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John Fogerty Named BMI Icon at 58th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards

Posted in News on May 19, 2010

RedOne Earns Songwriter of the Year Crown; Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Named Song of the Year; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Earns Publisher of the Year

BMI held its 58th annual Pop Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. John Fogerty was celebrated as a BMI Icon; RedOne claimed his first-ever Songwriter of the Year crown; and “Love Story” earned Song of the Year for its songwriter and recording artist Taylor Swift and publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing. At 20, Swift is the youngest songwriter ever to win BMI Pop Song of the Year. Additionally, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. garnered Publisher of the Year. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President/General Manager, Los Angeles, the ceremony also saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed pop songs on U.S. radio and television.

BMI Icons are selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” As a BMI Icon, John Fogerty joins ranks that include Gamble & Huff, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, the Bee Gees, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton, among others.

To celebrate, the incomparable Fogerty performed a selection of his most-loved hits: a medley of “Travelin’ Band,” “Centerfield,” “Don’t You Wish It Was True,” “Green River,” “Rambunctious Boy,” and “Up Around the Bend,” followed by a searing version of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?,” and as the finale, a medley comprising “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and “Proud Mary.” During the set, he was accompanied by his ace band and flanked by his two teenage sons, Shane and Tyler Fogerty. Geffen pop recording artist Orianthi kicked off the night’s music with her own version of another Fogerty-penned standard.

Below is the complete list of 2010 BMI Pop Music Awards winners:

Songwriter of the Year
RedOne
“Fire Burning”
“Just Dance”
“LoveGame”
“Poker Face”

Song of the Year
“LOVE STORY”
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Taylor Swift

Publisher of the Year
WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.
“Circus”
“Dead and Gone”
“Gotta Be Somebody”
“If Today Was Your Last Day”
“Knock You Down”
“Let It Rock”
“Live Your Life”
“My Life Would Suck Without You”
“No Surprise”
“Not Meant to Be”
“One Step at a Time”
“Whatever You Like”

BMI Icon
JOHN FOGERTY

2010 BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs

ADDICTED
Skidd Mills
Meaux Mercy Publishing
Skiddco Music
Saving Abel

AMERICAN BOY
Estelle (PRS)
John Legend
Josh Lopez
Caleb Speir
Kweli Washington
Kanye West
will.i.am
Cherry River Music Co.
Chrysalis Songs
Cue Group Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
John Legend Publishing
Larry Leron Music
Please Gimme My Publishing, Inc.
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Speir Music
will.i.am music, inc.
Estelle featuring Kanye West

BATTLEFIELD
Wayne Wilkins (PRS)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Jordin Sparks

BEAUTIFUL
Giorgio Tuinfort
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Akon feat. Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall

BETTER IN TIME
JR Rotem
Jonathan Rotem Music
Southside Independent Music Publishing LLC
Leona Lewis

BLAME IT
James “Pharoah” Brown
John J. Conte Jr.
Jamie Foxx
T-Pain
Breyon Prescott
2 Tha Moon Publishing
Nappypub Music
Sly As A Foxx Music, Inc.
Tenyor Music
Universal Music-Z Songs
Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain

BOOM BOOM POW
apl.de.ap
Taboo
will.i.am
Cherry River Music Co.
Jeepney Music, Inc.
Tab Magnetic Publishing
will.i.am music, inc.
Black Eyed Peas

BROKEN
Jason Wade
Chrysalis Songs
Jason Wade Music
Lifehouse

CIRCUS
Claude Kelly
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Matza Ball Music
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Where Da Kasz At
Britney Spears

THE CLIMB
Jon Mabe
Mabe It Big Music
Music of Stage Three
Miley Cyrus

COME BACK TO ME
Amund Bjørklund (PRS)
Espen Lind (PRS)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
David Cook

CRUSH
David Hodges
12:06 Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
David Archuleta

DEAD AND GONE
T.I.
Crown Club Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake

DISTURBIA
Robert L. Allen
Chris Brown
A List Vocalz
Culture Beyond Ur Experience Publishing
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Rihanna

DON’T TRUST ME
Sean Foreman
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Nathaniel Motte
Dick Jams
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Master Falcon Music
Matza Ball Music
Where Da Kasz At
3oh!3

FALL FOR YOU
John Vesely
John Vesely Publishing
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Secondhand Serenade

