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John Lydon Honored as BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards

October 15, 2013

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Ed Sheeran, Adele, Ali Tamposi, A-ha, Giorgio Tuinfort and Ellie Goulding Also Recognized at London Ceremony NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcast Music, Inc.(R) (BMI(R)), the global leader in music rights management, tonight presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon at the 2013 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests filled London's Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K., European and Asian songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs on United States radio and television in the past year.

John Lydon (PRS) was named BMI Icon because of his "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers" and joins a list of past honorees including Queen, Ray Davies, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Donovan, Don Black and Bryan Ferry, among others.

BMI presented Sweden's Jorgen Elofsson (STIM) and U.S. writing partner Ali Tamposi (BMI) with the Song of the Year Award (The Robert S. Musel Award) for penning the global hit "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," performed by Kelly Clarkson. This award is given to the most-performed song in the BMI catalogue on U.S. radio and television over the past twelve months. Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) and Universal Music Publishing (STIM) published the song.

The Dance Award was presented to Dutch songwriter Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) for the David Guetta-performed worldwide smash "Titanium." Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) and Talpa Music (BUMA) published the million-selling song, which reached No. 1 on the U.K. charts in 2012 and was listed among the Top 10 in over 12 countries. Giorgio Tuinfort was also acknowledged with the Pop Awards for "Titanium" and two other David Guetta hits, "I Can Only Imagine" and "Turn Me On."

Throughout the night, BMI honored many British songwriters and co-writers of the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. A-ha was presented with a BMI Million-Air Award to honor the four million combined radio performances of their hit song, "Take On Me." Pop Awards were presented to Ellie Goulding (PRS) for her acclaimed hit song "Lights" and Snow Patrol for "Called Out In The Dark," from their Fallen Empires album. Other honorees included Ed Sheeran (PRS) for "The A-Team," Adele (PRS) for "Rumour Has It" and "Skyfall," Example (PRS) for penning the Wanted's pop hit "Chasing the Sun," Wayne Hector (PRS) for the Wanted's No. 1 single "Glad You Came," Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO) for "Hall Of Fame," performed by the Script feat. will.i.am, Jamie Scott (PRS) for writing the song "Free" performed by Graffiti6, and Mark Hadfield (PRS) for Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You."

Also saluted were composers of the most-watched and highest-grossing television programs and films, along with the legendary songwriters behind classics that have generated more than three million U.S. radio and television performances. For a complete list of 2013 BMI London Awards winners, see below or visit www.bmi.com/press/entry/563334.

Photo and video footage, including interviews, performances and the BMI Icon acceptance speech, can be accessed via the official EPK link: www.EPKLink.com/BMILondonAwards2013

High-resolution photos will be available after the event from http://www.bmi.com/press/login. Username: bmimedia; Password: songwriter

About BMI

Broadcast Music, Inc.(R) (BMI(R)) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart-toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc.'s Facebook page.

BMI LONDON AWARDS: OCTOBER 15, 2013 MAJOR WINNERS

SONG OF THE YEAR (The Robert S. Musel Award) (crystal awards)

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Jorgen Elofsson (STIM) Ali Tamposi (BMI) David Gamson* Greg Kurstin* Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) Universal Music Publishing (STIM)

DANCE AWARD (lucite award)

"Titanium" Afrojack (BUMA) Sia (APRA) Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) David Guetta (SACEM)* Afrojack Publishing (BUMA) Piano Songs (BUMA) Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) Talpa Music (BUMA)

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John Lydon

*Share not licensed by BMI

2013 BMI LONDON AWARDS AWARD WINNERS

MILLION AIRE SONGS (starting with 4,5,6,7 & 9 Millions)

-- 4 Million Performance Awards

-- BELIEVE -- Steve Torch (PRS) -- BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (PRS) -- Cher

-- DANCING QUEEN -- Stig Anderson (STIM) -- Benny Andersson (STIM) -- Bjorn Ulvaeus (BUMA) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Abba

-- I MELT WITH YOU -- Richard Brown (PRS) -- Michael Conroy (PRS) -- Robbie Grey (PRS) -- Gary McDowell (PRS) -- Stephen Walker (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Modern English

-- LOVE IS ALL AROUND -- Reg Presley (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Wet Wet Wet

