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Queen, the Script, Andrew Frampton, Fraser T. Smith & more honored at 2011 BMI London Awards

Posted in News on October 4, 2011
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BMI celebrated Europe and Asia’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television.

Songwriters and composers honored at the event are members of European and Asian performing right societies and are represented in the U.S. by BMI.

Legendary rock band Queen were honored as BMI Icons. All songwriters, vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon join a list of previous honorees that includes Donovan, Peter Gabriel, Don Black, Bryan Ferry, Ray Davies, Van Morrison and more.

The Script’s “Breakeven” earned the BMI Robert S. Musel Award for Song of the Year. Andrew Frampton (PRS) and band members Daniel O’Donoghue (PRS/IMRO) and Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO) co-wrote the song, which was published by BMG Chrysalis (PRS). “Breakeven” is from the Irish band’s top-selling eponymous album.

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” co-written by Fraser T. Smith and published by BMG Chrysalis (PRS), garnered the College Song of the Year win. “Stereo Love,” written and recorded by Romanian musician Edward Maya (PRS/UCMR-ADA) and Vika Jigulina (PRS), claimed Dance Song of the Year. The infectious club hit is published by Media Services International (UCMR-ADA).

In addition to celebrating the writers of most-performed songs in the U.S. during the past year, BMI presented awards to the composers of the most-watched and highest-grossing television programs and films; and the songwriters behind hits that have generated more than three million U.S. radio and television performances.

Del Bryant, BMI President & CEO; Phil Graham, BMI Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations; and Brandon Bakshi, Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Europe & Asia hosted the ceremony.

2011 BMI London Awards

SONG OF THE YEAR
The Robert S. Musel Award
“Breakeven”
Andrew Frampton (PRS)
Daniel O’Donoghue (PRS/IMRO)
Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO)
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
The Script

COLLEGE SONG OF THE YEAR
“Break Your Heart”
Fraser T. Smith (PRS)
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
Taio Cruz

DANCE AWARD
“Stereo Love”
Vika Jigulina (PRS)
Edward Maya (PRS/UCMR-ADA)
Media Services International (UMCR-ADA)
Edward Maya featuring Vika Jigulina

BMI ICON
Queen

Award-Winning Songs
The past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television

POP AWARDS

ACCORDING TO YOU
Andrew Frampton (PRS)
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
Orianthi

AIN’T LEAVIN WITHOUT YOU
Julian Brookhouse (PRS)
Migi Drummond (PRS)
Nicholas Thorp (PRS)
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (PRS)
Marcella Brailsford
James Carter
Universal Music Publishing Group (PRS)
Jaheim

BLAH BLAH BLAH
Neon Hitch (PRS)
Sean Foreman
Ke$ha
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Ke$ha featuring 3OH!3

BREAK YOUR HEART
Fraser T. Smith (PRS)
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris

BREAKEVEN
Andrew Frampton (PRS)
Daniel O’Donoghue (PRS/IMRO)
Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO)
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
The Script

BULLETPROOF
Elly Jackson (PRS)
Ben Langmaid (PRS)
Big Life Music (PRS)
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
La Roux

CAN’T BE TAMED
Paul “Nza” Neumann (GEMA)
Marek Pompetzki (GEMA)
Miley Cyrus
Tim James
EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH (GEMA)
Felony Business Edition (GEMA)
Phrased Differently Music Ltd. (PRS)
Miley Cyrus

CHECK IT OUT
Bruce Woolley (PRS)
James Brown
Nicki Minaj
will.i.am
Carlin Music Corp. (PRS)
will.i.am and Nicki Minaj

CLUB CAN’T HANDLE ME
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)
Kasia Livingston
Piano Songs/Talpa Music (BUMA)
Flo Rida featuring David Guetta

DJ GOT US FALLIN’ IN LOVE
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
Savan Kotecha
Pitbull
Maratone (STIM)
Usher featuring Pitbull

