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Bedingfield pockets two BMI awards

Paul Williams
Bedingfield pockets two BMI awards

It won the Robert S Musel award for song of the year as well as taking the college song of the year prize at the event, which is held by the US performing right society to honour some of its most successful UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers. The awards given recognise the most-performed songs on US radio and television over the past year.

Written by Bedingfield and Danielle Brisebois and published by EMI, Pocketful Of Sunshine became one of the biggest UK-sourced hits in the US last year when it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it has gone on to sell more than 2m units globally.

The dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel also honoured Donovan with a BMI Icon award in acknowledgement of a career that has included 12 US Top 40 hits, among them Mellow Yellow, Atlantis and the chart-topping Sunshine Superman. Previous Icon winners include Ray Davies, Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison.

The dance award went to Anoo Bhagavan and Niclas von der Burg for the EMI-published September hit Cry For You, while the songs recognised with pop awards included the Estelle smash American Boy, Adele's hit Chasing Pavements and Duffy's introductory US hit Mercy. Awards were also given in the categories of urban, Latin, country, Christian, film, TV and cable plus there was recognition for those songs that were successful at the Academy Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes.

An annual fixture of the event is honouring songs reaching multi-million US airplay landmarks and this year the list was led by Van Morrison's Exile Music Publishing/Universal-published Brown Eyed Girl for 9m plays. There were 5m play awards for Peter Green's Black Magic Woman, the 10cc hit I'm Not In Love, The Rolling Stones' chart-topping Jumpin' Jack Flash and Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight.

The full list of winners are:

BMI Icon

Donovan

The Robert S. Musel Award

POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE

Natasha Bedingfield (PRS)

Danielle Brisebois

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Natasha Bedingfield

College Song

POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE

Natasha Bedingfield (PRS)

Danielle Brisebois

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Natasha Bedingfield

Dance Award

CRY FOR YOU

Anoo Bhagavan (STIM)

Niclas von der Burg (STIM)

EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia AB (STIM)

September

2009 Award-Winning Songs

Pop Awards

AMERICAN BOY

Estelle (PRS)

John Legend

Joshua Lopez

Caleb Speir

Kanye West

will.i.am

Chrysalis Music Ltd. (PRS)

Estelle featuring Kanye West

THE ANTHEM

Wilfrido Martinez (SAYCO)

Rune RK (KODA)

Lil Jon

Pitbull

EMI Music Publishing A/S (DK)

(KODA)

Pitbull featuring Lil Jon

CALABRIA 2008

Rune RK (KODA)

EMI Music Publishing A/S (DK)

(KODA)

Enur featuring Natasja

CHASING PAVEMENTS

Adele (PRS)

Eg White (PRS)

Universal Music Publishing Group

(PRS)

Adele

CLOSER

Bernt Rune Stray (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Ne-Yo

FAKE IT

Shaun Morgan (SAMRO)

Dale Stewart (SAMRO)

John Humphrey

First State Media Group (Ireland)

Limited (IMRO)

Seether

FEELS LIKE TONIGHT

Sheppard Solomon

V2 Music Publishing (PRS)

Daughtry

GREEN LIGHT

Fink (PRS)

John Legend

John Legend featuring Andre 3000

HOLD ON

KT Tunstall (PRS)

Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

(PRS)

KT Tunstall

HOLLYWOOD'S NOT AMERICA

Gary Michael Clark (PRS)

Lauren Christy

Scott Spock

Ferras

LOVE REMAINS THE SAME

Gavin Rossdale (PRS)

Marti Frederiksen

Mad Dog Winston Music Ltd.

Gavin Rossdale

MERCY

Duffy (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Duffy

ONE STEP AT A TIME

Mich "Cutfather" Hansen (PRS)

Jonas "Jay Jay" Jeberg (KODA)

Cutfather Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Jordin Sparks

POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE

Natasha Bedingfield (PRS)

Danielle Brisebois

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Natasha Bedingfield

RIGHT HERE (DEPARTED)

Victoria Horn (PRS)

Evan Bogart

Rodney Jerkins

Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd. (PRS)

Brandy

RIGHT NOW (NA NA NA)

Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)

Piano Songs/Talpa Music (BUMA)

Akon

SO WHAT

Johan "Shellback" Schuster (STIM)

Pink

Maratone AB (STIM)

Pink

T-SHIRT

Andrew Frampton (PRS)

Wayne Wilkins (PRS)

Savan Kotecha

Blow the Speakers LLC (PRS)

Stage Three Music Ltd. (PRS)

Shontelle

WHAT YOU GOT

Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA)

Piano Songs/Talpa Music (BUMA)

Colby O'Donis featuring Akon

WITH YOU

Amund Bj?rklund (PRS)

Espen Lind (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Stellar

Songs Ltd. (PRS)

Chris Brown

YEAR 3000

James Bourne (PRS)

Matt Fletcher (PRS)

Charlie Simpson (PRS)

