a Golden Band
Ascap President Paul Williams praised the band for their hits, their successes, and continued contributions to new music almost four decades.
“Duran Duran revolutionized popular music.
They are the pioneers of the synthpop and new wave movement and have reached a stratospheric level of success which is rarely seen in the industry.
We are delighted to present this extremely unique and innovative group with the ASCAP
Golden Note Award.”
November 8th, 2016 | Duranasty.com
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, also known as ASCAP, have selected Duran Duran as this year’s recipient of their Golden Note Award.
The American Society of Composers, will honor Duran Duran with its Golden Note Award at the 2016 ASCAP Awards in London on November 10th, 2016.
Calling the band "multi-platinum pop visionaries," ASCAP lauded Duran Duran for having written "four decades of hits." Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor will get the award at ASCAP's annual celebration of songwriters and composers at One Embankment in the British capital.
The ASCAP Golden Note Award is for songwriters, composers and artists who have "achieved extraordinary career milestones." Past recipients include Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie, Elton John, George Michael, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones.
“Duran Duran revolutionized popular music," said ASCAP president Paul Williams. "They are the pioneers of the synthpop and new wave movement and have reached a stratospheric level of success, which is rarely seen in the industry."
Duran Duran has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The band has been honored with multiple Grammy, BRIT and other awards.
From breakthrough hits “Girls On Film” and “Planet Earth” to James Bond theme “A View To A Kill," “Come Undone” and “Pressure Off,” Duran Duran has "continuously produced hits," ASCAP noted.
Duran Duran have been one of the most culturally influential and commercially successful bands of all time. Over the past three decades, they have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Always innovating themselves, while still sounding uniquely Duran, the band have been leaders in music, fashion, art, technology, and film since the late 70’s. They continue to have a unique and everlasting appeal, which only seems to grow with every album that they release.
It’s worth nothing that Duran Duran’s theme song for the James Bond film A View to a Kill is the most successful Bond theme to date, hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1985. It also made it to number two for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart.