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Published on May 18, 2012

Carole King Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards

Global music rights leader Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) honored the songwriters and music publishers behind the year's most-performed songs on Tuesday, May 15 at the organization's 60th annual Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Carole King received the BMI Icon Award recognizing the "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers" she has made through her incomparable catalog as a songwriter and recording artist. Ester Dean, Benny Blanco and Pitbull all earned the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year title. "Firework" clinched BMI Pop Song of the Year honors for Dean and co-writer Sandy Vee, as well as publishers Dat Damn Dean Music and peermusic III, Ltd. With 10 songs among the year's most-performed, Universal Music Publishing Group claimed the prestigious BMI Pop Publisher of the Year crystal. For a complete list of 2012 winners, visit www.bmi.com.

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Carole King Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards

Global music rights leader Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) honored the songwriters and music publishers behind the year's most-performed songs on Tuesday, May 15 at the organization's 60th annual Pop Awards, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Carole King received the BMI Icon Award recognizing the "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers" she has made through her incomparable catalog as a songwriter and recording artist. The all-star tribute to King included Haley Reinhart, who delivered an inspiring performance of "Beautiful"; Universal Republic recording artist Colbie Caillat, who offered a soulful rendition of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"; and Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, who capped off the tribute with "I'm into Something Good," the debut smash for Herman's Hermits in 1964. For a complete list of 2012 winners, visit www.bmi.com.


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