Matt Willis (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Jonas Brothers

Urban Award

WITH YOU

Amund Bj?rklund (PRS)

Espen Lind (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Stellar

Songs Ltd. (PRS)

Chris Brown

Latin Awards

NENA

Elio Aldrighetti (SIAE)

Miguel Bose (SGAE)

Vittorio Ierovante (SIAE)

EMI-Virgin Music Publishing SRL

(SIAE)

Miguel Bose featuring Paulina Rubio

TE VOY A MOSTRAR

Julieta Venegas (SGAE)

Diana Reyes

Country Awards

JUST A DREAM

Steve McEwan (PRS)

Carrie Underwood

LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN

Nick Laird-Clowes (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Sugarland featuring Little Big Town

and Jake Owen

Christian Award

BRAND NEW DAY

Jonathan Butler (PRS)

Jonathan Butler

Film Music Awards

BEDTIME STORIES

Rupert Gregson-Williams (PRS)

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:

PRINCE CASPIAN

Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

David Arnold (PRS)

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

A.R. Rahman (PRS)

TAKEN

Nathaniel Mechaly (SACEM)

YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

Rupert Gregson-Williams (PRS)

Academy Awards

"JAI HO" FROM SLUMDOG

MILLIONAIRE

Gulzar (PRS)

A.R. Rahman (PRS)

Tanvi Shah (IPRS)

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

A.R. Rahman (PRS)

Golden Globe Award

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

A.R. Rahman (PRS)

TV Music Awards

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT

Jos Jorgensen (PRS)

Andy Love (PRS)

CSI

Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: MIAMI

Pete Townshend (PRS)

Kevin Kiner

CSI: NY

Pete Townshend (PRS)

Bill Brown

ELEVENTH HOUR

Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

Graeme Revell

David Russo

GREY'S ANATOMY

Carim Clasmann (PRS)

Galia Durant (PRS)

HOUSE

Robert Del Naja (PRS)

Grantley Marshall (PRS)

Andrew Vowles (PRS)

Cable Awards

DEXTER

Rolfe Kent (PRS)

Daniel Licht

THE HILLS

Natasha Bedingfield (PRS)

Danielle Brisebois

Emmy Awards

"I'M F***ING MATT DAMON" FROM

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

Sal Iacono (SIAE)

Tony Barbieri

Wayne McClammy

MULTI-MILLION PERFORMANCE AWARDS

9 Million

BROWN EYED GIRL

Van Morrison (PRS)

Exile Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Universal Music Publishing Group

(PRS)

Van Morrison

5 Million

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN

Peter Green (PRS)

Bourne Music Ltd. (PRS)

Santana

I'M NOT IN LOVE

Graham Gouldman (PRS)

Eric Stewart (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

10cc

JUMPIN' JACK FLASH

Sir Mick Jagger (PRS)

Keith Richards (PRS)

Rolling Stones

WONDERFUL TONIGHT

Eric Clapton (PRS)

E.C. Music Ltd. (PRS)

Warner/Chappell Music International

Ltd. (PRS)

Eric Clapton

4 Million

ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY)

Gilbert O'Sullivan

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Grand Upright Music Ltd. (PRS)

Gilbert O'Sullivan

BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE AGAIN

Steve Winwood (PRS)

Will Jennings

F S Ltd. (PRS)

Steve Winwood

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

Freddie Mercury (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Queen Music Ltd. (PRS)

Queen

GET BACK

John Lennon (PRS)

The Beatles

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

Sir Elton John (PRS)

HST Management Ltd. (PRS)

Universal Music Publishing Group

(PRS)

Elton John

TICKET TO RIDE

John Lennon (PRS)

The Beatles

A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE

John Lennon (PRS)

Peter & Gordon

3 Million

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?

John Lennon (PRS)

The Beatles

ENJOY THE SILENCE

Martin Gore (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. (PRS)

Depeche Mode

HELP

John Lennon (PRS)

The Beatles

IF I FELL

John Lennon (PRS)

The Beatles

NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW

Shania Twain (PRS)

Shania Twain

OWNER OF A LONELY HEART

Jon Anderson (PRS)

Trevor Horn (PRS)

Chris Squire (PRS)

Trevor Rabin

Carlin Music Corp. (PRS)

Unforgettable Songs Ltd. (PRS)

Yes

PAINT IT BLACK

Sir Mick Jagger (PRS)

Keith Richards (PRS)

Rolling Stones

PINBALL WIZARD

Pete Townshend (PRS)

Fabulous Music Ltd. (PRS)

The Who

RIGHT DOWN THE LINE

Gerry Rafferty (PRS)

Stage Three Music Ltd. (PRS)

Gerry Rafferty

TINY DANCER

Sir Elton John (PRS)

Bernie Taupin

Universal Music Publishing Group

(PRS)

Elton John

TWO HEARTS

Phil Collins (PRS)

Lamont Dozier

Phil Collins

WE WILL ROCK YOU

Brian May (PRS)

EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)

Queen Music Ltd. (PRS)

Queen

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