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Adam Levine and Top Songwriters Honored at 61st Annual BMI Pop Awards

Posted in News on May 15, 2013

Broadcast Music, Inc. was proud to honor the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most performed pop songs at the 61st annual BMI Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 14, 2013.

International superstar Adam Levine received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of his profound influence on the entertainment industry. As the 2013 President’s Award recipient, Levine joins an elite list of past honorees that includes Juanes, Kike Santander, Taylor Swift, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Pitbull and Willie Nelson.

“I usually have some smart-ass remark for everything, but tonight I’m speechless. I was looking forward to this night…No one appreciates it [this recognition] more than I do,” said Levine upon accepting his award, which was presented to him by the night’s hosts, BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations. It was Cane who recognized the songwriting talents of Levine early on and signed him to BMI while he was still in high school. Levine added, “Barbara Cane, besides being an amazing woman, did something very special. She comforted my mother, who’s here tonight, when I had no job and no money - like negative money - and said that someday, her son was gonna make it. So I’ll never forget that.”

The night featured a special musical tribute to Levine by promising young talent Rozzi Crane, the first artist signed to Levine’s label, 222 Records, and soulful crooner Allen Stone. Crane delivered an engaging rendition of Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” while Stone offered a soulful cover of “Won’t Go Home Without You.” The two capped off the tribute with a heartfelt duet of “Sunday Morning.” Blake Shelton, Levine’s friend and fellow coach on NBC’s The Voice, sent a video message congratulating him on this latest honor.

Other songwriters honored included Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco and Ammar Malik, who all earned the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year title. Each contributed four songs to the year’s most performed list. Kelly composed “Brokenhearted” (performed by Karmin), “Domino” (Jessie J), “International Love” (Pitbull featuring Chris Brown) and “Price Tag” (Jessie J featuring B.o.B.). Blanco wrote “Ass Back Home” (Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch), “Moves Like Jagger” (Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera), “Payphone” (Maroon 5) and “Stereo Hearts” (Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine). Malik co-penned “Ass Back Home,” “Moves Like Jagger,” “Payphone” and “Stereo Hearts.”

Blanco, Levine and Malik also clinched BMI Pop Song of the Year honors for their co-write of “Moves Like Jagger” along with publishers Maru Cha Cha, Matza Ball Music, Sudgee Music, Universal Music-Careers and Where Da Kasz At?.

With 19 songs among the year’s most performed, Universal Music Publishing Group claimed the prestigious BMI Pop Publisher of the Year crystal.

“This year’s award recipients represent a diverse group of music creators whose talents have shaped the landscape of pop music. We’re honored to have recognized the indelible contributions of this creative community,” said Cane.

Here’s the complete list of 2013 BMI Pop Awards winners:

BMI PRESIDENT’S AWARD

ADAM LEVINE

SONG OF THE YEAR

MOVES LIKE JAGGER
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Adam Levine
Ammar Malik
Shellback*
Maru Cha Cha
Matza Ball Music
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Where Da Kasz At?


SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

CLAUDE KELLY
“Brokenhearted”
“Domino”
“International Love”
“Price Tag”

BENJAMIN “BENNY BLANCO” LEVIN
“Ass Back Home”
“Moves Like Jagger”
“Payphone”
“Stereo Hearts”

AMMAR MALIK
“Ass Back Home”
“Moves Like Jagger”
“Payphone”
“Stereo Hearts”

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP
“Boyfriend”
“Crawling Back To You”
“It Girl”
“Lighters”
“Love You Like A Love Song”
“Moves Like Jagger”
“Mr. Know It All”
“Nothing”
“Payphone”
“Price Tag”
“Rumour Has It”
“Set Fire To The Rain”
“Someone Like You”
“Starships”
“Stereo Hearts”
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
“Turn Me On”
“Where Have You Been”
“Wild Ones”


AWARD-WINNING SONGS

“A THOUSAND YEARS”
David Hodges
Christina Perri
12:06 Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Miss Perri Lane Publishing
Summit Base Camp Film Music
Christina Perri

“ASS BACK HOME”
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Ammar Malik
David Silberstein
Laneview Songs
Maru Cha Cha
Matza Ball Music
Where Da Kasz At?
Gym Class Hereos feat. Neon Hitch

“BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)”
P!nk
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
P!nk Inside Publishing
P!nk

“BOYFRIEND”
Mat Musto
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Justin Bieber

“BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN”
Colbie Caillat
Plummy Lou Music
Colbie Caillat

“BROKENHEARTED”
Amy Heidemann
Claude Kelly
Nick Noonan
Karmin Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Karmin

“CALL ME MAYBE”
Josh Ramsay (SOCAN)
No Publisher Award
Carly Rae Jepsen

“CRAWLING BACK TO YOU”
Chris Daughtry
Marti Frederiksen
Round Hill Works
Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music
Universal Music-Careers
Daughtry

“DOMINO”
Claude Kelly
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Jessie J

“DRIVE BY”
Amund Bjørklund (PRS)
Espen Lind (PRS)
Stellar Songs Limited
Train

“EVERYBODY TALKS”
Tyler Glenn
Tim Pagnotta
Downtown DMP Songs
Marvin the Terrible
Songs of Pulse Recording
Neon Trees

“GLAD YOU CAME”
Wayne Hector (PRS)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
The Wanted

“GOOD FEELING”
Avicii (STIM)
Breyan Isaac
Etta James
Pearl Johnson
Leroy Kirkland
Ash Pournouri
Ash Pournouri Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
EMI-Longitude Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Flo Rida

“GOOD TIME”
Brian D. Lee
Matt Thiessen
Briyunlee Songs
SONGS MP
Stylishly Flyfishing Publishing
Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen

