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John Lydon Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards

Posted in News on October 15, 2013
Photo: Mark Allan

Broadcast Music, Inc. presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” at the 2013 BMI London Awards held October 15, 2013, at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Previous BMI Icon honorees include Queen, Ray Davies, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Donovan, Don Black and Bryan Ferry, among others.

The awards ceremony also celebrated the U.K., European and Asian songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs on United States radio and television in the past year. Winning Song of the Year (The Robert S. Musel Award) for the most-performed song in the BMI catalogue on U.S. radio and television over the past twelve months were Sweden’s Jörgen Elofsson (STIM) and U.S. BMI writing partner Ali Tamposi for penning the global hit “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” performed by Kelly Clarkson. Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) and Universal Music Publishing (STIM) published the song.

The Dance Award was presented to Dutch songwriter Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) for the David Guetta-performed worldwide smash “Titanium.” Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) and Talpa Music (BUMA) published the million-selling song, which reached No. 1 on the U.K. charts in 2012 and was listed among the Top 10 in more than 12 countries. Giorgio Tuinfort was also acknowledged with the Pop Awards for “Titanium” and two other David Guetta hits, “I Can Only Imagine” and “Turn Me On.”

BMI also presented a-ha with a BMI Million-Air Award to honor the four million combined radio performances of their hit song "Take On Me.” Pop Awards were presented to Ellie Goulding (PRS) for her acclaimed hit song “Lights” and Snow Patrol for “Called Out In The Dark,” from their Fallen Empires album. Other honorees included Ed Sheeran (PRS) for “The A-Team,” Adele (PRS) for “Rumour Has It” and ”Skyfall,” Example (PRS) for penning the Wanted’s pop hit “Chasing the Sun,” Wayne Hector (PRS) for the Wanted’s No. 1 single “Glad You Came,” Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO) for “Hall Of Fame,” performed by the Script feat. will.i.am, Jamie Scott (PRS) for writing the song “Free” performed by Graffiti6, and Mark Hadfield (PRS) for Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You.”

In addition to the many other British songwriters and co-writers of the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television, also saluted were composers of the most-watched and highest-grossing television programs and films, along with the legendary songwriters behind classics that have generated more than three million U.S. radio and television performances.

Here is a complete list of 2013 BMI London Awards winners:

2013 BMI London Awards
Tuesday, October 15

SONG OF THE YEAR
The Robert S. Musel Award

“Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)”
Jörgen Elofsson (STIM)
Ali Tamposi (BMI)
David Gamson
Greg Kurstin

Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM)
Universal Music Publishing (STIM)

DANCE AWARD

“Titanium”
Afrojack (BUMA)
Sia (APRA)
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)
David Guetta (SACEM)*
Afrojack Publishing (BUMA)
Piano Songs (BUMA)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Talpa Music (BUMA)

*Share not licensed by BMI

ICON
John Lydon

2013 LONDON POP SONG AWARDS

50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE
Amund Bjørklund (PRS)
Espen Lind (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Stellar Songs Limited (PRS)
Train

A WARRIOR'S CALL
Michael Poulsen (KODA)
M. P. Publishing APS (KODA)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Volbeat

BACK IN TIME
Mickey Baker (SACEM)
Bo Didley
Sylvia Robinson
Marc Kinchen
Armando "Pitbull" Perez
Urales "DJ Buddha" Vargas
Pitbull

BEAUTY AND A BEAT
Zedd (GEMA)
Nicki Minaj
Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj

CALLED OUT IN THE DARK
Nathan Connolly (PRS)
Garret Lee (PRS)
Gary Lightbody (PRS)
Jonny Quinn (PRS)
Tom Simpson (PRS)
Paul Wilson (PRS)
Big Life Music Ltd. (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Snow Patrol

CHASING THE SUN
Example (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
The Wanted

DARK SIDE
Alex Geringas (GEMA)
Busbee
BMG Rights Management GmbH (GEMA)
Yoga & Music HBT (GEMA)
Kelly Clarkson

DON'T WAKE ME UP
Alessandro "Alle" Benassi (SIAE)
Marco "Benny" Benassi (SIAE)
Chris Brown
Ryan Buendia
Michael McHenry
Chris Brown

DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD
Axwell (STIM)
Steve Angello (STIM)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (STIM)
Swedish House Mafia

DRIVE BY
Amund Bjørklund (PRS)
Espen Lind (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Stellar Songs Limited (PRS)
Train

FINALLY FOUND YOU
Fabian Lenssen (BUMA)
Talpa Music (BUMA)
Enrique Iglesias

FREE
Jamie Scott (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Graffiti6

GLAD YOU CAME
Wayne Hector (PRS)
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
The Wanted

HALL OF FAME
Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO)
Danny O'Donoghue PRS/IMRO)
Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO)
will.i.am
The Script featuring will.i.am

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)
Piano Songs (BUMA)
Talpa Music (BUMA)
Nasri Atweh (SOCAN)
Lil Wayne
Chris Brown
David Guetta featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne

LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF)
Mark Hadfield (PRS)
Ne-Yo

LIGHTS
Ellie Goulding (PRS)
Ash Howes (PRS)
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (PRS)
Global Talent Publishing (PRS)
Major 3rd Music Ltd. (PRS)
Ellie Goulding

