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May 19, 2010

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

Press Release

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

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2010 — Leading U.S. music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (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.

For a complete list of 2010 BMI Pop Awards winners, visit http://www.bmi.com.

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.

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Musician John Fogerty and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Producer Jim Jonsin attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Producer/songwriter RedOne poses during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer Orianthi attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musicians Taylor Swift and John Fogerty attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty and singer Orianthi pose during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty onstage during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer Estelle attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musicians Taylor Swift and John Fogerty attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty onstage during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Nashville wrote its way to LA last night for the 58th annual BMI Pop Music Awards, staged at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Taylor Swift earned one of the evening’s top honors, winning BMI Pop Song of the Year for her crossover hit “Love Story.” At 20, Swift became the youngest songwriter ever to win the prize. Swift and co-writer Liz Rose also shared honors for “You Belong with Me,” which earned a BMI Pop Award as one of the 50 most-performed pop songs of the year. Music City hit-maker Jon Mabe also enjoyed a big night, taking home a BMI Pop Award for co-writing Miley Cyrus’ chart-topper “The Climb.” Pictured are President & CEO of Sony ATV Music Publishing Nashville Troy Tomlinson, BMI Song Of The Year honoree Taylor Swift, songwriter Liz Rose, songwriter Jon Mabe and BMI Vice President Writer/Publisher Relations Jody Williams.

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Singer/songwriters RedOne and Orianthi attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Singer/musician John Fogerty, singer/musician Taylor Swift, BMI President and CEO Del Bryant, and Producer/songwriter RedOne onstage during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President and CEO Del Bryant, singer Estelle, songwriter RedOne and singer Orianthi attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/musician Taylor Swift poses at the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Kara DioGuardi attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty (C), daughters Lyndsay Fogerty, Kelsy Fogerty, wife Julie Fogerty, sons Tyler Fogerty and Shane Fogerty attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty, musician Taylor Swift and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant pose during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician David Hodges attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer Lolene attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty onstage during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty and musician Taylor Swift pose at the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Producer/songwriter RedOne poses during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/songwriters Bilal and RedOne attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician John Fogerty onstage during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Vice President and General Manager Barbara Cane (L), musician John Fogerty and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician Taylor Swift, musician John Fogerty and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer Orianthi performs onstage during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Evan Bogart attends the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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President, Warner/Chappell Music Scott Francis and Warner Chappell Chair and Chief Executive Officer Dave Johnson pose during the 58th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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