ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2011 winners announced

By on Apr 28, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Music, United States Comments

The names of the ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2011 winners were announced on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), celebrated its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards and also gave Rod Stewart the Founders Award.

Consequently, Randy Bachman received the ASCAP Global Impact Award, while Band of Horses was given the ASCAP’s Vanguard Award.

As noted at, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Max Martin were tied for the Songwriter of the Year award, who wrote five of the most performed songs of 2010.

The songs include “Dynamite” (Taio Cruz), “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry), and “California Gurls” (Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg).

Apparently, this is the fourth Songwriter of the Year award for Max Martin, who also won for his “Whataya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert, who presented the award to the songwriter that night.

On the other hand, Ke$ha presented the award to Dr. Luke, who incidentally wrote her song “Tik Tok”, as well as Miley Cyrus‘ “Party in the USA”.

The Song of the Year award went to Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister”, which was written by Pat Monahan, published by Blue Lamp Music and EMI Music Publishing.

The song also made the group won the 2011 Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Performance by A Duo or Group with Vocals’.

Meanwhile, the Publisher of the Year award was received by EMI Music Publishing, which published 19 of the most performed songs of 2010 including ‘Break Your Heart’ by Taio Cruz.

The complete list of Most Performed Songs and other winners can be found at the ASCAP’s official website.

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