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Robert Wilson receives MBE for services to the music industry

Daniel Gumble
Robert Wilson receives MBE for services to the music industry

Sound Technology chairman, Robert Wilson, has been recognised with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2016 honours list for his services to the music industry.

In addition to his role at Sound Technology, Wilson has also worked on behalf of the MIA for over 35 years and has been the only UK director of US industry music association NAMM.

He is also a director of Music for Youth, a charity that he has worked with since the early ‘70s that aims to provide access to live music opportunities for new musicians. The charity has seen over 2.4 million under-21s get involved with its various events. Alumni include Nigel Kennedy, Evelyn Glennie, Gary barlow and Laura Mvula.

Commenting on his MBE, Wilson said: “To be awarded an MBE is a great honour and one which I am delighted to receive. As well as being an honour for me, I see this as recognition of all the hard work from the staff in the various organisations who are continuing to promote and encourage the playing and creating of music and music education.”
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Congratulations, Robert!

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