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The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced this year’s inductees for its Music Business Hall of Fame, which include the late Sir George Martin, who will be inducted by his son Giles Martin. This year’s honorees will be recognised during the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner during Music Biz’s Annual Conference on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m.

In addition to Martin, this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will recognise major record labels Atlantic Records and Capitol Records; independent record label Sub Pop; industry executives Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Abramson and Miriam Abramson; music industry landmarks the Apollo Theatre, CBGB, Hitsville U.S.A., Sun Studio, and the Troubadour (where Elton first played America); and Rolling Stone magazine.

“With the introduction of the Hall of Fame at last year’s Music Biz Conference, we sought to recognise the inspiration of those industry stalwarts who came before us and laid the groundwork for the vibrant industry we are now a part of,” commented Music Biz President James Donio. “We believe the slate of inductees who will be honoured at this year’s ceremony represent the gamut of some of the most influential names in our industry’s history. And, we are especially thrilled to welcome Giles to this year’s celebration as we honour his father’s legacy.”

Across a legendary career spanning more than 50 years, George Martin’s hallmark orchestrations and innovative recording techniques helped to shape popular music. In 1950, Martin began recording classical music, before broadening his scope with comedy, jazz, and pop. In 1955, he was appointed Head of the Parlophone label, and there in 1962 he signed the Beatles. Years later he produced Candle in the Wind 1997

Martin won six Grammys, and he holds the record as the producer with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 23. Incidentally, Giles Martin is musical director for the upcoming film Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton.

The Music Business Hall of Fame is reserved for the individuals, organisations and places that have left an indelible impact on the industry and that serve as shining examples for those who hope to carry the industry into the future. Hall of Fame inductees are selected annually by the Music Biz Board of Directors, which consists of top executives from a wide cross-section of the industry including major and independent labels and distributors, digital music services, wholesalers, and independent record stores.

Music Biz 2019 takes place May 5-8 at the JW Marriott Nashville.