PHOTOS: BMI honors Stevie Nicks with Icon Award

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Broadcast Music, Inc. was proud to honor the songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed pop songs at the 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on May 13, 2014.

Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks received the BMI Icon Award in recognition of her unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. As the 2014 BMI Icon Award recipient, Nicks joins an elite list of past honorees that includes Paul Simon, Carole King, David Foster, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton and others.

“This is one of the best nights of my life,” Nicks said upon accepting her award, going on to poignantly capture the craft for which she was honored, “We are reporters – we songwriters write songs about life, not just love.” Nicks added, “I want to thank Del. This is so important to me. To all of you here, all of you songwriters and artists, I wrote my first song when I was 15 1/2 and this is what you have to look forward to if you really want to do this. Go for it, be determined, don’t let anyone get in your way … Bring the fun back!”

The night included a special star-studded musical tribute to Nicks, featuring Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, the incomparable Sheryl Crow, country music trio Lady Antebellum, piano-playing chanteuse Vanessa Carlton and the multi-talented Shakira. Levine and Crow combined their breathtaking talent to deliver a mesmerizing rendition of Nicks’ “Leather & Lace,” Lady Antebellum commandeered “Rhiannon,” Carlton wowed the audience with “Dreams” and Shakira serenaded with “Landslide.”

Other songwriters honored included Adam Levine, Ryan Lewis, Jeff Bhasker and Ben Haggerty, who all earned the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year title. Each penned three songs on the most-performed list. Levine composed Maroon 5’s “Daylight,” “Love Somebody” and “One More Night.” Lewis and Haggerty co-wrote Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” “Same Love” and “Thrift Shop.” Bhasker co-penned Fun.’s “Carry On” and “Some Nights,” and P!nk’s “Just Give Me A Reason.”

Jeremy Fraites and Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers clinched the BMI Pop Song of the Year honor for co-writing “Ho Hey.”

With 15 songs among the year’s most performed, Sony/ATV Publishing claimed the prestigious BMI Pop Publisher of the Year crystal.

The 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards were hosted by BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Barbara Cane, BMI CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI President Del Bryant.

Here is a complete list of 2014 BMI Pop Award winners:

Song of the Year

“Ho Hey”
Jeremy Fraites
Wesley Schultz
The Lumineers

Songwriters of the Year

Jeff Bhasker
“Carry On”
“Just Give Me a Reason”
“Some Nights”

Ben Haggerty
“Can’t Hold Us”
“Same Love”
“Thrift Shop”

Adam Levine
“Daylight”
“Love Somebody”
“One More Night”

Ryan Lewis
“Can’t Hold Us”
“Same Love”
“Thrift Shop”

Publisher of the Year

SONY/ATV Music Publishing
(EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Ballad, Sony/ATV Countryside, Sony/ATV Tree)

“As Long as You Love Me”
“Carry On”
“Clarity”
“Cruise Remix”
“Feel This Moment”
“I Knew You Were Trouble”
“Just Give Me a Reason”
“Little Talks”
“Love Somebody”
“Mirrors”
“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
“Safe and Sound”
“Some Nights”
“The A Team”
“The Way”

Icon

Stevie Nicks

Award Winning Songs

50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE
Amund Bjørklund (PRS)
Espen Lind (PRS)
Stellar Songs Limited
Train

AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME
Big Sean
Rodney Jerkins
Andre Lindal
Nasri (SOCAN)
FF to Def Publishing LLC
Rodney Jerkins Productions
Son of Bjorn Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Tre Ball Music
Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean

BEAUTY AND A BEAT
Nicki Minaj
Zedd (GEMA)
Harajuku Barbie Music
Money Mack Music
Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj

BURN IT DOWN
Chester Bennington
Rob Bourdon
Brad Delson
Dave Farrell
Joe Hahn
Mike Shinoda
Big Bad Mr. Hahn Music
Chesterchaz Publishing
Kenji Kobayashi Music
Nondisclosure Agreement Music
Pancakey Cakes Music
Rob Bourdon Music
Universal Music-Z Songs
Linkin Park

CAN’T HOLD US
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

CARRY ON/
Jack Antonoff
Jeff Bhasker
Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Way Above Music
fun.

CLARITY
Skylar Grey
Matthew Koma
Porter Robinson
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Hotel Bravo Music
M Shop Publishing
Mattski Songs
Portabello Publishing
Sony/ATV Ballad
Universal Music-Z Songs
Zedd featuring Foxes

COME & GET IT
Ester Dean
Dat Damn Dean Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Selena Gomez

CRUISE REMIX
Tyler Hubbard
Brian Kelley
Joey Moi (SOCAN)
Chase Rice
Jesse Rice
Big Loud Mountain
Big Red Toe Music
Dack Janiels Publishing
Deep Fried Dreams
Sony/ATV Countryside
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly

CUPS
A P Carter
peermusic
Anna Kendrick

DARK SIDE
busbee
Alex Geringas (GEMA)
BMG Platinum Songs US
Hello I Love You Music
JAM Writers Group
Kelly Clarkson

DAYLIGHT
Adam Levine
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Maroon 5

DIAMONDS
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Matza Ballzack Music
Where Da Kasz At?
Rihanna

DIE YOUNG
Kesha
Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin
Dynamite Cop Music
Matza Ballzack Music
Where Da Kasz At?
Kesha

