a PGA Awards
Mar 19, 2022
Paul McCartney nominated for two Grammy Awards
Nov 23, 2021
Paul McCartney awarded the Gold Blue Peter Badge
Feb 07, 2019
Paul McCartney made Companion Of Honour
May 04, 2018
Paul McCartney to be made Companion of Honour
Jun 16, 2017
Paul McCartney at the NME Awards
Feb 26, 2014
“Cut Me Some Slack” gets a Grammy Award
Jan 26, 2014
“Live Kisses” wins two Grammy Award
Jan 26, 2014
Paul McCartney wins VegfestUK Award
Nov 27, 2013
“Kisses On The Bottom” wins a Grammy award
Feb 10, 2013
“Live and Let Die” earns BMI Million-Air Award
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Paul McCartney’s concert at the O2 in London, on May 23, 2015, turned out to be his 50th solo show in London. Before he hit the stage, he was also presented with a special PRS award by British TV favourites Ant and Dec to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the composition of his song “Yesterday“.
From paulmccartney.com, May 27, 2015:
[…] Although the song’s exact writing date remains uncertain, it is 50 years this May that Paul finished writing the classic anthem. Before the O2 concert on Saturday British TV personalities Ant and Dec presented Paul with a special award from the PRS to commemorate the song’s anniversary.
Speaking about the anniversary, Paul said; “I’m often never aware of these anniversaries until someone points it out. People always say to me, ‘Hey, did you know it was 30 years since this and 30 years since that?’, so it’s impossible to stay on top of it all. But I never need an excuse to celebrate so it’s always nice to hear! For me it’s a happy coincidence that The O2 show falls at this time. It’s great that people all over the world reacted so well to the song, it’s all you can hope for! It feels like it has taken on a life of its own over the years. The song still is and always has been an important part of our live show. It’s always very emotional for me to hear crowds singing it so loudly at my concerts…“
Robert Ashcroft CEO, PRS for Music also commented that, “Yesterday is not just an iconic song in Paul’s body of work but an iconic song of the last century. PRS has collected rights for the composition since it was released fifty years ago and in that time it has inspired countless writers, been covered by countless artists and has resonated with musicians, radio broadcasters and the public in a way that goes beyond words. It is this ‘magic’ that PRS wanted to recognise in this unique award.” […]
PRS for Music Limited (formerly The MCPS-PRS Alliance Limited) is a British music copyright collective, made up of two collection societies: the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) and the Performing Right Society (PRS). It undertakes collective rights management for musical works on behalf of its 140,000 members. PRS for Music was formed in 1997 following the MCPS-PRS Alliance. In 2009, PRS and MCPS-PRS Alliance realigned their brands and became PRS for Music.
PRS represents their songwriter, composer and music publisher members’ performing rights, and collects royalties on their behalf whenever their music is played or performed publicly.
MCPS also represents songwriters, composers and music publishers – representing their mechanical rights, and collects royalties whenever their music is reproduced as a physical product – this includes CDs, DVDs, digital downloads and broadcast or online.
PRS (Performing Right Society) and MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society) are two separate collection societies with PRS running its own operations, providing services to MCPS under the name PRS for Music. […]
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