Stefflon Don, Tom Walker, Steve Mac, Lorne Balfe and Steven "Lenky" Marsden Honoured with Prestigious ASCAP Awards at 2018 ASCAP London Music Awards

October 23, 2018

STEVE MAC WINS SEVEN AWARDS INCLUDING “SONG OF THE YEAR” AND “TOP DIGITAL SONG”
LORNE BALFE HONOURED WITH “FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR” FOR THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
JAX JONES, DUKE DUMONT, MNEK AND PATRICK DOYLE ALSO AMONG WINNERS
PERFORMANCES FROM VANGUARD AWARD WINNERS STEFFLON DON AND TOM WALKER

LONDON, 23 Oct 2018 – Tonight The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, celebrated some of the most successful songwriters, composers and performers in British music. Among the winners were multi-talented singer-songwriters Tom Walker and Stefflon Don and songwriter and producer Steve Mac. The 2018 ASCAP London Music Awards whichhonor the PRS For Music writers of the top music of last year, took place at One Marylebone.

Stefflon Don and Tom Walker each received the prestigious ASCAP Vanguard Award, which recognizes the impact of outstanding ASCAP members that are helping to shape the future of music. Both award winners performed at the event, with Stefflon Don opening the ceremony with her hit single “Hurtin’ Me” and Tom Walker later delivering his fan favourite “Leave a Light On.”

Steve Mac was the recipient of seven awards including Song of the Year and Top Digital Song for Ed Sheeran’s global hit “Shape of You,” which peaked at #1 on the singles charts of 34 countries. Mac won three awards in the Hot 100 Winning Songs category for “Strip That Down,” Liam Payne’s debut solo single featuring Quavo, “What About Us” by P!nk and the continued success of “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie which spent nine weeks at the top of the UK singles chart. “Rockabye” also won in the EDM Winning Songs category, alongside another single co-written by Mac, “Symphony” by Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson.

Steven "Lenky" Marsden was a double award recipient for Top EDM Song and a Hot 100 Winning Song for co-writing “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber. The song reached the top ten in the charts all over the globe including in the United Kingdom, US, Germany and Australia.

Scottish composer and music producer Lorne Balfe won Film Score of the Year for his work on The Lego Batman Movie. The computer-animated film produced by Warner Animation Group grossed $312 million worldwide. He also won Top Film Score Awards for the science fiction action movie Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson and Geostorm with Gerard Butler.

Daniel McGrath and Josh Phillips won Top Television Series for their work on the theme song for the American series Dancing with the Stars. The song is also used on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, making it one of the most distinctive and recognisable theme tunes in households across continents, with millions tuning in each week.

ASCAP songwriter, President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams, Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Matthews and Executive Vice President of Membership John Titta were on hand for the festivities. Vice President Membership UK/Europe Simon Greenaway served as host for the evening.

The full list of ASCAP Awards 2018 winners this year is as follows:

  • ASCAP Vanguard Award – Stefflon Don
  • ASCAP Vanguard Award – Tom Walker
  • ASCAP Song of the Year – Steve Mac (“Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran)
  • ASCAP Top Digital Song – Steve Mac (“Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran)
  • ASCAP Top EDM Song – Steven "Lenky" Marsden (“Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber)
  • ASCAP Film Score of the Year – Lorne Balfe (The Lego Batman Movie)
  • ASCAP Hot 100 Winning Songs
    • Steven "Lenky" Marsden (“Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber)
    • Steve Mac (“Strip That Down” by Liam Payne ft. Quavo)
    • Steve Mac (“Rockabye” by Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
    • Steve Mac (“What About Us” by P!nk)
  • ASCAP EDM Winning Songs
    • Maya Jane Coles & Duke Dumont (“Swish Swish” by Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj)
    • Andre Gray, Mikkel Eriksen & Tor Hermansen (Stargate) (“Run Up” by Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj)
    • Fabienne Holloway & Tristan Landymore (“Get Low” by Zedd ft. Liam Payne)
    • Jax Jones, Raye & MNEK (“You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones ft. Raye)
    • Steve Mac (“Symphony” by Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson)
    • Steve Mac (“Rockabye” by Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
  • ASCAP Top Film Awards
    • Lorne Balfe (Ghost in the Shell, Geostorm)
    • Patrick Doyle (Murder on The Orient Express (2017), The Emoji Movie)
    • Dario Marianelli (Darkest Hour)
    • Daniel Pemberton (Molly’s Game, All the Money in the World, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)
  • ASCAP Top Television Series Award
    • Daniel McGrath & Josh Phillips (Dancing with the Stars (ABC))

About ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 680,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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For further information on the ASCAP AWARDS:
Doug Wright / Josh Moss
Tel: 020 7439 7222
Doug.wright@ldcommunications.co.uk
sarah.wareing@ldcommunications.co.uk

Cathy Halgas Nevins, ASCAP
cnevins@ascap.com