Hans Zimmer will receive accolade at the 2013 awards in London.

Composer Hans Zimmer is to receive this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the 2013 Classic BRIT Awards.

Zimmer has composed soundtracks for more than 100 films across his 30 year career, including iconic scores for Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Lion King.

The Oscar-winner will receive the award on October 2 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.