DO YOU REMEMBER
Jay Sean (PRS)
Jared Cotter
Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney
Bucks Music Group Ltd. (PRS)
Jay Sean featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon

END OF ME
Gavin Rossdale (PRS)
Mad Dog Winston Music Ltd.
Apocalyptica featuring Gavin Rossdale

GETTIN’ OVER YOU
Chris Willis (SACEM)
will.i.am
Universal Music Publishing France (PRS)
David Guetta featuring Chris Willis

I MADE IT (CASH MONEY HEROES)
Jay Sean (PRS)
Lil Wayne
Kevin Rudolf
Bryan “Baby” Williams
Bucks Music Group Ltd. (PRS)
Kevin Rudolf featuring Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne

IF I HAD YOU
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
Savan Kotecha
Maratone (STIM)
Adam Lambert

IMPOSSIBLE
Arnthor Birgisson (STIM)
Ina Wroldsen (PRS/TONO)
Aristotracks Music AB (STIM)
P & P Songs Ltd. (PRS)
Shontelle

LA LA LA
Alex Christensen (GEMA)
Iyaz
JR Rotem
Diana Music - Musikverlag GmbH (GEMA)
Auburn featuring Iyaz

NATURALLY
Devrim Karaoglu (GEMA/MSG)
Tim James
Selena Gomez & the Scene

ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)
Sandy Vee (SACEM)
Di Piu Srl (SIAE)
Rihanna

OUR GOD
Jonas Myrin (PRS)
Chris Tomlin

RAISE YOUR GLASS
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
P!nk
Maratone (STIM)
P!nk

ROCK THAT BODY
Mark Knight (PRS)
apl.de.ap
James Brown
Jamie Munson
Taboo
will.i.am
Reverb Music Limited/Toolroom Publishing Limited (PRS)
The Black Eyed Peas

RUDE BOY
Rob Swire (PRS)
Ester Dean
Makeba Riddick
Rihanna
BMG Chrysalis (PRS)
Rihanna

SOLDIER OF LOVE
Paul Denman (PRS)
Andrew Hale (PRS)
Stuart Matthewman (PRS)
Sade (PRS)
Angel Music Ltd. (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd. (PRS)
Sade

STEREO LOVE
Vika Jigulina (PRS)
Edward Maya (PRS/UCMR-ADA)
Media Services International (UMCR-ADA)
Edward Maya featuring Vika Jigulina

WHATAYA WANT FROM ME
Johan “Shellback” Schuster (STIM)
P!nk
Maratone (STIM)
Adam Lambert

YOUNG FOREVER
Marian Gold (GEMA)
Bernhard Lloyd (GEMA)
Frank Mertens (GEMA)
Rolf Budde Musikverlag GMBH (GEMA)
Jay-Z featuring Mr. Hudson

YOUR LOVE
David Freeman (PRS)
Joe Hughes (PRS)
Nicki Minaj
Andrew “Pop” Wansel
Universal Music Publishing Group (PRS)
Nicki Minaj

TV MUSIC AWARDS

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
Jos Jorgensen (PRS)
Andy Love (PRS)

CSI
Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: Miami
Pete Townshend (PRS)
Kevin Kiner

CSI: NY
Pete Townshend (PRS)
Bill Brown

GREY’S ANATOMY
Carim Clasmann (PRS)
Galia Durant (PRS)

HOUSE
3D (PRS)
Daddy G (PRS)
Mushroom (PRS)

$#*! MY DAD SAYS
Nick Hornby (PRS)
Ben Folds

THE AMAZING RACE
Christopher Franke (GEMA)
Vaughn Johson
Lee Sanders

THE GOOD WIFE
David Buckley (PRS)

CABLE MUSIC AWARD

DEXTER
Rolfe Kent (PRS)
Daniel Licht

FILM MUSIC AWARDS

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

SHREK FOREVER AFTER
Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
David Arnold (PRS)

THE KING’S SPEECH
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

THE TOWN
David Buckley (PRS)
Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

TRON: LEGACY
Daft Punk (PRS/SACEM)

UNSTOPPABLE
Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

MILLION-AIR AWARD SONGS
Honorees have accumulated substantial performance totals—from three to ten million—in U.S. radio and television.

