- 22 Oct 19
'I'm lucky - lots of songwriters don't get the plaudits they deserve,' Horan said upon being awarded at the ceremony.
Niall Horan expressed a sentiment of appreciation and thanks for his platform at the BMI Awards, which aim to celebrate the most-performed songs of 2019 by UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers. Horan said that he considers himself 'lucky' to be in the position he's in and went on to say that, 'Many [people in the music industry] don't get the plaudits they deserve.'
He was honoured at the ceremony alongside Noel Gallagher, who won the President's Award for his prolific songwriting career with Oasis and more recently the High Flying Birds.
Along with remarking that it was 'pretty cool' to be recognised alongside Gallagher, here's what else Horan had to say:
"I like to think of myself as a songwriter, I spend a lot of time writing songs,' He continued that, 'I've written a hundred-odd this year, so when the good ones come out and you get honoured for it, it's such a good thing. It's amazing.'
'I don't get to come to a lot of these things and I don't tend to go to a lot of music industry things but I feel so passionately about songwriting.'
Other winners at the BMI ceremony included singer-songwriter Raye, who was the first recipient of the new Impact Award "in recognition of her groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of music", and the late Avicii.