John Lydon Honored as BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards


Ed Sheeran, Adele, Ali Tamposi, A-ha, Giorgio Tuinfort and Ellie Goulding Also Recognized at London Ceremony

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, tonight presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon at the 2013 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K., European and Asian songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs on United States radio and television in the past year.

John Lydon (PRS) was named BMI Icon because of his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” and joins a list of past honorees including Queen, Ray Davies, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Donovan, Don Black and Bryan Ferry, among others.

BMI presented Sweden’s Jörgen Elofsson (STIM) and U.S. writing partner Ali Tamposi (BMI) with the Song of the Year Award (The Robert S. Musel Award) for penning the global hit “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” performed by Kelly Clarkson. This award is given to the most-performed song in the BMI catalogue on U.S. radio and television over the past twelve months. Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) and Universal Music Publishing (STIM) published the song.

The Dance Award was presented to Dutch songwriter Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) for the David Guetta-performed worldwide smash “Titanium.” Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) and Talpa Music (BUMA) published the million-selling song, which reached No. 1 on the U.K. charts in 2012 and was listed among the Top 10 in over 12 countries. Giorgio Tuinfort was also acknowledged with the Pop Awards for “Titanium” and two other David Guetta hits, “I Can Only Imagine” and “Turn Me On.”

Throughout the night, BMI honored many British songwriters and co-writers of the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. A-ha was presented with a BMI Million-Air Award to honor the four million combined radio performances of their hit song, ”Take On Me.” Pop Awards were presented to Ellie Goulding (PRS) for her acclaimed hit song “Lights” and Snow Patrol for “Called Out In The Dark,” from their Fallen Empires album. Other honorees included Ed Sheeran (PRS) for “The A-Team,” Adele (PRS) for “Rumour Has It” and ”Skyfall,” Example (PRS) for penning the Wanted’s pop hit “Chasing the Sun,”Wayne Hector (PRS) for the Wanted’s No. 1 single “Glad You Came,” Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO) for “Hall Of Fame,” performed by the Script feat. will.i.am, Jamie Scott (PRS) for writing the song “Free” performed by Graffiti6, and Mark Hadfield (PRS) for Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You.”

Also saluted were composers of the most-watched and highest-grossing television programs and films, along with the legendary songwriters behind classics that have generated more than three million U.S. radio and television performances. For a complete list of 2013 BMI London Awards winners, visit http://www.bmi.com/london.

For a complete list of 2013 winners, please see the list below or visit, http://www.bmi.com. Photo and video footage, including interviews, performances and the BMI Icon acceptance speech, can be accessed via the official EPK link:
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MEDIA CONTACTS:
U.S. – Leah Lupo
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) 
212-220-3142; llupo@bmi.com

U.K. – Kate Etteridge
LD Communications 
44-(0)20.7439.7222; kate.etteridge@ldcommunications.co.uk

Here is a complete list of 2013 BMI London Awards winners:

2013 BMI London Awards 
Tuesday, October 15

SONG OF THE YEAR 
The Robert S. Musel Award

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” 
Jörgen Elofsson (STIM) 
Ali Tamposi (BMI) 
David Gamson* 
Greg Kurstin* 
Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) 
Universal Music Publishing (STIM)

DANCE AWARD

“Titanium” 
Afrojack (BUMA) 
Sia (APRA) 
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) 
David Guetta (SACEM)* 
Afrojack Publishing (BUMA) 
Piano Songs (BUMA) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Talpa Music (BUMA)

*Share not licensed by BMI

ICON 
John Lydon

2013 LONDON POP SONG AWARDS

50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE 
Amund Bjørklund (PRS) 
Espen Lind (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Stellar Songs Limited (PRS) 
Train

A WARRIOR’S CALL 
Michael Poulsen (KODA) 
M. P. Publishing APS (KODA) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Volbeat

