June 25, 2008
EMI Music Publishing Songwriters Win at ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul Awards
EMI named "Publisher of the Year" for the 14th consecutive year
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EMI Music Publishing Corporate Communications:
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EMI Music Publishing songwriters, including Beyonce, Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous, and Stargate's Tor Erik Hermansen took home top honors at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards last night, picking up 17 awards at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
In addition, "Make Me Better", which was co-written by Fabolous (with Timbaland), was named Top Rap Song of the year.
The success of EMI Music Publishing songwriters helped the company pick up the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul "Publisher of the Year" for a remarkable 14th consecutive time - and the 16th time in the 21- year history of the awards.
EMI Music Publishing President of West Coast Creative Big Jon Platt said: "Year after year, the remarkable roster of songwriters we work with creates the most soulful and influential music in the world, and their talent and vision helps define moments in time. It's a privilege to work with them and for them, and we're very pleased to see this further recognition of the popularity of their work."
Winning songs by EMI Music Publishing writers were as follows:
-- "Because of You" (performed by NE-YO) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's TOR ERIK HERMANSEN.
-- "Do You" (performed by BOW WOW) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's JERMAINE DUPRI, JAMES PHILLIPS and JARON C. ALSTON.
-- "Get Me Bodied" (performed by BEYONCE) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's MAKEBA RIDDICK, BEYONCE KNOWLES, ANGELA BEYINCE and SOLANGE KNOWLES.
-- "Irreplaceable" (performed by BEYONCE) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's BEYONCE KNOWLES, TOR ERIK HERMANSEN, ESPEN LIND and AMUND BJORKLUND.
-- "Ice Box" (performed by OMARION) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's TONY DIXON and OMARI GRANDBERRY.
-- "Let It Go" (performed by KEYSHIA COLE) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's JACK KNIGHT and CAINON LAMB
-- "Make Me Better" (performed by FABOLOUS) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's JOHN DAVID JACKSON (Fabolous).
-- "No One" (performed by ALICIA KEYS) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's ALICIA KEYS and KERRY BROTHERS, JR.
-- "On The Hotline" (performed by PRETTY RICKY) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's STEPHEN ELLIS GARRETT
-- "Outta My System" (performed by BOW WOW) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's RICK JAMES, JERMAINE DUPRI and JARON C ALSTON.
-- "Please Don't Go" (performed by TANK) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's DURRELL BABBS.
-- "Rock Yo Hips" (performed by CRIME MOB) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's DARRYL RICHARDSON II and JONATHAN LEWIS
-- "Shawty" (performed by PLIES FT T-PAIN) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's MAURICE WHITE, VERDINE ADAMS WHITE and EDDIE DEL BARRIO
-- "Shortie Like Mine" (performed by BOW WOW) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's JERMAINE DUPRI and SHAWNTAE HARRIS (DA BRAT).
-- "Throw Some D's" (performed by RICH BOY) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's ROBERT L. DEBARGE, GREGORY WILLIAMS and JAMAL F JONES.
-- "Umbrella" (performed by RIHANNA) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's SHAWN CARTER.
-- "When I See You" (performed by FANTASIA) - co-written by EMI Music Publishing's SAMUEL J. WATTERS and JANE'T SEWELL.
Established in 1914, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 295,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members. ASCAP also represents the repertories created by the international affiliates of 90 foreign performing rights organizations.
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. It represents more than 1.3 million copyrights including some of the best-known songs ever written, such as "New York New York", "You've Got A Friend", "The James Bond Theme", "Lady Marmalade", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Always On My Mind", "Over The Rainbow", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Singin' In the Rain". Its current hit-making writers and producers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyonce, James Blunt, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Usher, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Amy Winehouse.
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