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March 10, 2010

John Fogerty to Be Named BMI Icon at 58th Annual Pop Awards May 18 in Los Angeles

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 10 – BMI will honor John Fogerty as a BMI Icon at its 58th annual Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, the invitation-only event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States. The capstone of the evening will be an all-star musical tribute to Fogerty.

BMI is a U.S. performing rights organization which licenses and collects public performance fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

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

From his legendary recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival to his solo work and recent acclaimed resurrection of The Blue Ridge Rangers, John Fogerty is a quintuple threat: songwriter, singer, lead guitarist, arranger, and producer. His music is timeless: “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Green River,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Lodi,” “Run Through the Jungle,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Change In The Weather,” “The Old Man Down The Road,” “Déjà vu,” and albums Blue Moon Swamp and Centerfield shift between head-banging escapism, poetic self-reflection, and trenchant political analysis. The Grammy-winner boasts numerous BMI Pop and Country Awards. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with CCR, he is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In addition to the Icon, BMI will recognize Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 400,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI reported $905 million for its 2009 fiscal year in performing right collections. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.


Contacts:

Hanna Pantle / BMI Los Angeles hpantle@bmi.com / 310.289.6328

Marlene Meraz / BMI Los Angeles mmeraz@bmi.com / 310.289.6325