The BPI has announced that composer Hans Zimmer will receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year’s Classic BRIT Awards. The event will take place on Wednesday, 2 October 2013 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The ceremony will include a special tribute to the works of Zimmer.

In his 30-year career, he has scored over 100 films and won a multitude of awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, four Grammys and a Classic BRIT award.

His works have included Gladiator, The Lion King, Thelma and Louise, Mission Impossible 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, Driving Miss Daisy, Inception, Rain Man, The Thin Red Line, As Good As It Gets, True Romance, The Last Samurai, and most recently Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises.

Zimmer has also worked in other areas, such as the computer games industry, and compiled the soundtrack for Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Co-chairmen of The Classic BRIT Awards committee Dickon Stainer (president of Decca Records) and Barry McCann (director of Avie Records), said: “We are absolutely delighted to be honouring the outstanding talent of Hans Zimmer with this award.

“Hans Zimmer’s recent work, including Inception, has been a dominant force for classical music specifically in the digital download era.

“It is only appropriate that four years on from his 2009 win for Soundtrack of the Year for The Dark Knight he should receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music at this year’s ceremony.”

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