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October 21, 2019

Noel Gallagher and World’s Top Songwriters Honoured at 2019 BMI London Awards

CAMILA CABELLO WINS ‘SONG OF THE YEAR’ WITH ‘NEVER BE THE SAME’. RAYE WINS BMI IMPACT AWARD. NIALL HORAN AND ANNE-MARIE ALSO RECOGNISED AT LONDON CEREMONY

LONDON - OCTOBER 21st, 2019 - Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, tonight honoured Noel Gallagher with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI London Awards.  Guests including RAYE - who also performed her brand new track, ‘Love Me Again’ and was recognised with the BMI Impact Award (a brand new award for 2019), Anne-Marie and Niall Horan, attended the awards at London’s Savoy Hotel for an evening of celebration for UK and European songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs of the past year.

Noel Gallagher, one of Britain’s most acclaimed musicians, received the BMI President Award in recognition of his influence on songwriting within the music industry. On receiving this award, Gallagher joins an elite group of composers and songwriters who have received the President award for their exemplary contributions to the art of music. Previous recipients include Jay Kay (Jamiroquai), Kenny Chesney, P!NK, Willie Nelson, Adam Levine, Gloria & Emilio Estefano name just a few.

He was presented with the prestigious award by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill. 

Upon accepting the award Gallagher said: “The awards are great and all that, thank you…the music itself is the real award.”

BMI also honoured Camila Cabello with the prestigious ‘Song of the Year’ award for her Top Ten platinum-selling UK single ‘Never Be The Same’, also written with Noonie Bao (STIM), Adam ‘Frank Dukes’ Feeney (SOCAN), Sasha Sloan and published by Maidmetal Ltd and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She takes the spot from Ed Sheeran, who previously won the accolade three times - in 2016, 2017, and last year in 2018 with Johnny McDaid for ‘Shape Of You’. The award is given to the most performed song of the previous year by UK or European writers in the BMI catalogue.

Pop singer-songwriter RAYE was honoured with a brand new accolade - the BMI Impact Award. The latest decree was presented to Raye in recognition of her groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of music. She was also recognised with a BMI London award for ‘Home With You’ as performed by Madison Beer, along with co-writer Janée ‘Jin-Jin’ Bennett.

Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, picked up the BMI Million-Air Award for 4 million performances of his late son’s song ‘Wake Me Up’. Upon accepting the award, Bergling shared, “When Tim started I didn’t understand anything about house music. I began to like his music more and more…I love the songs, and Tim loved the songs, so I think that this is a great moment for me to accept this.”

Niall Horan accepted two BMI London awards for his singles ‘Too Much to Ask’ (Niall Horan/Jamie Scott) and ‘On The Loose’ (Niall Horan/John Ryan/Julian Bunetta), and Anne-Marie collected a BMI London award for ‘FRIENDS’ (Marshmello/Anne-Marie/Eden Anderson/Rick Boardman).

Graham Lyle also received a BMI Million-Air Award for 7 Million performances of ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ as performed by Tina Turner, and Michael d’Abo was honoured with the BMI Million-Air Award for 6 Million performances of ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ as performed by The Foundations.

Other honorees on the night included Georgia Ku for ‘Scared to be Lonely’ (co-written with Giorgio Tuinfort) as performed by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa, and Oh Wonder for ‘The Way Life Goes’ performed by Lil Uzi Vert (co-written with Nate Campany).

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Sara MacDonald, Noel Gallagher and Anais Gallagher at the BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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BMI President’s Award Winner Noel Gallagher and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill at the 2019 BMI London Awards at the Savoy Hotel, October 21, 2019

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Nick Van Eede at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at London’s Savoy Hotel October 21, 2019

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Niall Horan poses on the red carpet at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at London’s Savoy Hotel October 21, 2019

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Niall Horan at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at London’s Savoy Hotel October 21, 2019

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Negin Djafari at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at London’s Savoy Hotel October 21, 2019

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Mike “Scribz” Riley at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at London’s Savoy Hotel October 21, 2019

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Avicii’s father Klas Bergling accepts his son’s awards at the BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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Avicii’s father Klas Bergling on the red carpet at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at the Savoy Hotel on October 21, 2019

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Kamille poses on the red carpet at the BMI London Awards, October 21, 2019

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John Ryan at the BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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John Ryan, Julian Bunetta and Niall Horan at the BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019 at the Savoy Hotel

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Jamie Scott at the BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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BMI Impact Award Winner RAYE performs “Love Me Again” at the 2019 BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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Georgia Ku at the 2019 BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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Don Black at the 2019 BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI President’s Award Winner Noel Gallagher at the 2019 BMI London Awards at the Savoy Hotel, October 21, 2019

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BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and Impact Award Winner RAYE at the 2019 BMI London Awards, October 21, 2019

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BMI Impact Award Winner RAYE and BMI President’s Award Winner Noel Gallagher at the BMI London Awards on October 21, 2019

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BMI Impact Award Winner RAYE on the red carpet at the 2019 BMI London Awards, October 21, 2019

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BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill, Impact Award Winner RAYE and BMI EVP Creative & Licensing Mike Steinberg at the 2019 BMI London Awards on October 21, 201

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BMI President’s Award Winner Noel Gallagher

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Anne Marie on the red carpet at the BMI London Awards October 21, 2019.

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Anne Marie and RAYE at the 2019 BMI London Awards at the London’s Savoy Hotel, October 21, 2019

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Anais and Noel Gallagher at the 2019 BMI London Awards held at the London’s Savoy Hotel on October 21, 2019.

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