STEFFLON DON, TOM WALKER, STEVE MAC, LORNE BALFE & STEVEN MARSDEN HONOURED WITH ASCAP AWARDS
2018 ASCAP London Awards
STEFFLON DON, TOM WALKER, STEVE MAC, LORNE BALFE AND STEVEN "LENKY" MARSDEN HONOURED WITH PRESTIGIOUS ASCAP AWARDS AT 2018 ASCAP LONDON MUSIC AWARDS
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STEVE MAC WINS SEVEN AWARDS INCLUDING "SONG OF THE YEAR" AND "TOP DIGITAL SONG"
LORNE BALFE HONOURED WITH "FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR" FOR THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
JAX JONES, DUKE DUMONT, MNEK AND PATRICK DOYLE ALSO AMONG WINNERS
PERFORMANCES FROM VANGUARD AWARD WINNERS STEFFLON DON AND TOM WALKER
Tonight The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, celebrated some of the most successful songwriters, composers and performers in British music. Among the winners were multi-talented singer-songwriters Tom Walker and Stefflon Don and songwriter and producer Steve Mac. The 2018 ASCAP London Music Awards which honor the PRS For Music writers of the top music of last year, took place at One Marylebone.
Stefflon Don and Tom Walker each received the prestigious ASCAP Vanguard Award, which recognizes the impact of outstanding ASCAP members that are helping to shape the future of music. Both award winners performed at the event, with Stefflon Don opening the ceremony with her hit single "Hurtin' Me" and Tom Walker later delivering his fan favourite "Leave a Light On."
Steve Mac was the recipient of seven awards including Song of the Year and Top Digital Song for Ed Sheeran's global hit "Shape of You," which peaked at #1 on the singles charts of 34 countries. Mac won three awards in the Hot 100 Winning Songs category for "Strip That Down," Liam Payne's debut solo single featuring Quavo, "What About Us" by P!nk and the continued success of "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie which spent nine weeks at the top of the UK singles chart. "Rockabye" also won in the EDM Winning Songs category, alongside another single co-written by Mac, "Symphony" by Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson.
Steven "Lenky" Marsden was a double award recipient for Top EDM Song and a Hot 100 Winning Song for co-writing "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber. The song reached the top ten in the charts all over the globe including in the United Kingdom, US, Germany and Australia.
Scottish composer and music producer Lorne Balfe won Film Score of the Year for his work on The Lego Batman Movie. The computer-animated film produced by Warner Animation Group grossed $312 million worldwide. He also won Top Film Score Awards for the science fiction action movie Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson and Geostorm with Gerard Butler.
Daniel McGrath and Josh Phillips won Top Television Series for their work on the theme song for the American series Dancing with the Stars. The song is also used on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, making it one of the most distinctive and recognisable theme tunes in households across continents, with millions tuning in each week.
ASCAP songwriter, President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams, Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Matthews and Executive Vice President of Membership John Titta were on hand for the festivities. Vice President Membership UK/Europe Simon Greenaway served as host for the evening.
The full list of ASCAP Awards 2018 winners this year is as follows:
ASCAP Vanguard Award – Stefflon Don
ASCAP Vanguard Award – Tom Walker
ASCAP Song of the Year – Steve Mac ("Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran)
ASCAP Top Digital Song – Steve Mac ("Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran)
ASCAP Top EDM Song – Steven "Lenky" Marsden ("Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber)
ASCAP Film Score of the Year – Lorne Balfe (The Lego Batman Movie)
ASCAP Hot 100 Winning Songs
Steven "Lenky" Marsden ("Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber)
Steve Mac ("Strip That Down" by Liam Payne ft. Quavo)
Steve Mac ("Rockabye" by Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
Steve Mac ("What About Us" by P!nk)
ASCAP EDM Winning Songs
ASCAP Top Film Awards
ASCAP Top Television Series Award
October 25, 2018 4:00am ET by Pressparty