Sony/ATV Music Publishing was last night named Publisher of the Year at the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles.
It is the third successive year Sony/ATV has won the honor and reflects what has been the company’s most successful year to date creatively. Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier and the Sony/ATV creative team collected the award on behalf of the company at the invite-only event held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel to honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed pop songs of 2014.
Sony/ATV was recognized for 25 award-winning songs, including “All Of Me” which won a Pop award for Toby Gad as well as being named Song of the Year. The company’s other winners included Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, the biggest-selling digital download of 2015 in the U.S., while Pharrell was also honored, alongside T.I, for the 2013 global No. 1 “Blurred Lines”.
Iggy Azalea, who signed to Sony/ATV in 2014, picked up awards for “Black Widow”, “Fancy” and “Problem”, while Joel Little was recognized for his Lorde hits “Royals” and “Team”. OneRepublic were also honored twice for respectively “Counting Stars” and “Love Runs Out”, while other Sony/ATV winners included Sam Smith whose “Stay With Me” received a Pop award having earlier this year won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the GRAMMY Awards.
The full list of Sony/ATV winning songs with the company’s ASCAP writers alongside are:
2 On TINASH/SCHOOLBOY Q
All About That Bass KEVIN KADISH
All Of Me TOBY GAD
Best Day Of My Life AARON ACCETTA/SHEP GOODMAN
Black Widow IGGY AZALEA
Blurred Lines PHARRELL WILLIAMS/T.I.
Brave SARA BAREILLES
Burn GREG KURSTIN
Come With Me Now JOHN KONGOS
Counting Stars ONEREPUBLIC
Fancy IGGY AZALEA
Happy PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Hold On, We’re Going Home DRAKE
Love Runs Out ONEREPUBLIC
Me And My Broken Heart ROB THOMAS
Na Na SAM HOOK
Problem IGGY AZALEA
Royals JOEL LITTLE
Safe And Sound CAPITAL CITIES
Show Me KID INK
Sing ED SHEERAN
Stay With Me SAM SMITH
Summer CALVIN HARRIS
Team JOEL LITTLE
Wrecking Ball MOZELLA