Simon Cowell, 2015


Simon Cowell, record company executive, television and film producer and global TV icon, was honoured on Monday 3 November with the 24th Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). The Award, presented to him by One Direction, was in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and entertainment industry as well as many charitable causes.

The evening was hosted by Jo Whiley and guests were treated to live performances from Il Divo, Labrinth, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs. Oprah Winfrey, Richard Curtis, James Corden, Kevin Spacey, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Little Mix and Ella Henderson were amongst those that paid tribute to Simon.

“By honouring Simon Cowell this year, it is harder to think of someone who has had a bigger impact this century on the global recorded music business.”

Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL

“Simon, you’ve provided us with years of entertainment and we’re grateful for the music and the memories. Congratulations on your well deserved award tonight.”

Angela Watts, VP Global Coms, Spotify