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May 15, 2013

Adam Levine Receives President’s Award At 61st Annual BMI Pop Awards

Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco and Ammar Malik share Songwriter of the Year crown; ‘Moves Like Jagger’ named Song of the Year; Universal Music Publishing Group earns Publisher of the Year

Press Release

Beverly Hills, CA May 15, 2013 —Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) the global leader in music rights management, honored the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed pop songs tonight at the organization’s 61st annual Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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.

Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco and Ammar Malik 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 ft. B.o.B.). Blanco wrote “Ass Back Home” (Gym Class Heroes ft. Neon Hitch), “Moves Like Jagger” (Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera), “Payphone” (Maroon 5) and “Stereo Hearts” (Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine). Malik co-penned “Ass Back Home,” “Moves Like Jagger,” “Payphone” and “Stereo Hearts.”

Benny Blanco, Adam Levine and Ammar Malik clinched BMI Pop Song of the Year honors for their co-write of “Moves Like Jagger” as well as 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.

Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations said, “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.”

The musical tribute to Levine featured promising young talent Rozzi Crane, the first artist signed to Levine’s 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.”

See list of winners

The 61st annual BMI Pop Awards were hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane. For a complete list of 2013 winners, visit bmi.com.

High-resolution photos and video footage can be downloaded here:
http://www.epklink.com/2013bmipopawards/.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through BMI’s Facebook page.

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BMI President & CEO Del Bryant (L) and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane (R) present singer/songwriter Adam Levine with the 2013 BMI President's Award at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards.

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Singer/Songwriter Chris Daughtry attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Del Bryant (L) and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane (R) present singer/songwriter Adam Levine with the 2013 BMI President's Award at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Ryan Keith Follese, Gavin DeGraw, Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of the pop duo Karmin and Nash Overstreet attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Claude Kelly, Co-BMI Songwriter of the Year award recipient, pauses for a photo at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, BMI Senior Vice President Writer/Publisher Relations Phil Graham, Chairman & CEO Universal Music Publishing Group Zach Horowitz, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane and President Universal Music Publishing Group North America Evan Lamberg attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Allen Stone performs at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) 2013 BMI President's Award recipient Adam Levine onstage with BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards.

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Nash Overstreet and Ryan Keith Follese of Hot Chelle Rae attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actor Chord Overstreet attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/Songwriter Bonnie McKee attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singers/Songwriters Ester Dean and Ali Tamposi attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Rozzi Crane performs at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/Songwriter Christina Perri attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of the pop duo Karmin attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/Songwriter Dev attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Singer/Songwriter Chris Daughtry, singer BC Jean and songwriter Claude Kelly attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/Songwriter BC Jean attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton and rap artist Flo Rida attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards.

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2013 BMI President's Award recipient Adam Levine and BMI Co-Songwriter of the Year Ammar Malik attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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2013 BMI President's Award recipient Adam Levine attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/Songwriter Gavin DeGraw attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Ammar Malik, Co-BMI Songwriter of the Year award recipient, pauses for a photo at the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter RedOne attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer/Songwriter Gavin DeGraw and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actor Chord Overstreet and songwriter Brandi Cyrus attend the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Dallas Austin attends the 2013 BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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