Sir Elton John and David Furnish to receive lifetime achievement award

Sir Elton John and David Furnish receive a joint Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their work in the music and charity sectors.

They will be honored with the artist and manager partnership award at the Artist & Manager Awards, announced the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and the Music Managers Forum (MMF).

The award will recognize Sir Elton and Furnishs’ “remarkable joint achievements and their incredible enduring influence on a coming generation of artists and audiences”.

The couple, who married in 2014 and have two children, have been recognized for decades of charitable work as well as Sir Elton’s illustrious music career.

Sir Elton founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, which has raised hundreds of millions of pounds.

The organizers of the awards also cited the pop superstar’s continued career success and commitment to young emerging artists.

Sir Elton, 74, and filmmaker Furnish, 58, were recognized for their roles, which called for more support for touring musicians after Brexit.

Paul Craig, Chair of the Music Managers Forum, said: “On behalf of the MMF, I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize your invaluable advocacy work, and particularly on the post-Brexit touring issue that will affect all artists. “And where David and Elton both led from the front.

“For all these reasons, MMF and FAC are very pleased that both of them come to us personally to collect their awards.”
The Artist & Manager Awards will take place on November 18th.

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