Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has won the Publisher of the Year award at BMI’s 68th Annual Pop Awards, which took place virtually on July 13, 2020. The BMI Pop Awards celebrates the top publishers and songwriters of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States.
Sony/ATV and its songwriters secured this prestigious honor with 25 winning songs, including “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo, “Beautiful” by Bazzi ft. Camila Cabello, “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco, “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, “Old Town Road Remix” by Lil Nas X, and “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi.
Additionally, Sony/ATV’s Khalid won the coveted Songwriter of the Year award for penning “Beautiful People,” “Better,” “Eastside” and “Talk,” which were four of BMI’s top-performing songs of 2019.
Sony/ATV’s winning songwriters also include Ed Sheeran, Frank Dukes, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, Isley Juber, Normani, Sam Smith, RØMANS, Camila Cabello, LOLO, Dreamlab, Kevin Jonas, among many others.
Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt stated, “We’re grateful for the Sony/ATV songwriters – without your hard work and fantastic creativity, an award like this is not possible. I also would like to thank the entire BMI team for honoring us and creating such a powerful platform to celebrate songwriters.”