2017 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Honoring the songwriters and publishers of the top songs of the past year, ASCAP’s Pop Music Awards at the historic Wiltern Theatre in LA was a night to remember. Max Martin, the songwriting guru behind “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” “Hands to Myself,” “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and more, earned his unprecedented 10th ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award, presented by Adam Lambert. Meghan Trainor accepted the ASCAP Vanguard Award, after a funky performance of “All About That Bass” from bassist Marcus Miller and a trio of vocalists; YouTube star Jasmine Thompson flew in from London to surprise Meghan with a cover of “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” and a brand new single they wrote together, “Old Friends.”

We were treated to performances by Mike Posner (“I Took a Pill in Ibiza”) and Britten Newbill & Brett McLaughlin (“Hide Away”), performing their chart hits from 2016. There was even an a cappella rendition of our Song of the Year “Love Yourself,” by vocal group The Filharmonic. Sony/ATV nabbed the Publisher of the Year honor for their 22 winning songs, and Justin Bieber collaborator Poo Bear was on hand to congratulate BMG on their Independent Publisher of the Year award.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the ASCAP Founders Award to songwriting icon Diane Warren, the writer of all-time pop classics like “Because You Loved Me,” “Un-Break My Heart” and “If I Could Turn Back Time,” who got a tribute worthy of her songwriting legacy. Country luminary LeAnn Rimes and breakout star Jacob Latimore brought the house down with Diane’s timeless ballads “How Do I Live” and “Have You Ever.” And as a final surprise, Snoop Dogg stopped by to honor his friend and collaborator. All in all, it was an unforgettable climax to an unforgettable night.

Winning Songs

“679”
Artists:
Fetty Wap ft. Remy Boyz

Writers:
RemyBoy Monty
Fetty Wap

Publishers:
45th and 3rd Music Publishing Inc.
Remy Boy Monty Publishing
RGF Productions
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Zoovier

“24K MAGIC”
Artists:
Bruno Mars

Writers:
Christopher “Brody” Brown

Publishers:
Late 80’s Music
Thou Art The Hunger
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Westside Independent Publishing

“7 YEARS”
Artists:
Lukas Graham

Writers:
Christopher “Brody” Brown
Lukas Forchhammer
Stefan Forrest
Morten Ristorp Jensen
David LaBrel
Morten Pilegaard

Publishers:
Fuck You Dave
Halla!Halla! Publishing
Late 80’s Music
Lukas Graham Songs
StefMusic
Thou Art The Hunger
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Westside Independent Publishing

“ANTIDOTE”
Artists:
Travis Scott

Writers:
Dave Guy
Ebony "Wondagurl" Oshunrinde (SOCAN)
Bryan Van Mierlo “Eestbound” (SOCAN)

Publishers:
BMG
Extraordinaire Music
Songs of Big Deal

“CAKE BY THE OCEAN”
Artists:
DNCE

Writers:
Mattman & Robin (STIM)

Publishers:
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!”
Artists:
Justin Timberlake

Writers:
Max Martin (STIM)
Shellback (STIM)
Justin Timberlake

Publishers:
DWA Songs
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Tennman Tunes
Universal Music Publishing Group

“CHEAP THRILLS”
Artists:
Sia

Writers:
Sia (APRA)
Greg Kurstin

Publishers:
Kurstin Music
Pineapple Lasagne
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“CLOSER”
Artists:
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Writers:
Frederic Kennett
Joseph King
Isaac Slade
Drew Taggart

Publishers:
Aaron Edwards Publishing
Nice Hair Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“COLD WATER”
Artists:
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ

Writers:
Justin Bieber
Philip Meckseper (GEMA)
Thomas Wesley Pentz

Publishers:
Bieber Time Publishing
I Like Turtles Music
Mad Decent Publishing
SONGS Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Group

“DANGEROUS WOMAN”
Artists:
Ariana Grande

Writers:
Johan Carlsson (STIM)
Max Martin (STIM)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.

