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Nile Rodgers to Be Honored at BMI Awards

Billboard announced that Local 802 (New York City) member Nile Rodgers will be presented with the BMI Icon Award at this year’s BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held in August. The award recognizes an artist’s ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations. The Grammy-winning co-founder of the band Chic has penned hits like “Good Times” and “Le Freak,” and collaborated with many musicians throughout the years. At last year’s BMI London awards he took the BMI Song of the Year award for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”