Congratulations are in order! Today, Billboard magazine released their Top 10 Songwriters Airplay Chart and ASCAP writer members have triumphantly landed the top eight spots. Taking the top honor is STIM/ASCAP member Shellback (Johan Karl Schuster), who has songwriting credits on two Billboard Hot 100 #1s from 2012 - Maroon 5's "One More Night" and Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Other recent hits from the Swedish songwriter and producer include Usher's "Scream," Maroon 5's "Payphone" and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." The rankings are based on the number of aggregated plays each songwriter had among the overall top 100 detecting songs from over 1,500 radio stations across the United States during the period of July 1st through September 30th, 2012.
According to Billboard magazine, the top songwriters - all ASCAP members - from the past three months are:
- Shellback (Maroon 5's "One More Night," Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together")
- Calvin Harris (Rihanna's "Where Have You Been," Scissor Sisters' "Only the Horses")
- Max Martin (Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together")
- Savan Kotecha (One Direction's "Live While We're Young," Maroon 5's "One More Night")
- Dr. Luke (Rihanna's "Where Have You Been," Ke$ha's "Die Young")
- Cirkut (Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," B.o.B.'s "Strange Clouds")
- Greg Kurstin (Pink's "Blow Me One Last Kiss")
- Luiz Bonfa (Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know")
Congratulations to these multi-talented writers and producers responsible for countless hits that we all know and love. ASCAP is proud to have you as our members!