DON’T WAKE ME UP
Alessandro “Alle” Benassi (SIAE)
Marco “Benny” Benassi (SIAE)
Chris Brown
DJ Replay
Michael McHenry
Culture Beyond Ur Experience
Downtown DMP Songs
Ryan Buendia Music
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Ultra Empire Music
Chris Brown

DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD
Axwell (STIM)
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin

FEEL AGAIN
Noel Zancanella
Blastronaut Publishing
Songs of Patriot Games
OneRepublic

FEEL THIS MOMENT
Christina Aguilera
Magne Furuholmen (PRS)
Morten Harket (PRS)
Nolan Lambroza
Nasri (SOCAN)
Armando “Pitbull” Perez
Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas
Pål Waaktaar (PRS)
Abuela Y Tia Songs
DJ Buddha Music Publishing
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
The Messengers Joints
Tre Ball Music
Universal Music-Careers
Xtina Music
Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera

FINE BY ME
Andy Grammer
S-Curve Songs Worldwide
Andy Grammer

GET LUCKY
Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Nile Rodgers
Songs of Imagem Music
XLC Music
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

HALL OF FAME
Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO)
Danny O’Donoghue(PRS/IMRO)
Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO)
will.i.am
BMG Sapphire Songs
i.am.composing llc
Universal Music-Z Songs
The Script featuring will.i.am

HEART ATTACK
Mitch Allan
Sean Douglas
Jason Evigan
Nikki Williams
Art In The Fodder Music
Bad Robot
BMG Platinum Songs US
International Dog Music
Part of the Problem Publishing
Demi Lovato

HO HEY
Jeremy Fraites
Wesley Schultz
The Lumineers
The Lumineers

HOME
Drew Pearson
Drew Yeah Music
Songs of Pulse Recording
Phillip Phillips

I CRY
Jeffrey B. Hull
Brenda Russell
Dwarf Village Music
Flo Rida

I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Tree
Taylor Swift Music
Taylor Swift

I NEED YOUR LOVE
Ellie Goulding (PRS)
Downtown DMP Songs
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding

IT’S TIME
Benjamin McKee
Daniel Reynolds
Daniel “Wayne” Sermon
Imagine Dragons Publishing
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Imagine Dragons

JUST GIVE ME A REASON
Jeff Bhasker
P!nk
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
P!nk Inside Publishing
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Way Above Music
P!nk featuring Nate Ruess

LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF)
Mark Hadfield (PRS)
Ne-Yo

LITTLE TALKS
Nanna Hilmarsdóttir (STEF/BMI)
Ragnar “Raggi” þórhallsson (STEF/BMI)
Mussi Music
Nannabh Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Of Monsters and Men

LOVE SOMEBODY
Adam Levine
Nathaniel Motte
Noel Zancanella
Dick Jams
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Songs of Patriot Games
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Maroon 5

MIRRORS
Chris Godbey
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Jerome Harmon Productions
Sony/ATV Ballad
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Justin Timberlake

MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK (LIGHT EM UP)
Andy Hurley
Patrick Stump
Joe Trohman
Pete Wentz
Chicago X Softcore Songs
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Fall Out Boy

ONE MORE NIGHT
Adam Levine
Sudgee Music
Universal Music-Careers
Maroon 5

RADIOACTIVE
Alex Da Kid
Benjamin McKee
Joshua Mosser
Daniel Reynolds
Daniel “Wayne” Sermon
Imagine Dragons Publishing
Jmosser Music
Songs for KIDinaKORNER
Songs of Universal, Inc.
Imagine Dragons

ROAR
Bonnie McKee
Bonnie McKee Music
Songs of Pulse Recording
Where Da Kasz At?
Katy Perry

SAFE AND SOUND
Ryan Merchant
Sony/ATV Ballad
Takacs Music Publishing
Capital Cities

SAME LOVE
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

SHE’S SO MEAN
Paul Doucette
Lucinda Panic Music
Matchbox 20

SOME NIGHTS
Jack Antonoff
Jeff Bhasker
Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Way Above Music
fun.

SUIT & TIE
Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Charles “Slick” Still
Terry Duane Stubbs
John “Sly” Wilson
Dynatone Publishing Co.
Jerome Harmon Productions
Perrell Music
Rightsong Music, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Justin Timberlake

THE A TEAM
Ed Sheeran
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Ed Sheeran

THE OTHER SIDE
Jason Derülo
BELUGA HEIGHTS MUSIC
Irving Music
Jason Derülo Publishing
Jason Derülo

THE WAY
Al Sherrod “A-Rod” Lambert
Mac Miller
Brenda Russell
Jordin Sparks
Blue Slide Park Music
Jordin Sparks Music
Penmenship Music
Sony/ATV Ballad
Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller

THRIFT SHOP
Ben Haggerty
Ryan Lewis
Macklemore Publishing
Ryan Lewis Publishing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

TROUBLEMAKER
Breyan Isaac
Claude Kelly
Studio Beast Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida

TRY
busbee
Ben West
BMG Platinum Songs US
Hello I Love You Music
JAM Writers Group
Legitimate Efforts Music
P!nk

WHEN I WAS YOUR MAN
Andrew Wyatt
Downtown DMP Songs
Bruno Mars

WHISTLE
Breyan Isaac
Antonio “Jovii Hendrix” Mobley
Flight38 Group Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Flo Rida

BMI / Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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