PRS for Music meets Paul Rodgers and Steve Winwood

During a 40-year career, platinum-selling singer,songwriter and musician Paul Rodgers has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums, selling over 90 million records. The artist has worked with a who’s who of musical greats including Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Sam Moore, The Four Tops and many more.

Paul formed and Led three bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm and has been the featured vocalist with Queen since 2004.

Paul won the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music award at the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards. He was joined at the awards by Steve Winwood who was given an Ivor for Outstanding Song Collection.

Steve Winwood joined the Spencer Davis Group in the early 1960s at the age of 14 and went on to co-write hits Gimme Some Loving and I’m a Man. Following this, Winwood formed Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech before creating the acid rock band Traffic. Steve had a massive hit as as solo artist with Higher Love in 1986.

M caught up with Paul, Steve, iconic guitarist Jimmy Page and super-producer Trevor Horn at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony. Watch our video to hear what these legendary artists have to say about the ingredients of a great song and the importance of music royalties.