BMI honours Pete
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Tue Oct 5 14:14:17 CDT 2004
>From the Scotsman at:
British Songwriters Honoured for Success in USA
By Sherna Noah, Showbusiness Correspondent, PA News
The British songwriters who penned the hits which have
dominated American radio play were being honoured in a
The Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Awards salute the songs
which have received more than two million airplays on
American radio and TV.
Paul McCartney and John Lennons Yesterday came top of
the list with a total of eight million airplays since
its release in 1976.
John Lennons Imagine has received five million
airplays, as has Born Free by John Barry, the music
penned for the movie of the same name.
The BMI is responsible for collecting royalties for
music broadcast in the US.
It works on behalf of around 10,000 British writers
and publishers and holds the biggest database of
airplay enjoyed by British writers in the US.
Elton Johns Candle in the Wind, Tears for Fears
Everybody Wants to Rule the World, the Rolling Stones
Honky Tonk Women, and Gerry Raffertys Baker Street
all have four million airplays.
The ceremony, in Londons Dorchester Hotel, also named
All the Things She Said, sung by Russian duo Tatu,
College Song of the Year.
Van Morrison was being honoured for his enduring
influence on generations of music makers.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend received the Pop
Award for Behind Blue Eyes.
Canadian artist Shania Twains Forever and For Always
was named Song of the Year.
-Brian in Atlanta
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