KISS, The Doobie Brothers, St. Vincent and Top Songwriters Celebrated at 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Awards
Max Martin Earns Songwriter of the Year for 8th Time
Toby Gad’s “All of Me” (John Legend) Wins Song of the Year
Sony/ATV is Publisher of the Year
Prescription Songs is Independent Publisher of the Year
LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2015 — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. An exclusive, invitation-only crowd was on hand as the organization recognized the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed pop songs of 2014. ASCAP also bestowed its highest honor, the ASCAP Founders Award, on rock heroes KISS, and presented The Doobie Brotherswith the ASCAP Voice of Music Award and St. Vincent with ASCAP’s Vanguard Award.
ASCAP Pop Awards winners included:
- Songwriter of the Year: Max Martin
- Song of the Year: “All of Me,” written by Toby Gad, performed by John Legend
- Publisher of the Year: Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC
- Independent Publisher of the Year: Prescription Songs LLC
Grammy Award-winning musician, singer-songwriter and producer Dave Grohl presented the ASCAP Founders Award to rock ‘n roll icons KISS. The Founders Award is given to pioneering ASCAP songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. KISS has sold 100 million albums worldwide in their 40-year career and penned eternal favorites like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Previous Founders Award recipients include Elvis Costello, Sir Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Steely Dan, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Waits, Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Neil Young.