-- TAKE ON ME -- Magne Furuholmen (PRS) -- Morten Harket (PRS) -- Pal Waaktaar (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- A-ha

-- UNWRITTEN -- Natasha Bedingfield (PRS) -- Danielle Brisebois -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Natasha Bedingfield

-- WE WILL ROCK YOU -- Brian May (PRS) -- Queen Music (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Queen

-- 5 Million Performance Awards

-- CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE -- Freddie Mercury (PRS) -- Queen Music (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Queen

-- THE LIVING YEARS -- BA Robertson (PRS) -- Mike Rutherford (PRS) -- Eagle-i Music Ltd. (PRS) -- Imagem Music Ltd. (PRS) -- Michael Rutherford Publishing (PRS) -- R and BA Music, Ltd. (PRS) -- Mike and The Mechanics

-- MY WAY -- Claude Francois (SACEM) -- Jacques Abel Jules Revaux (SUISA) -- Gilles Thibaut (SACEM) -- Paul Anka -- Jeune Musique Editions (SACEM) -- Warner/Chappell Music France (SACEM) -- Frank Sinatra

-- STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU -- Gerry Rafferty (PRS) -- Stage Three Music Publishing a BMG Chrysalis Company (PRS) -- Stealers Wheel

-- 6 Million Performance Award

-- COME TOGETHER -- John Lennon (PRS) -- The Beatles

-- HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN -- Alan Price (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- The Animals

-- HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE -- Barry Gibb (PRS) -- Maurice Gibb (PRS) -- Robin Gibb (PRS) -- Crompton Songs (PRS) -- Gibb Brothers Music (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS) -- The Bee Gees

-- JUMPIN' JACK FLASH -- Mick Jagger (PRS) -- Keith Richards (PRS) -- The Rolling Stones

-- TO LOVE SOMEBODY -- Barry Gibb (PRS) -- Robin Gibb (PRS) -- Crompton Songs (PRS) -- Gibb Brothers Music (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS) -- The Bee Gees

-- 7 Million Performance Award

-- CROCODILE ROCK -- Elton John (PRS) -- Bernie Taupin -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Elton John

-- IMAGINE -- John Lennon (PRS) -- John Lennon

-- 9 Million Performance Award

-- YOUR SONG -- Elton John (PRS) -- Bernie Taupin -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Elton John

2013 LONDON POP SONG AWARDS

-- 50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE

-- Amund Bjorklund (PRS) -- Espen Lind (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Stellar Songs Limited (PRS) -- Train

-- A WARRIOR'S CALL

-- Michael Poulsen (KODA) -- M. P. Publishing APS (KODA) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Volbeat

-- BACK IN TIME

-- Mickey Baker (SACEM) -- Bo Didley -- Sylvia Robinson -- Marc Kinchen -- Armando "Pitbull" Perez -- Urales "DJ Buddha" Vargas -- Pitbull

-- BEAUTY AND A BEAT

-- Zedd (GEMA) -- Nicki Minaj -- Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj

-- CALLED OUT IN THE DARK

-- Nathan Connolly (PRS) -- Garret Lee (PRS) -- Gary Lightbody (PRS) -- Jonny Quinn (PRS) -- Tom Simpson (PRS) -- Paul Wilson (PRS) -- Big Life Music Ltd. (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Snow Patrol

-- CHASING THE SUN

-- Example (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- The Wanted

-- DARK SIDE

-- Alex Geringas (GEMA) -- Busbee -- BMG Rights Management GmbH (GEMA) -- Yoga & Music HBT (GEMA) -- Kelly Clarkson

-- DON'T WAKE ME UP

-- Alessandro "Alle" Benassi (SIAE) -- Marco "Benny" Benassi (SIAE) -- Chris Brown -- Ryan Buendia -- Michael McHenry -- Chris Brown

-- DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD

-- Axwell (STIM) -- Steve Angello (STIM) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (STIM) -- Swedish House Mafia

-- DRIVE BY

-- Amund Bjorklund (PRS) -- Espen Lind (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Stellar Songs Limited (PRS) -- Train

