Sam Smith won the Song with the Year award in the 2015 BMI London Awards on Monday (19.10.15).
The 23-year-old singer grabbed the prestigious Robert S.Musel award for ‘Stay With Me’, beating off stiff competition from Ed Sheeran and Hozier.
The gong emerged to the most-performed song on the previous year by UK or European writers inside BMI catalogue on US tv and radio. Check Writing’s on the wall sheet music here.
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He also received four Pop Awards for ‘Stay With Me’, ‘I’m Not The Only One’, ‘Latch’ with the exceptional contribution to ‘La La La’. John Newman was given Pop Awards for BRIT Award nominated ‘Love Me Again’ and ‘Blame’ and revealed they are currently taking care of some exciting new collaborations.
Speaking in the ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel, he told BANG Showbiz: “I’ve got really exciting collaborations, I think it is now a time when I can really open a bit. We’re gonna extend this campaign at the same time and have a long second album. I was actually inside studio with Diplo yesterday that was really exciting and I’m utilizing Major Lazer and Calvin Harris and I just adopted out on the studio with Rudimental. I’ve got fingers out of all pies.” More Writing’s on the wall piano notes here.
Referring to his colleague Calvin, John added: “We’re very, very friends. We spend lots of time together and I made this totally new record in America and I was literally three doors down from Calvin and that he was so brilliant utilizing time. I mean we’ve known the other person for two years now.”
Meanwhile, Graham Gouldman was named BMI Icon on account of his “unique and indelible affect generations of music makers”.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards received the BMI Million-Air Award for that nine million combined radio plays of ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’. Other writers receiving awards for five million plays include The Bee Gees for ‘Islands In The Stream’, Sting for ‘Roxanne’ and Des’ree for ‘You Gotta Be’.
Celebrating 75 numerous service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is really a global leader in music rights management, getting an advocate with the value of music.