Trevor Nelson, Vanessa Reed and Olga Fitzroy are among those who will be recognised at the ceremony in October.
The Notting Hill Arts Club has launched the Notting Hill Academy Of Music, a new music business education project.
As 2012 looms and attention turns to the impending Olympic Games, how will the event effect UK music? M spoke to Jason Carter, event director at the BBC, who is overseeing the London Festival 2012 musical event at Hackney Marshes next June to find out what the corporation has in store.
Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, considered by many as one of the most outstanding singers of her generation, passed away 23 July at 27 years old.