STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- British musician Peter Gabriel and Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu have won the Polar Music Prize.
Tuesday's announcement says they will each receive a 1 million kronor (US$130,000) award at a ceremony in Stockholm.
The prize committee says Abreu's work "shows us what is possible when music is made the common ground and thereby part of people's everyday lives." He founded a network offering music classes and worskhops to young people.
It cited Gabriel for "his groundbreaking, outward-looking and boundary-busting artistry."
The Polar Music Prize is Sweden's biggest music award. It was founded by Stig Anderson, manager of Swedish pop group ABBA, in 1989.
Last year's award was shared by British rock group Pink Floyd and U.S. soprano Renee Fleming.
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