"Their music may span different generations but it's connected by a universal appeal that speaks to us all.  

“The BPI extends its sincere congratulations to Sir Ringo Starr, Sir Barry Gibb, Marc Almond and Wiley on their deserved honours and thanks them for the indelible mark they have left on Britain's musical heritage and popular culture.  We congratulate also Nik Powell and Grace Ladoja on the recognition they too have received for their contribution to music and the creative industries."

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards