The Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Combating Poverty, and Inclusion for this year goes to Turkish composer and pianist Fazıl Say.
Spanish composer Tomás Marco has won the fifteenth edition of the Tomás Luis de Victoria prize, or — as it is officially named — the "Premio SGAE de la Música Iberoamericana Tomás Luis de Victoria"
Mexican composer, pianist, and musicologist Julio Estrada will receive the Medalla Bellas Artes for 2016.
The autograph of Gustav Mahler's second symphony (Resurrection) was auctioned yesterday at Sotheby's for a sum of 4,546,250 GBP (about $5,670,000).
American composer Andrew Norman has won the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition with his composition Play.
The Premio Nacional de Música (Spanish National Music Prize) for 2016 was awarded to Antoni Parera.
The French Académie des Beaux-Arts has awarded the 2016 Prix de la Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca to Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös.
The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music for this year is awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, (ASCAP) has awarded composer Morten Lauridsen with a Life in Music Award.
The Argentinean composer, conductor and pianist Lalo Schifrin is given the title "Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres" (Commander of the Arts and Literature) by the French minister of culture, Audr
Chilean composer Francisco Goldschmidt has received the 2016 Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann grant of the German city of Cologne (Köln).
The Swiss canton of Bern has awarded its music prizes for 2016. Composer Christian Henking is one of the four winners.
The 2016 Giga-Herz prize winners for electronic music have been made known. The main prize, worth €10000, goes to American composer Curtis Roads.
Musical America Worldwide, who describe themselves as the voice of the performing arts industry in America, have chosen Andrew Norman to be winner of their composer of the year award 2017.
Greek composer Georges Aperghis has been awarded the 2016 "Christoph und Stephan Kaske-Stiftung" prize.
On 13 October the Dutch music copyright organization BUMA has appointed Mayke Nas as "Componist des Vaderland" ("Composer of the Homeland").