Editorial: Like or loathe him, Cowell deserves congrats

Tom Pakinkis

With the likes of Michael Eavis, Annie Lennox, Gary Barlow and Jools Holland having graced the MITs stage in recent years, the naming of Simon Cowell as the 2015 recipient may raise a few eyebrows.

A self-styled villain on TV screens (but a thoroughly nice chap at the Music Week Awards, it has to be said), Cowell’s merging of music A&R with primetime family television through The X Factor has undoubtedly had a big impact on the industry. But not ...

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