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Taio Cruz, Universal Music Publishing, Steve Mac triumph at ASCAP Awards

Paul Williams
Taio Cruz, Universal Music Publishing, Steve Mac triumph at ASCAP Awards

Taio Cruz was named Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP's London awards last night for a second successive time as Steve Mac scooped the Song of the Year prize.

The US society honoured EMI Publishing's Cruz with the accoloade at its 32nd annual London awards and dinner following his ongoing Stateside success for his songs such as Break Your Heart, Without You and Dynamite. The event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel took place to recognise songwriters, composers and publisher members of UK society PRS for Music.

Mac's Song of The Year honour was given for You Make Me Feel, penned with P& P Songs' Ina Wroldsen (a member of ASCAP rival BMI), and recorded by Cobra Starship. A Top 20 hit in the UK, it was an even bigger smash in the States, peaking at 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year and selling 2 million downloads there. Mac, previously with Peermusic, signed a new publishing deal this year with BMG Chrysalis.

Universal Music Publishing won Publisher of the Year at the event for a run that included Coldplay's Paradise, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall and Viva La Vida, T-Pain's Five O'Clock, which samples Take That's Shine, and Florence + The Machine's Dog Days Are Over.

Universal Publishing UK & Europe president Paul Connolly said: “I’m thrilled that our songwriters continue to write hit songs that people want to hear all over the world. As their honoured music publisher, this ASCAP Publisher of the Year Award is testament to their creativity, professionalism and hard work – and to that of my colleagues at Universal. This award is for all of them.”

Among the night's other winners were Frank Turner and Justin Parker who were both recognised as emerging talent. BMG Chrysalis's Turner, who was not at the ceremony because of touring commitments, was honoured with the the ASCAP Vanguard Award, while Sony/ATV-signed, Lana Del Rey collaborator Parker was the first ever recipient of the Foundation Stone award. This has been introduced this year to celebrate what ASCAP calls new creators and architects of the songwriting industry.

During the evening former Manfred Mann lead singer Mike d'Abo performed two of his most famous compositions: Handbags And Gladrags, which has been recorded by artists including Stereophonics, Rod Stewart and Chris Farlowe, and  Build Me Up Buttercup, a hit for The Foundations.

Those attending the event included ASCAP president and chairman Paul Williams, Annie Lennox, Steve Mac and Cathy Dennis.

The full winners are:

PRS/ASCAP AWARDS 2011                          

TITLE                                                                                                      WRITER(S)                                           PUBLISHER(S)

BACK IN BLACK                                                                                 BRIAN JOHNSON                              BUCKS MUSIC GROUP LTD

BEAUTIFUL DAY                                                                                                ADAM CLAYTON                               BLUE MOUNTAIN MUSIC LTD

THE EDGE

BONO

LARRY MULLEN JR           

BREAK YOUR HEART                                                                        TAIO CRUZ                                          SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

CRAZY TRAIN                                                                                     BOB DAISLEY                                      BLIZZARD MUSIC LTD

DOG DAYS ARE OVER                                                                     ISABELLA SUMMERS                       UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

FLORENCE WELCH           

DYNAMITE                                                                                          TAIO CRUZ                                          SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND                                                                               AL "SHUX" SHUCKBURGH             GLOBAL TALENT PUBLISHING

EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL                                           GUY BERRYMAN                               UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

JONNY BUCKLAND

WILL CHAMPION

CHRIS MARTIN

FIVE O'CLOCK                                                                                    GARY BARLOW                                  SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

MARK OWEN                                     UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

 

 

 

I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR             ADAM CLAYTON                               BLUE MOUNTAIN MUSIC LTD

THE EDGE

BONO

LARRY MULLEN JR           

IN THE AIR TONIGHT                                                                       PHIL COLLINS                                     IMAGEM

OTIS                                                                                                       JAMES CAMPBELL                            CAMPBELL CONNELLY & CO

REGINALD CONNELLY

PARADISE                                                                                            GUY BERRYMAN                               UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

JONNY BUCKLAND

WILL CHAMPION

CHRIS MARTIN                                 

PRICE TAG                                                                                           JESSIE J                                                                 SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

 

SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE                                                                JONATHAN  KERR                            CARLIN MUSIC CORP

THOMAS DOLBY                               SCALE MUSIC

SOUND HITS LTD

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS                                        ANNIE LENNOX                                                 UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

DAVE STEWART                                               

 

 

 

 

VIVA LA VIDA                                                                                    GUY BERRYMAN                               UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

JONNY BUCKLAND

WILL CHAMPION

CHRIS MARTIN

WITHOUT YOU                                                                                  TAIO CRUZ                                          SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

YEAH 3X                                                                                               CALVIN HARRIS                                 SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

YOU MAKE ME FEEL…                                                                     STEVE MAC                                         ROKSTONE MUSIC/PEERMUSIC

                               

Film                      

THOR                                                                                                     PATRICK DOYLE

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES                                             PATRICK DOYLE                                

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS                        LORNE BALFE

JANE EYRE                                                                                           DARIO MARIANELLI

HANNA                                                                                                                TOM ROWLANDS

                                                                                                                ED SIMONS

IN TIME                                                                                                                CRAIG ARMSTRONG      

THE RITE                                                                                               ALEX HEFFES

                               

 

 

 

TV                                                          

DOWNTON ABBEY                                                                          
JOHN LUNN                                        DU VINAGE PUBLISHING LTD

TEARDROP (Theme from “House”)                                         
ELIZABETH FRASER                          SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

AMERICAN IDOL                                                              
CATHY DENNIS                                  SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

JULES GINGELL                                  IMAGEM

BARRY STONE                                    IMAGEM

                               

DANCING WITH THE STARS                                                         
DAN MCGRATH                                                IMAGEM

JOSH PHILLIPS                  

                               

HALL OF FAME 

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE                                        KEITH STRACHAN                             2WAYTRAFFIC, A SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

MATTHEW STRACHAN                                  

SPECIAL AWARDS                           

FOUNDATION STONE AWARD

                                                                                                               
JUSTIN PARKER                                 SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING

THE VANGUARD AWARD                                                            

                                                                                                               
FRANK TURNER                                                BMG/CHRYSALIS

                               

 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR                       

YOU MAKE ME FEEL                                                                        STEVE MAC                                         ROKSTONE MUSIC/PEERMUSIC

                                               

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR                             

UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

“DOG DAYS” (SUMMERS & WELCH)

“EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL” (BERRYMAN, BUCKLAND, CHAMPION & MARTIN) 

                “FIVE O’CLOCK” (OWEN)             

“PARADISE” (BERRYMAN, BUCKLAND, CHAMPION & MARTIN)  

                “SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS” (LENNOX & STEWART)     

“VIVA LA VIDA” (BERRYMAN, BUCKLAND, CHAMPION & MARTIN)          

 

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR      

TAIO CRUZ

 

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