Ahmet Ertegun, 2000
The late co-founder of Atlantic Records.
David Munns OBE, Chairman of the MITS Award committee:
“Ahmet Ertegun’s incredible career has spanned more than five decades. His contribution and support has crossed many music styles from Ray Charles to Led Zeppelin, from Bette Midler to the Pete Townshend. This is the ninth Music Industry Dinner and it is with great pleasure that the committee, Andersen Consulting and the British Music Industry honour a gentleman who despite not being British has contributed so much to British music.”