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May 13, 2015

P!nk Receives President’s Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards

Taylor Swift, Tim Bergling a.k.a Avicii, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran and Noel Zancanella share Songwriter of the Year crown; ‘All of Me’ named Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Publishing earns Publisher of the Year

Beverly Hills, CA, May 13, 2015 —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 at the organization’s 63rd annual Pop Awards, held May 12 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Dynamic singer-songwriter P!nk received the BMI President’s Award for her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry. As the 2015 President’s Award recipient, P!nk joins an elite list of past honorees that includes Adam Levine, Juanes, Kike Santander, Taylor Swift, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Pitbull and Willie Nelson.

Taylor Swift, Tim Bergling a.k.a. Avicii, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran and Noel Zancanella all earned the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year title. Each penned three songs on the most-performed list. Swift composed “22,” “Everything Has Changed,” and “Shake It Off.” Bergling wrote “Hey Brother,” “Wake Me Up,” and co-penned Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars.” Blanco co-wrote Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow,” Maroon 5’s “Maps,” and Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart.” Sheeran was honored for co-penning “Lego House,” “Sing” and Swift’s “Everything Has Changed.”  Zancanella co-wrote Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” Maroon 5’s “Maps,” and Demi Lovato’s “Neon Lights.”

John Legend clinched the BMI Pop Song of the Year honor for co-writing “All of Me.”  With 27 songs among the year’s most-performed, Sony/ATV Publishing claimed the prestigious BMI Pop Publisher of the Year crystal.

The musical tribute to P!nk featured pop-folk duo The Weepies and alt-country purveyor Brandi Carlile. The Weepies offered a powerful rendition of P!nk’s “F*ckin’ Perfect,” while Carlile commandeered “Who Knew.” Alecia Moore (P!nk) then joined troubadour Dallas Green on stage as You+Me for a trio of songs including “You and Me,” “Unbeliever” and “Open Door.” Closing out the evening, P!nk was joined by Billy Mann for a meaningful rendition of “Dear Mr. President.”

The 63nd annual BMI Pop Awards were hosted by BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Barbara Cane and BMI President & CEO, Mike O’Neill. For a complete list of 2015 winners, visit bmi.com.

High-resolution photos and video footage can be downloaded here:
http://www.epklink.com/bmipopawards2015

ABOUT BMI
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 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 650,000 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 http://www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.

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BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill (L) and honoree P!nk pose with the BMI President’s Award during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk performs onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk performs onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk poses with the BMI President’s Award during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill, honorees Benny Blanco, Noel Zancanella and BMI vice president & general manager, writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane pose with the BMI Pop Song of the Year award onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Producers Benny Blanco (L) and Noel Zancanella pose with the award for Songwriter of the Year at the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Songwriters Billy Mann, Brandi Carlile, honoree P!nk, Deb Talan and Steve Tannen of The Weepies and Dallas Green attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Recording artist Brandi Carlile, honoree P!nk and recording artist Deb Talan attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, honoree P!nk, singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen of The Weepies and BMI vice president & general manager, writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk poses with the BMI President’s Award during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill, Carey Hart, honoree P!nk, songwriter Billy Mann, Judith Moore and BMI vice president & general manager, writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane pose with the BMI President’s Award onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill (2nd right) and BMI vice president & general manager, writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane (4th right) present John Legend Publishing with the Song of the Year award for John Legend’s “All of Me” during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Sony/ATV Publishing accept the Publisher of the Year Award at the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Recording artist Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) CEO of Sony/ATV Martin Bandier, honoree P!nk and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI vice president & general manager, writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane, honoree P!nk, Carey Hart and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill at the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Musician Mikey Margott, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill, musicians Jesse Rutherford, Zach Abels, Brandon Fried and Jeremy Freedman of The Neighbourhood attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performs during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriters Deb Talan (L) and Steve Tannen of The Weepies perform onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriters Vincent “Vinz” Dery (L) and Kahouly Nicolay “Nico” of Nico and Vinz attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriter Dallas Green (L) and honoree Alecia Moore (P!nk) perform onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriter Billy Mann (L) and honoree P!nk perform onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriter Billy Mann (L) and honoree P!nk perform onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Singer-songwriters Deb Talan (L) and Steve Tannen of The Weepies perform onstage during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk (L) and Carey Hart attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk (L) and Carey Hart attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Honorees Nasri, Alex Tanas, Mark Pellizzer and Ben Spivak of Magic! attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Recording artists Benji Madden (L) and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Producer DJ Mustard attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Carey Hart (L) and honoree P!nk attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk (L) and Judith Moore attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree P!nk poses with the BMI President’s Award during the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Recording artist Carah Faye Charnow attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Recording artist Elaine Bradley, Brandon Campbell, Tyler Glenn and Christopher Allen of Neon Trees attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Recording artist Cher Lloyd attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician ZZ Ward attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Recording artists Ian Axel (L) and Chad Vaccarino of A Great Big World attend the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree Phillip Phillips attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree Phillip Phillips attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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