Tuesday May 18, 10:02 pm Eastern Time
LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 18, 1999-- Performing rights organization BMI presented the 47th edition of its Pop Awards Tuesday night with ``You're Still the One''; songwriters Mariah Carey, Sarah McLachlan (SOCAN), Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas and Shania Twain; and EMI Music Publishing earning top honors.
Hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Frances W. Preston and Vice President Rick Riccobono, this salute to the creators of the past year's most performed songs culminated in the announcements of Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year.
In all, BMI Citations of Achievement were bestowed on the writers and publishers of 70 songs during the black-tie gala, staged at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Twain claimed two of the three most-coveted honors of the evening: ``You're Still the One'' earned the designation of BMI Pop Song of the Year for Twain and publishers Loon Echo Inc. and Songs of PolyGram International Inc. (part of the Universal Music Publishing Group).
The Mercury Nashville superstar, whose recording spent 49 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, co-wrote the song with husband/producer Robert John ``Mutt'' Lange (share not licensed through BMI).
Twain also shared the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year title with Carey, McLachlan (SOCAN) and Thomas, with each writer placing three songs on the most-performed list.
Columbia recording artist Carey was recognized for songs from her triple-platinum album ``Butterfly'': the title track plus the No. 1 singles ``Honey'' and ``My All.'' Carey, whose latest album ``Number 1's'' features her 13 chart-topping hits, was the 1992 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year and claimed the 1991 Pop Song of the Year with ``Love Takes Time.'' Her total of BMI Award-winning titles now stands at 18.
Multiplatinum Arista recording artist McLachlan (SOCAN) collected citations for ``Adia,'' ``Building a Mystery'' and ``Sweet Surrender,'' all from her album ``Surfacing.'' McLachlan, represented through the Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN, will be performing on the Lilith Fair tour starting in July.
Thomas, lead vocalist of Matchbox 20, wrote the band's hits ``3 AM,'' ``Push'' (second award) and ``Real World.'' The titles are from their multiplatinum Lava/Atlantic debut album, ``Yourself Or Someone Like You.''
Twain's additional songs from her 10-times platinum release, ``Come On Over,'' were ``From This Moment On'' and ``Love Gets Me Every Time,'' bringing the number of her BMI Pop and Country awards to nine.
With 16 songs cited, EMI Music Publishing (through its companies EMI-Blackwood Music Inc., EMI-Virgin Songs Inc. and Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.) enjoyed the BMI Pop Publisher of the Year spotlight for the second consecutive year; Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier accepted the crystal statue.
This distinction is given to the publishing concern with the highest percentage of copyright ownership in award songs. This marks the fifth time since 1989 that EMI has claimed this publishing honor.
Of the 120 songwriters recognized, 12 were double winners: Art Alexakis, Kevin Cadogan, Bernard Edwards, Greg Eklund, Stephan Jenkins, Elton John (PRS), Wayne Kirkpatrick, Pierre Marchand (SOCAN), Craig Montoya, Stevie Nicks, Nile Rodgers and Arion Salazar.
Publishers picking up five or more awards were Sony/ATV Songs LLC (Sony/ATV Songs LLC and Sony/ATV Tree); the Universal Music Publishing Group (Music Corp. of America Inc. and Songs of PolyGram International Inc.); Warner/Chappell Music Group (Pronto Music, Unichappell Music Inc. and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.); Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc.; and Ensign Music Corp.
The first performing rights organization to introduce a comprehensive system of logging and payment for songs played on college radio stations, BMI celebrated the tenth anniversary of college radio logging by naming Chumbawamba's ``Tubthumping'' as Most Performed Song on College Radio for 1998.
Previously honored as the 1998 BMI/PRS Song of the Year, ``Tubthumping'' was published by EMI-Blackwood Music, and written by the members of Chumbawamba, who are all affiliated through PRS (the performing rights society of Great Britain): Jude Abbott, Dunstan Bruce, Paul J. Greco, Harry Hamer, Danbert Nobacon, Alice Nutter, Lou Watts and Boff Whalley.
