Pete Tong MBE, 2021

Music legend, DJ, pioneer and national treasure Pete Tong MBE is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS), in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and broadcast industries. Over a thirty plus year career, Tong’s tireless commitment to championing the music he loves has seen him earn the role of ‘the global ambassador of dance music’.


Last night’s ceremony (1st November) marked the 30th year of the MITS and the occasion was celebrated with a night of performances at the gala ceremony held in aid of the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins in The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel. Hosted by acclaimed fellow DJ and presenter DJ Spoony, with performances from some of Pete’s longstanding friends and collaborators New Order, Becky Hill and Norman Jay MBE.

“Pete’s contribution to this industry is legendary, having prospered at what feels like every role imaginable.”

Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL