2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

May 16, 2019

Songwriting legends and legends in-the-making had time to shine at the 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held May 16 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.


Jeff Lynne, the guiding light of ELO, received the ASCAP Founders Award from his good friend Joe Walsh (The Eagles, James Gang) before performing a rare acoustic set of ELO classics, with Benmont Tench at the piano. Clem Burke, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie celebrated their ASCAP Golden Note Award with a blistering mini-concert, with songs drawn from throughout 45-year career. Superstar writer-producer Louis Bell accepted Songwriter of the Year award for his six massive hits for Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez and 5SOS. Sony/ATV took home Publisher of the Year, while Kobalt earned its first Independent Publisher of the Year honor.


In one of the night’s most anticipated moments, pop firebrand Billie Eilish and her collaborator/brother, FINNEAS, performed two Billie tunes and a solo song by FINNEAS. Anyone who has listened to the hypnotic music they make together could have expected their mesmerizing performance would be a highlight of the night. But nobody could have predicted their surprise guest: Oscar-winning actress (and Billie superfan) Julia Roberts, who showed up to present them with the ASCAP Vanguard Award.


2018 was a year of milestone achievements for ASCAP members, many of which were recognized at the Pop Awards. The writers and publishers of Drake’s record-breaking single “God’s Plan” won Most Streamed Song of the Year trophies, while Zedd and Stefan Johnson’s “The Middle” - Zedd’s highest-charting single as a primary artist - was named Song of the Year. Emily Warren wowed us with an acoustic version of “New Rules,” the international chart-topping hit she wrote for Dua Lipa.


It was another unforgettable night from the brightest lights in pop music.


SONG OF THE YEAR
The Middle

Writers:
Anton Zaslavski (aka Zedd)
Stefan Johnson

Publishers:
1916 PUBLISHING LLC
Kobalt Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Zedd Music Empire

MOST STREAMED SONG OF THE YEAR
God's Plan

Writers:
Ronald “Cardo" La Tour
Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels
Noah "40" Shebib

Publishers:
1Damentional Publishing
Cardo On The Beat
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group

 

All The Stars
(Kendrick Lamar Feat. SZA)

Writers:
Al Shux
Mark “SOUNWAVE” Spears

Publishers:
Beat Bully Productions
Hard Working Black Folks
Kobalt Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Attention
(Charlie Puth)

Writer:
Jacob “JKASH” Hindlin

Publishers:
Kobalt Music
Prescription Songs

Bad At Love
(Halsey)

Publishers:
Kobalt Music
Son of Sam Productions

Believer
(Imagine Dragons)

Writers:
Mattman & Robin

Publisher:
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Better Now
(Post Malone)

Writers:
Billy Walsh
Kaan Güneşberk
Louis Bell

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

Boo’d Up
(Ella Mai)

Writer:
Joelle James

Publishers:
Roc Nation Music Publishing
Vanillachinchilla
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Broken
(lovelytheband)

Writer:
Sam DeRosa

Publishers:
Hard To Love Music
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Delicate
(Taylor Swift)

Writers:
Max Martin
Shellback

Publisher:
Kobalt Music

Feel It Still
(Portugal. The Man)

Writers:
Asa Taccone
Eric Howk
Freddie Gorman
Jason Sechrist
John Gourley
Zach Carothers
Zoe Manville

Publishers:
Approaching Airballoons
Jobete Music Co. Inc.
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Twonk Donklis
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Finesse (Remix)
(Bruno Mars & Cardi B)

Writers:
Cardi B
Christopher "Brody" Brown
James Fauntleroy
Jeremy "Jermbeats" Reeves
Klenord "Shaft" Raphael
Ray "Charm" McCullough II

Publishers:
Fauntleroy Music
Late 80's Music
Ra Charm Music
Shaftizm
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Sumphu
Thou Art The Hunger
Underdog West
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Washpoppin Inc.
Westside Independent Music Publishing LLC

Friends
(Marshmello & Anne-Marie)

Writers
Jasmine Thompson
Nat Dunn
Pablo Bowman Navarro
Sarah Blanchard

Publishers:
Kobalt Music
Words And Music Worldwide

Girls Like You
(Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B)

Writers:
Brittany "Starrah" Hazzard
Cardi B
Gian Stone
Henry “Cirkut” Walter

Publishers:
Cirkut Breaker LLC
Family Stone Music
Kobalt Music
People Over Planes
Prescription Songs
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
These Are Songs of Pulse
Washpoppin Inc.

God Is a Woman
(Ariana Grande)

Writers:
Ariana Grande
ILYA
Max Martin
Rickard Goransson
Savan Kotecha

Publishers:
Grandarimusic
Kobalt Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Good Old Days
(Macklemore Feat. Kesha)

Writers:
Joshua “Budo” Karp
Sam Wish
Tyler "XP" Andrews

Publishers:
Gutterfunk
Kobalt Music
Swish You Were Here Music
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Happier
(Marshmello & Bastille)

Writers:
Daniel Smith
Steve Mac

Publisher:
Universal Music Publishing Group

Havana
(Camila Cabello Feat. Young Thug)

Writers:
Brittany "Starrah" Hazzard
Kaan Güneşberk
Louis Bell

Publishers:
People Over Planes
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
These Are Songs of Pulse

High Hopes
(Panic! At The Disco)

Writers:
Brendon Urie
Jenny Owen Youngs
Jonas Jeberg
Sam Hollander

Publishers:
A Song Can Be About Anything Music
Big Deal Notes
Girls Raised By Wolves
Kobalt Music
Listen To This Shhh
Slushie Fund
Words And Music Worldwide

Him & I
(G-Eazy & Halsey)

Writers:
Alex Schwartz
Gerald Gillum
James Lavigne
Joe Khajadourian
Madison Emiko Love

Publishers:
Artist Publishing Group West
G-Eazy Publishing
I Think I'm Nino Publishing
Kobalt Music
Livemadlove
Panic Attack Publishing
Schweezy Beats Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

How Long
(Charlie Puth)

Writers:
Frank E
Jacob “JKASH” Hindlin

Publishers:
Artist Publishing Group West
J Franks Publishing
Kobalt Music
Prescription Songs

I Like It
(Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin)

Writers:
Benito Antonio Martinez
Cardi B
Craig Kallman
Edgar W Semper
Klenord "Shaft" Raphael
Vincent "Invincible" Watson
Xavier A Semper

Publishers:
A Million Dollar Dream
Artist Publishing Group West
Convinced Music
Editora De Musica Mambo Kingzinc
Kobalt Music
RSM Publishing A Division Of Rimas Entertainment LLC
Shaftizm
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Washpoppin Inc.

In My Feelings
(Drake)

Writers:
Darius "Deezle" Harrison
JT
Noah "40" Shebib
Orville "Buggs Can Can" Hall
Phillip Triggerman Price
Stephen Ellis Garrett "Static Major"
Yung Miami

Publishers:
Black Fountain Music
Herbilicious Music
Kobalt Music
Protoons Inc.
Reservoir
Roncesvalles Music Publishing
Roynet Music

Three Nails And A Crown
Universal Music Publishing Group

Let You Down
(NF)

Writer:
Tommee Profitt

Publishers:
Tommee Profitt Songs
UMPG/Capitol CMG Genesis
Universal Music Publishing Group

Lights Down Low
(MAX Feat. gnash)

Writer:
Garrett Nash

Publishers:
Songs I Wrote Asleep
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

LOVE.
(Kendrick Lamar Feat. Zacari)

Writers:
Greg Kurstin
Mark “SOUNWAVE” Spears

Publishers:
Beat Bully Productions
Hard Working Black Folks
Kurstin Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Zacari Music

Love Lies
(Khalid & Normani)

Writer:
Digi

Publishers:
BMG
Jamil Chammas Publishing
Orange Factory Tunes
Reach Music

Meant To Be
(Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line)

Writer:
David Garcia

Publishers:
D Soul Music
UMPG/Capitol CMG Genesis
Universal Music Publishing Group

Mine
(Bazzi)

Writer:
Mike Woods

Publishers:
Artist Publishing Group West
Kobalt Music
MCWII Publishing

Natural
(Imagine Dragons)

