Paul formed and Led three bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm and has been the featured vocalist with Queen since 2004.
Paul won the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music award at the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards. He was joined at the awards by Steve Winwood who was given an Ivor for Outstanding Song Collection.
Steve Winwood joined the Spencer Davis Group in the early 1960s at the age of 14 and went on to co-write hits Gimme Some Loving and I'm a Man. Following this, Winwood formed Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech before creating the acid rock band Traffic. Steve had a massive hit as as solo artist with Higher Love in 1986.
M caught up with Paul, Steve, iconic guitarist Jimmy Page and super-producer Trevor Horn at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony. Watch our video to hear what these legendary artists have to say about the ingredients of a great song and the importance of music royalties.