BACK IN TIME 
Mickey Baker (SACEM) 
Bo Didley 
Sylvia Robinson 
Marc Kinchen 
Armando “Pitbull” Perez 
Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas 
Pitbull

BEAUTY AND A BEAT 
Zedd (GEMA) 
Nicki Minaj 
Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj

CALLED OUT IN THE DARK 
Nathan Connolly (PRS) 
Garret Lee (PRS) 
Gary Lightbody (PRS) 
Jonny Quinn (PRS) 
Tom Simpson (PRS) 
Paul Wilson (PRS) 
Big Life Music Ltd. (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Snow Patrol

CHASING THE SUN 
Example (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
The Wanted

DARK SIDE 
Alex Geringas (GEMA) 
Busbee 
BMG Rights Management GmbH (GEMA) 
Yoga & Music HBT (GEMA) 
Kelly Clarkson

DON’T WAKE ME UP 
Alessandro “Alle” Benassi (SIAE) 
Marco “Benny” Benassi (SIAE) 
Chris Brown 
Ryan Buendia 
Michael McHenry 
Chris Brown

DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD 
Axwell (STIM) 
Steve Angello (STIM) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (STIM) 
Swedish House Mafia

DRIVE BY 
Amund Bjørklund (PRS) 
Espen Lind (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Stellar Songs Limited (PRS) 
Train

FINALLY FOUND YOU 
Fabian Lenssen (BUMA) 
Talpa Music (BUMA) 
Enrique Iglesias

FREE 
Jamie Scott (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Graffiti6

GLAD YOU CAME  
Wayne Hector (PRS) 
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS) 
The Wanted

HALL OF FAME 
Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO) 
Danny O’Donoghue PRS/IMRO) 
Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO) 
will.i.am 
The Script featuring will.i.am

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE  
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) 
Piano Songs (BUMA) 
Talpa Music (BUMA) 
Nasri Atweh (SOCAN) 
Lil Wayne 
Chris Brown 
David Guetta featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne

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

LIGHTS 
Ellie Goulding (PRS) 
Ash Howes (PRS) 
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (PRS) 
Global Talent Publishing (PRS) 
Major 3rd Music Ltd. (PRS) 
Ellie Goulding

LITTLE TALKS 
Nanna Hilmarsdóttir (STEF) 
Ragnar “Raggi” þórhallsson (STEF) 
Of Monsters and Men

NO RESOLUTION  
Dale Stewart (SAMRO) 
Shaun Morgan Welgemoed (SAMRO) 
John Humphrey 
BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd. (IMRO) 
Seether Publishing 
Seether

POUND THE ALARM 
Rami Yacoub (STIM) 
Bilal “The Chef” Hajji 
Achraf “AJ Junior” Jannusi 
Nicki Minaj 
RedOne 
Nicki Minaj

RUMOUR HAS IT 
Adele (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Adele

SHAKE IT OUT 
Paul Epworth (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Florence & the Machine

SKYFALL 
Adele (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Adele

STARSHIPS 
Wayne Hector (PRS) 
Nicki Minaj 
RedOne 
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS) 
Nicki Minaj

STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU) 
Jörgen Elofsson (STIM) 
Ali Tamposi 
Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) 
Universal Music Publishing (STIM) 
Kelly Clarkson

THE A TEAM 
Ed Sheeran (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Ed Sheeran

TITANIUM  
Afrojack (BUMA) 
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) 
Sia (APRA) 
Afrojack Publishing (BUMA) 
Piano Songs (BUMA) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Talpa Music (BUMA) 
David Guetta featuring Sia

TORNADO 
Delta Maid (PRS) 
Natalie Hemby 
Little Big Town

TURN ME ON 
Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) 
Ester Dean 
Nicki Minaj 
Piano Songs (BUMA) 
Talpa Music (BUMA) 
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj

WILD ONES  
Axwell (STIM) 
Sia (APRA) 
Marcus “Pleasure P” Cooper 
Ben Maddahi 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (STIM) 
Flo Rida featuring Sia