Writers:
Mattman & Robin

Publisher:
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Never Be The Same
(Camila Cabello)

Writer:
Jacob Olofsson

Publisher:
Universal Music Publishing Group

New Rules
(Dua Lipa)

Writer:
Emily Warren

Publishers:
Havenwood House
Kobalt Music
Prescription Songs

Nice For What
(Drake)

Writers:
Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Gary Grice
Marvin Hamlisch
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Noah "40" Shebib
Orville "Buggs Can Can" Hall
Phillip Triggerman Price
Shane "Murda Beatz" Lindstrom

Publishers:
Colgems EMI Music Inc.
Kobalt Music
Obverse Creation Music Inc.
Protoons Inc.
Roncesvalles Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

No Limit
(G-Eazy Feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)

Writers:
Allen Raphael Ritter
Cardi B
Earlly Mac
Gerald Gillum
Klenord "Shaft" Raphael
Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels

Publishers:
1Damentional Publishing
Bella's Money
G-Eazy Publishing
Ritter Boy
Shaftizm
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
These Are Songs of Pulse
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Washpoppin Inc.

No Tears Left To Cry
(Ariana Grande)

Writers:
Ariana Grande
ILYA
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha

Publishers:
Grandarimusic
Kobalt Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Pray For Me
(The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar)

Writers:
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye
Doc McKinney

Publishers:
Hard Working Black Folks
Kobalt Music
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Psycho
(Post Malone Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

Writer:
Louis Bell

Publisher:
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

Rockstar
(Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage)

Writers:
Louis Bell
Olufunmibi Awoshiley p/k/a "Tank God"
Sheyaa "21 Savage" Bin Abraham Joseph

Publishers:
BMG
Felicimi
Slaughter Gang
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

Shape Of You
(Ed Sheeran)

Writers:
Kandi Burruss
Tameka Tiny Harris
Steve Mac

Publishers:
Air Control Music
Kandacy Music
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Tiny Tam Music
Tony Mercedes Music
Universal Music Publishing Group

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Sit Next To Me
(Foster The People)

Writers:
Johnnie Newman
Josh Abraham
Oliver Goldstein

Publishers:
Johnnie Newman Music
Kobalt Music
Ollie G Music
Prescription Songs
These Are Songs of Pulse
Ultra Goliath Songs

Sky Walker
(Miguel Feat. Travis Scott)

Writer:
Miguel

Publishers:
Art Dealer Chic
Kobalt Music
Son Of Sam Productions
Universal Music Publishing Group

Something Just Like This
(The Chainsmokers & Coldplay)

Writers:
Andrew Taggart
Chris Martin
Guy Berryman
Jonny Buckland
Will Champion

Publishers:
Nice Hair Publishing
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group

Sorry Not Sorry
(Demi Lovato)

Writers:
Demi Lovato 
Downtown Trevor Brown
Zaire Koalo

Publishers:
DDLovato Music
Downtown Trevor Brown
Quest Da Stars
Reservoir
Universal Music Publishing Group

That's What I Like
(Bruno Mars)

Writers:
Christopher "Brody" Brown
James Fauntleroy
Jeremy "Jermbeats" Reeves
Ray "Charm" McCullough II

Publishers:
Fauntleroy Music
Late 80's Music
Ra Charm Music
Sumphu
Thou Art the Hunger
Underdog West
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Westside Independent Music Publishing LLC

Thunder
(Imagine Dragons)

Writer:
Jayson Dezuzio

Publishers:
Have A Nice Jay Music
KIDinaKORNER Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Group

Wait
(Maroon 5)

Writer:
Jacob “JKASH” Hindlin

Publishers:
Kobalt Music
Prescription Songs

What About Us
(P!nk)

Writer:
Steve Mac

Publisher:
Universal Music Publishing Group

Wolves
(Selena Gomez & Marshmello)

Writers:
Louis Bell
Selena Gomez

Publishers:
SMG Tunes
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Universal Music Publishing Group

Youngblood
(5 Seconds Of Summer)

Writer:
Louis Bell

Publisher:
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC