Sam Smith won the Song on the Year award on the 2015 BMI London Awards on Monday (19.10.15).
The 23-year-old singer acquired the prestigious Robert S.Musel award for ‘Stay With Me‘, beating off stiff competition from Ed Sheeran and Hozier.
The gong is offered to the most-performed song with the previous year by UK or European writers inside BMI catalogue on US television and radio.
He also received four Pop Awards for ‘Stay With Me‘, ‘I’m Not The Only One’, ‘Latch’ and the contribution to ‘La La La’. John Newman was offered Pop Awards for BRIT Award nominated ‘Love Me Again’ and ‘Blame’ and revealed he could be currently taking care of some exciting new collaborations.
Speaking in the ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel, he told BANG Showbiz: “I’ve got a bit of really exciting collaborations, I think it is currently a time when I can really start a bit. We’re gonna extend this campaign at the same time and have a long second album. I was actually within the studio with Diplo yesterday that has been really exciting and I’m utilizing Major Lazer and Calvin Harris and I got out with the studio with Rudimental. I’ve got fingers in the pies.”
Referring to his buddy Calvin, John added: “We’re very, very good friends. We spend time and effort together and I made this completely new record in America and I was literally three doors down from Calvin and hubby was so brilliant using time. I mean we’ve known one another for two years now.”
Meanwhile, Graham Gouldman was named BMI Icon on account of his “unique and indelible relation to 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 many years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is usually a global leader in music rights management, becoming an advocate to the value of music.