Ex-Genesis and supreme solo act Peter Gabriel has been announced to receive the Swedish Polar Music Prize this summer, recognizing his works within the industry.
In addition to delivering gems like "In Your Eyes" and "Sledgehammer", Gabriel also is one of the founders of the World, Music, and Dance organization (WOMAD); Real World music label; and On Demand Distribution, which aims to increase revenues of music sales while keeping costs under control. He is also the co-founder of thefilter.com, an entertainment news and talent site.
Gabriel will be presented with the award at the end of August by the King of Sweden. Damn, those Europeans sure know how to spice up an awards ceremony.