Iggy Pop and Diane Warren receive the Polar Music Prize – Music News
Iggy Pop, Diane Warren and the Ensemble Intercontemporain received the Polar Music Prize on Tuesday.
The two artists and the French music ensemble received the award at a ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.
When Iggy Pop accepted the prestigious award, he thanked his parents, calling them “great people” and “real people”.
He continued, “I am neither big nor real. I’m in showbiz. At this point, I’m a myth. Fortunately, music is a form of myth as children are mythical. All beauty comes from believing in myth, but every once in a while you have to get real… like bullets. That’s how I got here. So when you think of music, when you think of that award, and if you remember me, think of proms.
After the Covid-19 pandemic prevented 2020 winner Warren from receiving her award, she took to the stage to finally receive the honour.
After accepting the award, the legendary composer reflected on her career.
“I have always considered my songs as a passport. They took me, a kid from Van Nuys, California, with a crazy dream of becoming a songwriter, to so many places I could only imagine going, to the voices of some of the greatest singers in the planet, in the hearts of people I will never know, all over the world, whom my songs have touched and somehow become part of the soundtrack of their lives,” the star continued.
She later confessed, “I get really emotional.”
Matthias Pintscher and Olivier Leymarie received the prize on behalf of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.