“DON’T LET ME DOWN”
Artists:
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya

Writers:
Drew Taggart

Publishers:
Nice Hair Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“EX’S AND OH’S”
Artists:
Elle King

Writers:
Dave Bassett

Publishers:
Bassett Songs
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“GOLD”
Artists:
Kiiara

Writers:
Rev. Felix Snow
David Benjamin "Campa" Singer-Vine

Publishers:
Felix Snow Productions
Indie Pop Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“HANDS TO MYSELF”
Artists:
Selena Gomez

Writers:
Selena Gomez
Max Martin (STIM)
Mattman & Robin (STIM)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
SMG Tunes
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“HELLO”
Artists:
Adele

Writers:
Greg Kurstin

Publishers:
Kurstin Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“HERE”
Artists:
Alessia Cara

Writers:
Robert T. Gerongco
Samuel T. Gerongco
Terence Lam (SOCAN)

Publishers:
Brass North Music
Samety Sam Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“HIDE AWAY”
Artists:
Daya

Writers:
Scott Bruzenak
Brett McLaughlin
Britten Newbill

Publishers:
BMG
Bob Ochoa’s Homemade Salsa
Noise Castle III Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Tennessee Kid Music

“I HATE U, I LOVE U”
Artists:
gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien

Writers:
Garrett Nash
Olivia O’Brien

Publishers:
Olivia O’Brien Publishing
Songs I Wrote Asleep
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA”
Artists:
Mike Posner

Writers:
Mike Posner

Publishers:
North Greenway Productions
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“IN THE NIGHT”
Artists:
The Weeknd

Writers:
Ahmad “Belly” Balshe (SOCAN)
Savan Kotecha
Max Martin (STIM)
Ali Payami (STIM)
Peter Svensson (STIM)
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye (SOCAN)

Publishers:
BMG
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
SONGS Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“JUST LIKE FIRE”
Artists:
P!nk

Writers:
Oscar Holter (STIM)
Max Martin (STIM)
Shellback (STIM)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Walt Disney Music Company
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“LET IT GO”
Artists:
James Bay

Writers:
Paul Barry (PRS)

Publishers:
Universal Music Publishing Group

“LET ME LOVE YOU”
Artists:
DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber

Writers:
Louis Bell
Justin Bieber
Lumidee Cedeno
Steven “Lenky” Marsden (PRS)
DJ SNAKE (SACEM)
Dj Tedsmooth

Publishers:
1433 Publishing
Bieber Time Publishing
BMG
Cuts of Reach Music
Get Familiar Music
Greensleeves Publishing Limited
Logi
Pay That Fam
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group

“LIKE I’M GONNA LOSE YOU”
Artists:
Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

Writers:
Meghan Trainor
Justin Weaver

Publishers:
Big Yellow Dog Music
MTrain Music
Cornman Music
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“ME, MYSELF & I”
Artists:
G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha

Writers:
Christoph Andersson
Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum
Pete ‘Merf’ Kelleher (PRS)
Ben Kohn (PRS)

Publishers:
BMG
Christoph Reiner Andersson Publishing
G-Eazy Publishing
Primary Wave Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group

“MY HOUSE”
Artists:
Flo Rida

Writers:
Marcos "MAG" Borrero
Johan Carlsson (STIM)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.

“NEEDED ME”
Artists:
Rihanna

Writers:
Prince Charlez
Adam “Frank Dukes” Feeney (SOCAN)
Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard
Derrus Rachel

Publishers:
Almo Music
BMG
Nyan King Music Inc.
People Over Planes
Seven Corners
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
These Are Songs of Pulse
Universal Music Publishing Group

“NEVER FORGET YOU”
Artists:
Zara Larsson ft. MNEK

Writers:
Astronomyy
Zara Larsson (STIM)
MNEK (PRS)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“ON MY MIND”
Artists:
Ellie Goulding

Writers:
Ilya (STIM)
Savan Kotecha
Max Martin (STIM)

Publishers:
BMG
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“ONE CALL AWAY”
Artists:
Charlie Puth

Writers:
Frank E
Maureen “Mozella” McDonald
Matt Prime (PRS)

Publishers:
Artist Publishing Group West
J Franks Publishing
Mo Zella Mo Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“ONE DANCE”
Artists:
Drake ft. WizKid & Kyla