LITTLE TALKS
Nanna Hilmarsdóttir (STEF)
Ragnar “Raggi” þórhallsson (STEF)
Of Monsters and Men

NO RESOLUTION
Dale Stewart (SAMRO)
Shaun Morgan Welgemoed (SAMRO)
John Humphrey
BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd. (IMRO)
Seether Publishing
Seether

POUND THE ALARM
Rami Yacoub (STIM)
Bilal "The Chef" Hajji
Achraf "AJ Junior" Jannusi
Nicki Minaj
RedOne
Nicki Minaj

RUMOUR HAS IT
Adele (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Adele

SHAKE IT OUT
Paul Epworth (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Florence & the Machine

SKYFALL
Adele (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Adele

STARSHIPS
Wayne Hector (PRS)
Nicki Minaj
RedOne
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
Nicki Minaj

STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU)
Jörgen Elofsson (STIM)
Ali Tamposi
Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM)
Universal Music Publishing (STIM)
Kelly Clarkson

THE A TEAM
Ed Sheeran (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Ed Sheeran

TITANIUM
Afrojack (BUMA)
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)
Sia (APRA)
Afrojack Publishing (BUMA)
Piano Songs (BUMA)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Talpa Music (BUMA)
David Guetta featuring Sia

TORNADO
Delta Maid (PRS)
Natalie Hemby
Little Big Town

TURN ME ON
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)
Ester Dean
Nicki Minaj
Piano Songs (BUMA)
Talpa Music (BUMA)
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj

WILD ONES
Axwell (STIM)
Sia (APRA)
Marcus "Pleasure P" Cooper
Ben Maddahi
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (STIM)
Flo Rida featuring Sia

Academy Award

"Skyfall" from Skyfall
Adele (PRS)

Cable Awards

DEXTER
Rolfe Kent (PRS)
Daniel Licht

Film Music Awards

ARGO
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

TAKEN 2
Nathaniel Mechaly (SACEM)

TOTAL RECALL
Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

ZERO DARK THIRTY
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

TV Music Awards

2 BROKE GIRLS
Peter Björn & John (STIM)

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

CSI
Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: NY
Pete Townshend (PRS)
Bill Brown

THE GOOD WIFE
David Buckley (PRS)

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

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

THE X FACTOR
Jos Jorgensen (PRS)
Andy Love (PRS)

MILLION-AIR SONGS

4 Million Performance Award

BELIEVE
Steve Torch (PRS)
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (PRS)
Cher

DANCING QUEEN
Stig Anderson (STIM)
Benny Andersson (STIM)
Björn Ulvaeus (BUMA)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Abba

I MELT WITH YOU
Richard Brown (PRS)
Michael Conroy (PRS)
Robbie Grey (PRS)
Gary McDowell (PRS)
Stephen Walker (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Modern English

LOVE IS ALL AROUND
Reg Presley (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Wet Wet Wet

TAKE ON ME
Magne Furuholmen (PRS)
Morten Harket (PRS)
Pål Waaktaar (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
a-ha

UNWRITTEN
Natasha Bedingfield (PRS)
Danielle Brisebois
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Natasha Bedingfield

WE WILL ROCK YOU
Brian May (PRS)
Queen Music (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Queen

5 Million Performance Award

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
Freddie Mercury (PRS)
Queen Music (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
Queen

THE LIVING YEARS
BA Robertson (PRS)
Mike Rutherford (PRS)
Eagle-i Music Ltd. (PRS)
Imagem Music Ltd. (PRS)
Michael Rutherford Publishing (PRS)
R and BA Music Ltd. (PRS)
Mike and The Mechanics

MY WAY
Claude François (SACEM)
Jacques Abel Jules Revaux (SUISA)
Gilles Thibaut (SACEM)
Paul Anka
Jeune Musique Editions (SACEM)
Warner/Chappell Music France (SACEM)
Frank Sinatra

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU
Gerry Rafferty (PRS)
Stage Three Music Publishing a BMG Chrysalis Company (PRS)
Jeune Musique Editions (SACEM)
Warner/Chappell Music France (SACEM)
Stealers Wheel

6 Million Performance Award

COME TOGETHER
John Lennon (PRS)
The Beatles

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Alan Price (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS)
The Animals

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
Barry Gibb (PRS)
Maurice Gibb (PRS)
Robin Gibb (PRS)
Crompton Songs (PRS)
Gibb Brothers Music (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)
The Bee Gees

JUMPIN' JACK FLASH
Mick Jagger (PRS)
Keith Richards (PRS)
The Rolling Stones

TO LOVE SOMEBODY
Barry Gibb (PRS)
Robin Gibb (PRS)
Crompton Songs (PRS)
Gibb Brothers Music (PRS)
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)
The Bee Gees

7 Million Performance Award

CROCODILE ROCK
Elton John (PRS)
Bernie Taupin
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Elton John

IMAGINE
John Lennon (PRS)
John Lennon

9 Million Performance Award

YOUR SONG
Elton John (PRS)
Bernie Taupin
Universal Music Publishing (PRS)
Elton John

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