3 MILLION

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
John Deacon (PRS)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Queen Music Ltd. (PRS)
Queen

BEHIND BLUE EYES
Pete Townshend (PRS)
Fabulous Music Ltd. (PRS)
The Who

I JUST WANNA BE YOUR EVERYTHING
Barry Gibb (PRS)
Crompton Songs/Warner-Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)
Andy Gibb

IT’S A HEARTACHE
Ronnie Scott (PRS)
Steve Wolfe (PRS)
Lojo Music Ltd. (PRS)
Bonnie Tyler

LOVE GETS ME EVERY TIME
Shania Twain (PRS)
Shania Twain

LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES)
Barry Mason (PRS/GEMA)
Barry Mason Music Ltd. (PRS)
Edison Lighthouse

RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM
J. Vincent Edwards (PRS)
Pierre Tubbs (PRS)
Chelsea Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd. (PRS)
Maxine Nightingale

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Freddie Mercury (PRS)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Queen Music Ltd. (PRS)
Queen

WHO ARE YOU
Pete Townshend (PRS)
The Who

4 MILLION

BLACK IS BLACK
Michelle Grainger (PRS)
Tony Hayes (PRS)
Steve Wadey (PRS)
Robert Mellin Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Los Bravos

BROWN SUGAR
Mick Jagger (PRS)
Keith Richards (PRS)
The Rolling Stones

ELEANOR RIGBY
John Lennon (PRS)
The Beatles

THE FINER THINGS
Steve Winwood (PRS)
Will Jennings
F S Ltd. (PRS)
Steve Winwood

IN YOUR EYES
Peter Gabriel (PRS)
Real World Music Ltd. (PRS)
Peter Gabriel

LAY DOWN SALLY
Eric Clapton (PRS)
Marcella Levy
George Terry
E.P. Clapton/Warner-Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)
Eric Clapton

SAD SONGS SAY SO MUCH
Elton John (PRS)
HST Management Ltd./Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Elton John

SHE’S NOT THERE
Rod Argent (PRS)
Marquis Music Co. Ltd. (PRS)
The Zombies

TRUE
Gary Kemp (PRS)
Reformation Publishing Co. Ltd. (PRS)
Spandau Ballet

WE CAN WORK IT OUT
John Lennon (PRS)
The Beatles

WOMAN
John Lennon (PRS)
Lenono Music (PRS)
The Beatles

5 MILLION

DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART
Elton John (PRS)
HST Management Ltd./Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Elton John & KiKi Dee

HEY JUDE
John Lennon (PRS)
The Beatles

SAY YOU LOVE ME
Christine McVie
Fleetwood Mac

TEARS IN HEAVEN
Eric Clapton (PRS)
Will Jennings
E.C. Music Ltd./Warner-Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)
Eric Clapton

YOU MAKE LOVIN’ FUN
Christine McVie
Fleetwood Mac

6 MILLION

DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
Elton John (PRS)
HST Management Ltd./Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Elton John

EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC
Sting (PRS)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
GM Sumner (PRS)
The Police

HONKY TONK WOMEN
Mick Jagger (PRS)
Keith Richards (PRS)
The Rolling Stones

LET IT BE
John Lennon (PRS)
The Beatles

MICHELLE
John Lennon (PRS)
The Beatles

YOU REALLY GOT ME
Ray Davies (PRS)
Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd. (PRS)
The Kinks

7 MILLION

DANIEL
Elton John (PRS)
Bernie Taupin
Universal Music Publishing Group (PRS)
Elton John

8 MILLION

LAYLA
Eric Clapton (PRS)
James Gordon
E.P. Clapton/Warner-Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)
Eric Clapton

10 MILLION

BROWN EYED GIRL
Van Morrison (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing Group (PRS)
Van Morrison

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