“HOLD IT AGAINST ME”
Bonnie McKee
Bonnie McKee Music
Songs of Pulse Recording
Where Da Kasz At?
Britney Spears

“LIKE IT LIKE THAT”
BenJ
Evan Bogart
Dan Book
Ryan Keith Follese
Andrew Goldstein
Legacy
Alexei Misoul
Nash Overstreet
100 Records Music
Alexei Misoul Music
Dan Book Music
Fueled By Music
Here’s Lookin’ At You Kidd Music
Magic Midas
Nash O Music
Primary Wave Brian
Rule Blind Publishing
Scarlet Moon Music, Inc.
Sleep When I’m Rich Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Stays Friday
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Hot Chelle Rae featuring New Boyz

“I WANNA GO”
Shellback (STIM)
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Britney Spears

“IN THE DARK”
Dev
Devishot Publishing
SONGS MP
Dev

“INTERNATIONAL LOVE”
Claude Kelly
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Carsten “Soulshock” Schack
Full Of Soul Music
Notting Hill Music, Inc.
Pitbull’s Legacy
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Pitbull feat. Chris Brown

“IT GIRL”
Evan Bogart
Jason Derülo
BELUGA HEIGHTS MUSIC
Here’s Lookin’ At You Kidd Music
Irving Music
Jason Derülo Publishing
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Jason Derülo

“LIGHTERS”
Eminem
Isaac Jones
Ryan “Royce da 5’9” Montgomery
Phil Thornton
Artegia Music
Phillionaire Worldwide Publishing
Platinum Ike Publishing
Shroom Shady Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars

“LIGHTS”
Ellie Goulding (PRS)
Ash Howes (PRS)
BMG Platinum Songs US
Ellie Goulding

“LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG”
Tim James
Adam Schmalholz
Akashic Field Music
In Q Music
Mafia Della Roccia
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Selena Gomez & the Scene

“MORE”
Bilal “The Chef” Hajji
RedOne
2101 Songs
Songs of RedOne
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Usher

“MOVES LIKE JAGGER”
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Adam Levine
Ammar Malik
Maru Cha Cha
Matza Ball Music
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Where Da Kasz At?
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

“MR. KNOW IT ALL”
Ester Dean
Dat Damn Dean Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Kelly Clarkson

“NOT OVER YOU”
Gavin DeGraw
G. DeGraw Music, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Gavin DeGraw

“NOTHING”
Andrew Frampton
Daniel O’Donoghue (PRS/IMRO)
Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO)
Music of Stage Three
Universal Music-Z Songs
The Script

“PARADISE”
Brian Eno (PRS)
Upala Music, Inc.
Coldplay

“PART OF ME”
Bonnie McKee
Bonnie McKee Music
Songs of Pulse Recording
Where Da Kasz At?
Katy Perry

“PAYPHONE”
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Adam Levine
Ammar Malik
Wiz Khalifa
Maru Cha Cha
Matza Ball Music
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Where Da Kasz At?
Wiz Khalifa Publishing
Maroon 5

“PRICE TAG”
B.o.B
Claude Kelly
Ham Squad Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Jessie J featuring B.o.B

“RUMOUR HAS IT”
Adele (PRS)
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Adele

“SAVE ME SAN FRANCISCO”
David Katz
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Reptillian Music
Train

“SET FIRE TO THE RAIN”
Adele (PRS)
Fraser T. Smith (PRS)
Chrysalis Songs
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Adele

“SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW”
Luiz Bonfá
Gotye (APRA)
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Unichappell Music, Inc.
Gotye feat. Kimbra

“SOMEONE LIKE YOU”
Adele (PRS)
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Adele

“STARSHIPS”
Wayne Hector (PRS)
Nicki Minaj
RedOne
Rami Yacoub (STIM)
2101 Songs
Harajuku Barbie Music
Money Mack Music
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Songs of RedOne
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Nicki Minaj

“STEREO HEARTS”
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Adam Levine
Ammar Malik
Maru Cha Cha
Matza Ball Music
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Where Da Kasz At?
Gym Class Hereos feat. Adam Levine

“STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU)”
Jörgen Elofsson (STIM)
Ali Tamposi
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Universal Music-Careers
Kelly Clarkson

“TITANIUM”
Afrojack (BUMA)
Sia (APRA)
Giorgio Tuinfort
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Tenyor Music
David Guetta featuring Sia

“TURN ME ON”
Ester Dean
Nicki Minaj
Giorgio Tuinfort
Dat Damn Dean Music
Harajuku Barbie Music
Money Mack Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj

“WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER”
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Taylor Swift

“WE ARE YOUNG”
Jack Antonoff
Jeff Bhasker
Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Way Above Music
fun. feat. Janelle Monae

“WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN”
Ester Dean
Geoff Mack (APRA)
Dat Damn Dean Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Unichappell Music, Inc.
Rihanna

“WIDE AWAKE”
Bonnie McKee
Bonnie McKee Music
Songs of Pulse Recording
Where Da Kasz At?
Katy Perry

“WILD ONES”
Axwell (STIM)
Marcus “Pleasure P” Cooper
Ben Maddahi
Sia (APRA)
Artist 101 Publishing Group
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Nanat
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Flo Rida feat. Sia

“WITHOUT YOU”
Giorgio Tuinfort
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
David Guetta feat. Usher

“YOU AND I”
Lady Gaga
House of Gaga Publishing, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Lady Gaga

“YOU MAKE ME FEEL…”
Ina Wroldsen (PRS)
Nettwerk One B Music US
Cobra Starship feat. Sabi

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