FIRE BURNING
Bilal “The Chef” Hajji (STIM)
RedOne
2101 Songs
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Sean Kingston

GOTTA BE SOMEBODY
Chad Kroeger (SOCAN)
Joey Moi (SOCAN)
Ryan Peake (SOCAN)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Nickelback

GREEN LIGHT
Fink (PRS)
John Legend
Cherry River Music Co.
John Legend Publishing
John Legend featuring Andre 3000

HALO
Evan Bogart
Here’s Lookin’ At You Kidd Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Beyoncé

HEARTLESS
Jeff Bhasker
Kanye West
Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson
Chrysalis Songs
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
No I.D. Music Publishing
Please Gimme My Publishing, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Way Above Music
Kanye West

HOW DO YOU SLEEP?
Sean Garrett
Raymond “Rayza” Oglesby
Hitco Music
Rayza Sounds Publishing
Songs of Windswept Pacific
Team S Dot Publishing
Young Pen
Jesse McCartney

I DO NOT HOOKUP
Kara DioGuardi
Greg Wells
Bug Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Son of Reverend Bill Music
Kelly Clarkson

I GOTTA FEELING
apl.de.ap
Taboo
will.i.am
Cherry River Music Co.
Jeepney Music, Inc.
Tab Magnetic Publishing
will.i.am music, inc.
Black Eyed Peas

I KNOW YOU WANT ME (Calle Ocho)
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
David “Hawk” Wolinski
Pitbull’s Legacy
Pitbull

IF I WERE A BOY
BC Jean
BC Jean Publishing
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Beyoncé

IF TODAY WAS YOUR LAST DAY
Chad Kroeger (SOCAN)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Nickelback

JUST DANCE
Lady Gaga
RedOne
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis

KNOCK YOU DOWN
Kevin Cossom
Keri Hilson
Kanye West
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Please Gimme My Publishing, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Y R P Music Publishing
Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West and Ne-Yo

LET IT ROCK
Lil Wayne
Kevin Rudolf
Lion Aire Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Young Money Publishing, Inc.
Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne

LIGHT ON
Brian Howes (SOCAN)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
David Cook

LIVE YOUR LIFE
Makeba Riddick
T.I.
Crown Club Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Janice Combs Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Yoga Flames Publishing
T.I. featuring Rihanna

LOVE REMAINS THE SAME
Marti Frederiksen
Gavin Rossdale
Mad Dog Winston Music Ltd.
Sienna Sienna Songs
Gavin Rossdale

LOVE STORY
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Taylor Swift

LOVEGAME
Lady Gaga
RedOne
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga

MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
Claude Kelly
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Kelly Clarkson

NO SURPRISE
Chris Daughtry
Eric Dill
Chad Kroeger (SOCAN)
Rune Westberg
Dr. Raven Music
Rune Westberg Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music
Universal Music-Careers
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Daughtry

NOT MEANT TO BE
Dean Back (SOCAN)
Dave Brenner (SOCAN)
Tyler Connolly (SOCAN)
Kara DioGuardi
Bug Music
Robot of the Century Songs
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Theory of a Deadman

ONE STEP AT A TIME
Mich “Cutfather” Hansen
Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Jordin Sparks

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME
Pink
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Pink Inside Publishing
Pink

POKER FACE
Lady Gaga
RedOne
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga

RIGHT NOW (NA NA NA)
Giorgio Tuinfort
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Akon

RISE ABOVE THIS
John Humphrey
Dale Stewart
Shaun Morgan Welgemoed
Chrysalis Songs
Kickdatkat Music
Seether Publishing
Seether

SECOND CHANCE
Brent Smith
Driven By Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Shinedown

SO WHAT
Pink
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Pink Inside Publishing
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Pink

SOBER
Kara DioGuardi
Pink
Bug Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Pink Inside Publishing
Sunshine Terrace Music
Pink

USE SOMEBODY
Jared Followill
Matthew Followill
Bug Music
Coffee Tea or Me Publishing
McFearless Music
Kings of Leon

WHAT ABOUT NOW
Josh Hartzler
David Hodges
Ben Moody
7 Months of Shadows Publishing
12:06 Publishing
Bug Music
Chrysalis Songs
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Smellslikemetal Publishing
Daughtry

WHATEVER YOU LIKE
Jim Jonsin
David Siegel
T.I.
Crown Club Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Jimipub Music
Merchandyze Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
T.I.

YOU BELONG WITH ME
Liz Rose
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Taylor Swift

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