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.
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