-- FINALLY FOUND YOU

-- Fabian Lenssen (BUMA) -- Talpa Music (BUMA) -- Enrique Iglesias

-- FREE

-- Jamie Scott (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Graffiti6

-- GLAD YOU CAME

-- Wayne Hector (PRS) -- Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS) -- The Wanted

-- HALL OF FAME

-- Jimbo Barry (PRS/IMRO) -- Danny O'Donoghue PRS/IMRO) -- Mark Sheehan (PRS/IMRO) -- will.i.am -- The Script featuring will.i.am

-- I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

-- Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) -- Piano Songs (BUMA) -- Talpa Music (BUMA) -- Nasri Atweh (SOCAN) -- Lil Wayne -- Chris Brown -- David Guetta featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne

-- LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF)

-- Mark Hadfield (PRS) -- Ne-Yo

-- LIGHTS

-- Ellie Goulding (PRS) -- Ash Howes (PRS) -- BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (PRS) -- Global Talent Publishing (PRS) -- Major 3rd Music Ltd.(PRS) -- Ellie Goulding

-- LITTLE TALKS

-- Nanna Hilmarsdottir (STEF) -- Ragnar "Raggi" orhallsson (STEF) -- Of Monsters and Men

-- NO RESOLUTION

-- Dale Stewart (SAMRO) -- Shaun Morgan Welgemoed (SAMRO) -- John Humphrey -- BMG Rights Management (Ireland) Ltd. (IMRO) -- Seether Publishing -- Seether

-- POUND THE ALARM

-- Rami Yacoub (STIM) -- Bilal "The Chef" Hajji -- Achraf "AJ Junior" Jannusi -- Nicki Minaj -- RedOne -- Nicki Minaj

-- RUMOUR HAS IT

-- Adele (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Adele

-- SHAKE IT OUT

-- Paul Epworth (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Florence & the Machine

-- SKYFALL

-- Adele (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (PRS) -- Adele

-- STARSHIPS

-- Wayne Hector (PRS) -- Nicki Minaj -- RedOne -- Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS) -- Nicki Minaj

-- STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU)

-- Jorgen Elofsson (STIM) -- Ali Tamposi -- Perfect Storm Music Group (STIM) -- Universal Music Publishing (STIM) -- Kelly Clarkson

-- THE A TEAM

-- Ed Sheeran (PRS) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Ed Sheeran

-- TITANIUM

-- Afrojack (BUMA) -- Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) -- Sia (APRA) -- Afrojack Publishing (BUMA) -- Piano Songs (BUMA) -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Talpa Music (BUMA) -- David Guetta featuring Sia

-- TORNADO

-- Delta Maid (PRS) -- Natalie Hemby -- Little Big Town

-- TURN ME ON

-- Giorgio Tuinfort (BUMA) -- Ester Dean -- Nicki Minaj -- Piano Songs (BUMA) -- Talpa Music (BUMA) -- David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj

-- WILD ONES

-- Axwell (STIM) -- Sia (APRA) -- Marcus "Pleasure P" Cooper -- Ben Maddahi -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing (PRS) -- Universal Music Publishing (STIM) -- Flo Rida featuring Sia

Academy Award

"Skyfall" from Skyfall Adele (PRS)

Cable Awards

DEXTER Rolfe Kent (PRS) Daniel Licht

Film Music Awards

ARGO Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

TAKEN 2 Nathaniel Mechaly (SACEM)

TOTAL RECALL Harry Gregson-Williams (PRS)

ZERO DARK THIRTY Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)

TV Music Awards

2 BROKE GIRLS Peter Bjorn & John (STIM)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Jos Jorgensen (PRS) Andy Love (PRS)

CSI Pete Townshend (PRS)

CSI: NY Pete Townshend (PRS) Bill Brown

THE GOOD WIFE David Buckley (PRS)

GREY'S ANATOMY Carim Clasmann (PRS) Galia Durant (PRS)

THE AMAZING RACE Christopher Franke (GEMA) Vaughn Johnson Lee Sanders

THE X FACTOR Jos Jorgensen (PRS) Andy Love (PRS)

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS: U.S. - Leah Lupo Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) 212-220-3142; llupo@bmi.com U.K. - Kate Etteridge LD Communications 44-(0)20.7439.7222; kate.etteridge@ldcommunications.co.uk



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