Writers:
Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies (SOCAN)
Noah “40” Shebib (SOCAN)

Publishers:
Nyan King Music Inc.
Roncesvalles Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“OUI”
Artists:
Jeremih

Writers:
Andrew “Dilla” Bonsu
Khari “Needlz” Cain
Jeremih Felton
“Kenny Kold”

Publishers:
Dry Rain Entertainment
Ghanadon Publishing
Ohaji Publishing
Power Pen Associated Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Group

“PANDA”
Artists:
Desiigner

Writers:
Adnan “Menace” Khan

Publishers:
Stellar Sun Songs

“PILLOWTALK”
Artists:
ZAYN

Writers:
Joe Garrett (PRS)
Anthony Hannides
Michael Hannides
Levi Lennox (PRS)

Publishers:
BMG
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“ROSES”
Artists:
The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes

Writers:
Drew Taggart

Publishers:
Nice Hair Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“SAME OLD LOVE”
Artists:
Selena Gomez

Writers:
Mikkel Eriksen
Tor Hermansen

Publishers:
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“SAY IT”
Artists:
Tory Lanez

Writers:
Dave Jam Hall
Nicci Gilbert Daniels
Gordon Chambers

Publishers:
Brown Girl Music
Orisha Music
Stone Jam Music
The Night Rainbow Music
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER)”
Artists:
Adele

Writers:
Max Martin (STIM)
Shellback (STIM)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.

“SHUT UP AND DANCE”
Artists:
Walk The Moon

Writers:
Ben Berger
Eli Brose Maiman
Ryan McMahon
Nicholas Petricca
Kevin Ray
Sean Waugaman

Publishers:
Anna Sun Music
Benjamin Berger Publishing
Ryan McMahon Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Treat Me Better Tina
Verb To Be Music
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
What A Raucous Music

“SIT STILL, LOOK PRETTY”
Artists:
Daya

Writers:
Scott Bruzenak
Britten Newbill

Publishers:
BMG
Noise Castle III Music Publishing
Tennessee Kid Music

“SORRY”
Artists:
Justin Bieber

Writers:
Justin Bieber
BloodPop®
Sonny Moore

Publishers:
Bieber Time Publishing
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Michael Diamond Music
These Are Songs of Pulse
Universal Music Publishing Group

“STARBOY”
Artists:
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

Writers:
Doc McKinney (SOCAN)
Jason “Daheala” Quenneville (SOCAN)
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye (SOCAN)
Henry “Cirkut” Walter

Publishers:
Cirkut Breaker LLC
Prescription Songs LLC
SONGS Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Group

“THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR”
Artists:
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

Writers:
Adam Wiles

Publishers:
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

“UPTOWN FUNK!”
Artists:
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Publishers:
BMG
Thou Art The Hunger
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“WANT TO WANT ME”
Artists:
Jason Derulo

Writers:
Sam Martin
Lindy Robbins

Publishers:
Artist Publishing Group West
Hey Kiddo Music
Sam Martin Music Publishing
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE”
Artists:
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez

Writers:
Selena Gomez
Jacob “JKash” Hindlin

Publishers:
Prescription Songs LLC
Rap Kingpin Music
SMG Tunes
Universal Music Publishing Group

“WILDEST DREAMS”
Artists:
Taylor Swift

Writers:
Max Martin (STIM)
Shellback (STIM)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.

“WORK”
Artists:
Rihanna ft. Drake

Writers:
Jahron “PARTYNEXTDOOR” Brathwaite (SOCAN)
Monte Moir
Allen Ritter
Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels
Richie Stephens (PRS)
Sevn Thomas (SOCAN)

Publishers:
1Damentional Publishing LLC
Avant Garde Music Publishing Inc.
Greensleeves Publishing Limited
New Perspective Publishing Inc.
Ritter Boy
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

“WORK FROM HOME”
Artists:
Fifth Harmony

Writers:
Joshua “Ammo” Coleman
Alexander Eskeerdo
Dallas Koehlke

Publishers:
Aix Music Publishing
BMG
DallasK Music
Each Note Counts
Prescription Songs LLC