Academy Award

“Skyfall” from Skyfall 
Adele (PRS)

Cable Awards

DEXTER 
Rolfe Kent (PRS) 
Daniel Licht

Film Music Awards

ARGO 
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

TAKEN 2 
Nathaniel Mechaly (SACEM)

TOTAL RECALL 
Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

ZERO DARK THIRTY 
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

TV Music Awards

2 BROKE GIRLS 
Peter Björn & John (STIM)

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 
Jos Jorgensen (PRS) 
Andy Love (PRS)

CSI 
Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: NY 
Pete Townshend (PRS) 
Bill Brown

THE GOOD WIFE 
David Buckley (PRS)

GREY’S ANATOMY 
Carim Clasmann (PRS)
Galia Durant (PRS)

THE AMAZING RACE 
Christopher Franke (GEMA)
Vaughn Johnson
Lee Sanders

THE X FACTOR 
Jos Jorgensen (PRS)
Andy Love (PRS)
MILLION AIRE SONGS

4 Million Performance Award

BELIEVE 
Steve Torch (PRS) 
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (PRS) 
Cher

DANCING QUEEN 
Stig Anderson (STIM) 
Benny Andersson (STIM) 
Björn Ulvaeus (BUMA) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Abba

I MELT WITH YOU 
Richard Brown (PRS) 
Michael Conroy (PRS) 
Robbie Grey (PRS) 
Gary McDowell (PRS) 
Stephen Walker (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Modern English

LOVE IS ALL AROUND 
Reg Presley (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Wet Wet Wet

TAKE ON ME 
Magne Furuholmen (PRS) 
Morten Harket (PRS) 
Pål Waaktaar (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
A-ha

UNWRITTEN 
Natasha Bedingfield (PRS) 
Danielle Brisebois 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Natasha Bedingfield

WE WILL ROCK YOU 
Brian May (PRS) 
Queen Music (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Queen

5 Million Performance Award

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE  
Freddie Mercury (PRS) 
Queen Music (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
Queen

THE LIVING YEARS 
BA Robertson (PRS) 
Mike Rutherford (PRS) 
Eagle-i Music Ltd. (PRS) 
Imagem Music Ltd. (PRS) 
Michael Rutherford Publishing (PRS) 
R and BA Music Ltd. (PRS) 
Mike and The Mechanics

MY WAY 
Claude François (SACEM) 
Jacques Abel Jules Revaux (SUISA) 
Gilles Thibaut (SACEM) 
Paul Anka 
Jeune Musique Editions (SACEM) 
Warner/Chappell Music France (SACEM) 
Frank Sinatra

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU 
Gerry Rafferty (PRS) 
Stage Three Music Publishing a BMG Chrysalis Company (PRS) 
Jeune Musique Editions (SACEM) 
Warner/Chappell Music France (SACEM) 
Stealers Wheel

6 Million Performance Award

COME TOGETHER 
John Lennon (PRS) 
The Beatles

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN 
Alan Price (PRS) 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) 
The Animals

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE 
Barry Gibb (PRS) 
Maurice Gibb (PRS) 
Robin Gibb (PRS) 
Crompton Songs (PRS) 
Gibb Brothers Music (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS) 
The Bee Gees

JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH 
Mick Jagger (PRS) 
Keith Richards (PRS) 
The Rolling Stones

TO LOVE SOMEBODY 
Barry Gibb (PRS) 
Robin Gibb (PRS) 
Crompton Songs (PRS) 
Gibb Brothers Music (PRS) 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS) 
The Bee Gees

7 Million Performance Award

CROCODILE ROCK 
Elton John (PRS) 
Bernie Taupin 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Elton John

IMAGINE 
John Lennon (PRS) 
John Lennon

9 Million Performance Award

YOUR SONG  
Elton John (PRS) 
Bernie Taupin 
Universal Music Publishing (PRS) 
Elton John

 

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