First Ever Virtual ASCAP London Music Awards Take Place on Social Media, 21 and 22 October
October 21, 2020
“Happier” Receives Triple Gongs with Song of the Year, Top EDM Song and
Top Streaming Song for Steve Mac Along with Bastille’s Dan Smith
“Someone You Loved” wins Hot 100 Song and Winning Streaming Song for Lewis Capaldi
CHVRCHES and Steve Mac-penned “Here with Me” by Marshmello ft. CHVRCHES and “Electricity” by Silk City & Dua Lipa and written by The xx’s Romy Madley Croft named Winning EDM Songs
Downton Abbey by John Lunn wins Film Score of the Year
LONDON, 21 October 2020 -- ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today announced the winners of their first ever virtual ASCAP London Music Awards 2020. With top awards going to the cream of British songwriting talent including Steve Mac (five awards), Bastille’s Dan Smith (three awards), Lewis Capaldi (two awards), CHVRCHES, The xx’s Romy Madley Croft and many more, the winners will be honoured over @ASCAP Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and @ASCAPLondon Instagram during 21 and 22 October 2020 with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards. ASCAP will share exclusive photos and videos from the winners as part of the virtual event.
One of the most successful songwriters of the 21st century, Steve Mac receives a massive five awards in 2020. Along with Bastille’s Dan Smith, the pair are honoured three times for the chart-topping “Happier” (by Marshmello ft. Bastille) with Song of the Year, Top EDM Song and Top Streaming Song.
Steve Mac’s fourth award also see CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook recognised for “Here with Me” as a Winning EDM Song. Steve Mac’s final award with another Winning EDM Song is for “Call You Mine” by Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha.
Two years after its release, Lewis Capaldi’s self-penned global smash “Someone You Loved” remains a big winner, claiming both the Winning Hot 100 Song and Winning Streaming Song awards in 2020.
The xx’s Romy Madley Croft is also honoured with a Winning EDM Song award for penning Silk City & Dua Lipa’s global smash hit “Electricity.” Two other Winning EDM Song awards went to Corey Sanders for “365” (Zedd & Katy Perry) and Samuel Gray for “Takeaway” (Chainsmokers & ILLENIUM ft. Lennon Stella).
ASCAP also recognises the best composers in the worlds of film and television with nine awards. Claiming Film Score of the Year is John Lunn for his work on the score for box-office smash Downton Abbey. Daniel Pemberton receives two Top Film Awards for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the Danny Boyle-directed Yesterday. Other Top Film Awards went to Dario Marianelli for Bumblebee, Devonté Hynes for Queen & Slim and Anne Dudley for The Hustle.
Top of the small screen, all winning Top Television Series Awards, are Rael Jones for the period drama Harlots, Ruth Barrett for ITV’s Victoria and Tom Howe for the action-comedy drama Whiskey Cavalier.
In a special video greeting to this year’s ASCAP London Music Awards winners, ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams said: “While we’re all separated right now, you are helping us to stay connected. We’ve watched and listened as you’ve found innovative new ways to collaborate with each other and reach out to your listeners on both sides of the pond, and around the world. Your creativity — your ability to take what’s inside your hearts and minds and transform it into music that can connect with millions of people — that’s a superpower. We need your gifts now, perhaps more than ever.”
PRS for Music received a special honour for all of the PRS winning songs as well as for their work as global innovators in performing rights. ASCAP and PRS have been partners for over 100 years and have a long history of leading the world in protecting, supporting, serving and advocating for music creators. The ASCAP London Music Awards recognise the most-performed ASCAP music of the past year in the United States that is created by songwriters and composers that are members of PRS for Music for the United Kingdom.
Follow ASCAP on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter #ASCAPAwards @ASCAP and @ASCAPLondon Instagram to see surprise videos and photos from the 2020 ASCAP London Music Awards.
A full list of 2020 ASCAP London Music Awards winners can be found at www.ascap.com/londonawards20.
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 800,000 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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Doug Wright, LD Communications