Seventeen of this year's award songs have won Pop Awards previously. ``You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'' -- the most performed song in the BMI repertoire with more than 7 million broadcast performances -- picked up its 13th Pop Award for writers Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector (1965, 1969, 1980, 1989-1997).
The Holland-Dozier-Holland composition ``Baby I Need Your Loving'' took its ninth citation (1964, 1967, 1991-1994, 1996-1997), and the 1992 BMI Pop Song of the Year ``When a Man Loves a Woman,'' written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew J. Wright, collected its seventh citation.
Among this year's honorees, 26 songs have earned the status of BMI Million-Air (accumulating at least 1 million performances) for a total of 47 million performances. Based on an average length of three minutes, one million airplays is the equivalent of 50,000 hours or 5.7 years, continuously; Million-Airs on the 1998 list translate into 23.5 million hours or 268 years of airplay.
BMI's Citation of Achievement is given annually in recognition of popularity in the field of popular music, as measured by broadcast performances on American radio and television; the 1999 Pop Awards eligibility period ran Oct. 1, 1997, through March 31, 1998.
BMI, founded in 1940, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 200,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. Through its music performance and reciprocal agreements, it grants businesses and media access to its repertoire of more than 3 million musical works from around the world.
A complete list of the winners of the 1999 BMI Pop Awards follows.
3 AM Rob Thomas Brian Yale Bidnis Inc. EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Matchbox 20: Lava ADIA Pierre Marchand (SOCAN) Sarah McLachlan (SOCAN) Sony/ATV Songs LLC Studio Nomade (SOCAN) Sarah McLachlan: Arista ALL CRIED OUT (second award) Curt-t-t Baby Gerry Shy Shy B-Fine Bowlegged Lou Paul Anthony Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. Mokojumbi Music Zomba Songs Inc. Allure featuring 112: Crave ALL FOR YOU (second award) Jeff Beres Ken Block Andrew Copeland Ryan Newell Mark Trojanowski Crooked Chimney Music Inc. Music Corp. of America Inc. Sister Hazel: Universal ANYTIME Brandon Barnes Brandon Barnes Music Songs of PolyGram International Inc. Brian McKnight: Motown BABY, I NEED YOUR LOVING (ninth award) Lamont Dozier Brian Holland Eddie Holland Stone Agate Music Four Tops: Motown BARELY BREATHING (second award) Duncan Sheik Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. Duncan Sheik Songs Happ Dog Music Duncan Sheik: Atlantic BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY Richard Ashcroft (PRS) Mick Jagger (PRS) Keith Richards (PRS) ABKCO Music Inc. The Verve: Hut BLUE ON BLACK Mark Selby Kenny Wayne Shepherd Tia Sillers Bro 'N Sis Music Inc. Ensign Music Corp. Estes Park Music I Know Jack Music Music Corp. of America Inc. Only Hit Music Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Revolution THE BOY IS MINE Brandy Fred Jerkins Rodney Jerkins Bran Bran Music EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Ensign Music Corp. Fred Jerkins Publishing Rodney Jerkins Productions Inc. Brandy & Monica: Atlantic BRICK Ben Folds Darren Jessee Fresh Avery Music Hair Sucker Songs Sony/ATV Songs LLC Ben Folds Five: 550 Music BUILDING A MYSTERY Pierre Marchand (SOCAN) Sarah McLachlan (SOCAN) Sony/ATV Songs LLC Studio Nomade (SOCAN) Sarah McLachlan: Arista BUTTERFLY Mariah Carey Rye Songs Sony/ATV Songs LLC Mariah Carey: Columbia CANDLE IN THE WIND (second award) Elton John (PRS) Bernie Taupin Songs of PolyGram International Inc. Elton John: Rocket CHANGE THE WORLD (third award) Wayne Kirkpatrick Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. Magic Beans Music Eric Clapton: Reprise EVERLONG Dave Grohl EMI-Virgin Songs Inc. MJ Twelve Music Foo Fighters: Roswell EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE Art Alexakis Greg Eklund Craig Montoya Commongreen Music Evergleam Music Irving Music Inc. Montalupis Music Everclear: Capitol FLY Craig Bullock Stan Frazier Murphy Karges Mark McGrath Alan Shacklock Rodney Sheppard Alley Music Corp. Grave Lack of Talent Music Trio Music Co. Inc. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Sugar Ray: Lava FROM THIS MOMENT ON Shania Twain Loon Echo Inc. Songs of PolyGram International Inc. Shania Twain: Mercury Nashville GETTIN' JIGGY WIT IT James Alexander Ben Cauley Larry Dodson Bernard Edwards Willie Hall Harvey J. Henderson David Porter Joe Robinson Nile Rodgers Winston Stewart Bernard's Other Music Gambi Music Inc. Irving Music Inc. Sony/ATV Songs LLC Twenty-Nine Black Music Will Smith: Columbia THE GIFT Tom Douglas Sony/ATV Tree Jim Brickman featuring Collin Raye & Susan Ashton: Windham Hill HEROES David Bowie (PRS) Brian Eno (PRS) Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. Tintoretto Music Wallflowers: Epic HONEY Mariah Carey Bobby Robinson Bobby Robinson Sweet Soul Music Rye Songs Sony/ATV Songs LLC Mariah Carey: Columbia HOW BIZARRE (second award) Paul Fuemana (APRA) Alan Jansson (APRA) Songs of PolyGram International Inc. OMC: Huh! HOW'S IT GOING TO BE Kevin Cadogan Stephan Jenkins Arion Salazar Cappagh Hill Music Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Three EB Publishing Third Eye Blind: Elektra I BELIEVE I CAN FLY (second award) R. Kelly R. Kelly Publishing Inc. Zomba Songs Inc. R. Kelly: Warner Sunset I DO Lisa Loeb Furious Rose Music Music Corp. of America Inc. Lisa Loeb: Geffen I DON'T EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN Nathan Morris Ensign Music Corp. Vanderpool Publishing Uncle Sam: Stonecreek I DON'T WANT TO WAIT Paula Cole Ensign Music Corp. Hingface Music Paula Cole: Imago I WILL BUY YOU A NEW LIFE Art Alexakis Greg Eklund Craig Montoya Commongreen Music Evergleam Music Irving Music Inc. Montalupis Music Everclear: Capitol I'LL ALWAYS BE RIGHT THERE Michael Kamen K-Man Corp. Sony/ATV Songs LLC Bryan Adams: A & M I'LL BE MISSING YOU (third award) Sting (PRS) EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans featuring 112: Bad Boy IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE (second award) Emerson Hart Crazy Owl Music EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Unconcerned Music Publishing Tonic: Polydor IRIS John Rzeznik EMI-Virgin Songs Inc. Scrap Metal Music Goo Goo Dolls: Warner Sunset IT'S YOUR LOVE (second award) Stephony Smith EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Singles Only Music Tim McGraw with Faith Hill: Curb KISS THE RAIN Billie Myers (PRS) EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Billie Myers: Universal LANDSLIDE Stevie Nicks Welsh Witch Music Fleetwood Mac: Reprise LISTEN Ed Roland Sugarfuzz Music Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Collective Soul: Atlantic LOVE GETS ME EVERY TIME Shania Twain Loon Echo Inc. Songs of PolyGram International Inc. Shania Twain: Mercury Nashville LOVEFOOL (second award) Nina Persson (STIM) Peter Svensson (STIM) Songs of PolyGram International Inc. The Cardigans: Trampolene/Stockholm MEN IN BLACK Freddie Washington Freddie Dee Music Will Smith: Columbia MO' MONEY, MO' PROBLEMS Bernard Edwards Nile Rodgers Bernard's Other Music Sony/ATV Songs LLC Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase: Bad Boy THE MUMMER'S DANCE Loreena McKennitt (SOCAN) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Loreena McKennitt: Quinlan Road MY ALL Mariah Carey Rye Songs Sony/ATV Songs LLC Mariah Carey: Columbia MY FATHER'S EYES Eric Clapton (PRS) Unichappell Music Inc. Eric Clapton: Reprise MY HEART WILL GO ON Will Jennings Blue Sky Rider Songs Ensign Music Corp. Fox Film Music Corp. Celine Dion: 550 Music MY LOVE IS THE SHHH! James Baker Rochad Holiday Tamara Powell Sauce Melvin Lee Wilson William Jeffrey Young Junkie Funk Music Tam Kat Music Unichappell Music Inc. Somethin' for the People featuring Trina & Tamara: Warner Bros. MY OWN PRISON Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti Dwight Frye Music Inc. Tremonti Stapp Music Creed: Wind-Up Records NO, NO, NO Mary Y. Brown Ms. Mary's Music Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Destiny's Child: Columbia PUSH (second award) Rob Thomas Bidnis Inc. EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Matchbox 20: Lava REAL WORLD Rob Thomas Bidnis Inc. EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Matchbox 20: Lava SEMI-CHARMED LIFE (second award) Kevin Cadogan Stephan Jenkins Arion Salazar EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Three EB Publishing Third Eye Blind: Elektra SILVER SPRINGS Stevie Nicks Barbara Nicks Music Fleetwood Mac: Reprise SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Elton John (PRS) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Elton John: Rocket A SONG FOR MAMA Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds ECAF Music Fox Film Music Corp. Sony/ATV Songs LLC Boyz II Men: Motown SWEET SURRENDER Sarah McLachlan (SOCAN) Sony/ATV Songs LLC Sarah McLachlan: Arista TAKES A LITTLE TIME Wayne Kirkpatrick Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. Magic Beans Music Amy Grant: A & M THIS KISS Robin Lerner Nomad-Noman Music Puckalesia Songs Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Faith Hill: Warner Bros. TO LOVE YOU MORE David Foster One Four Three Music peermusic ltd. Celine Dion: 550 Music TOGETHER AGAIN Janet Jackson Black Ice Publishing Janet Jackson: Virgin TORN Anne Preven Songs of PolyGram International Inc. Weetie Pie Music Natalie Imbruglia: RCA TOUCH, PEEL AND STAND Travis Meeks Scrogrow Music Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Days of the New: Outpost TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY Darren Hayes (APRA) Daniel Jones (APRA) EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Savage Garden: Columbia TUBTHUMPING Jude Abbott (PRS) Dunstan Bruce (PRS) Paul J. Greco (PRS) Harry Hamer (PRS) Danbert Nobacon (PRS) Alice Nutter (PRS) Lou Watts (PRS) Boff Whalley (PRS) EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. Chumbawamba: Republic TURN MY HEAD Patrick Dahlheimer Chad Gracey Ed Kowalczyk Chad Taylor Loco De Amor Music Live: Radioactive WALKIN' ON THE SUN Greg Camp Kevin Coleman Paul DeLisle Steve Harwell Squish Moth Music Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Smash Mouth: Interscope WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN (eighth award) Calvin Lewis Andrew J. Wright Pronto Music Quinvy Music Publishing Co. Michael Bolton: Columbia YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME (second award) Steve Poltz Polio Boy Music Robert Duffey Music Third Story Music Inc. Jewel: Atlantic YOU'RE STILL THE ONE Shania Twain Loon Echo Inc. Songs of PolyGram International Inc. Shania Twain: Mercury Nashville YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELIN' (13th award) Barry Mann Phil Spector Cynthia Weil ABKCO Music Inc. Mother Bertha Music Inc. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. The Righteous Brothers
Hanna Bolte, 310/289-6328, Hbolte@bmi.com
Pat Baird, 212/830-2528, Pbaird@bmi.com
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