Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

Mark Allen
Song of the Year award honoree Nile Rodgers, BMI Icon Sir Tim Rice and BMI President & CEO Michael O'Neill attend the 2014 BMI London Awards, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on October 13, 2014 

Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards, held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of the biggest songs on U.S. radio and television.

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Rice, whose credits include Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King, was presented the BMI Icon award for his "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." BMI also presented Nile Rodgers with the Robert S. Musel Award (song of the year) for "Get Lucky," co-written with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams. The track beat out hits by Ed Sheeran and Goulding, who nevertheless earned a trio of awards in the pop category. Other winners included Avicii, who nabbed the dance award for "Wake Me Up," and Sacha Skarbeck for co-writing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball."

The always-interesting Million-Air Awards category, honoring a song's combined radio plays in the U.S., included Sting's "Every Breath You Take" (12 million), Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" (11 million), Eric Clapton's "Layla" (9 million), Free's "All Right Now" (5 million), and Eagle-Eye Cherry's "Save Tonight" (4 million).

Attendees included Rice, Rodgers, Morrison, Ray Davies, Cherry, Don Black, Snow Patrol's Johnny Quinn and BMI president Mike O'Neill.

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See a full list of winners below: 

BMI Icon
Sir Tim Rice

Song of the Year (The Robert S. Musel Award*)
"Get Lucky"
Nile Rodgers*
Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Pharrell Williams
Imagem Music

Dance Award
"Wake Me Up"
Avicii
Aloe Blacc
Sony/ATV Music

 

2014 London Pop Award Songs

"Anything Could Happen"
Ellie Goulding
Global Talent Publishing 

"Beneath Your Beautiful"
Labrinth
Emeli Sandé
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Stellar Songs

"Best Song Ever"
Wayne Hector 
Julian Bunetta
John Ryan
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. 

"Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"
Robin Braun 
Ronni Vindahl 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Bruises"
Amund Bjørklund 
Espen Lind 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing 
Stellar Songs

"Burn"
Ellie Goulding 
Noel Zancanella
Global Talent Publishing

"C’est La Vie"
Björn Djupström 
Alexander “Alex” Papaconstantinou 
Bilal “The Chef” Hajji
Achraf “AJ Junior” Jannusi
RedOne

"Don’t Stop the Party"
Frederick “Toots” Hibbert
Dj Chino
Jorge A. Gomez Martinez 
Armando “Pitbull” Perez 
Blue Mountain Music

"Everything Has Changed"
Ed Sheeran 
Taylor Swift
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Feel This Moment"
Magne Furuholmen 
Morten Harket 
Pål Waaktaar 
Christina Aguilera
Nolan Lambroza
Nasri 
Armando “Pitbull” Perez 
Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Friday Night"
Rob Crosby 
Rose Falcon 
Universal Music Publishing

"Get Lucky"
Thomas Bangalter 
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo 
Nile Rodgers 
Imagem Music 

"Heaven nor Hell"
Michael Poulsen 
M. P. Publishing APS 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Here and Now"
Dale Stewart 
Shaun Morgan Welgemoed 
John Humphrey 

"I Need Your Love"
Ellie Goulding 
Global Talent Publishing 

"Lego House"
Ed Sheeran
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Let Her Go"
Mike Rosenberg 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Little Things"
Fiona Bevan 
Ed Sheeran 
Imagem Music 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing 

"Live While We’re Young"
Rami Yacoub

"Marry Me"
Jonas Jeberg 
Marlin “Hookman” Bonds 
Jason Derülo 
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. a BMG Chrysalis company 

"Mermaid"  
Amund Bjørklund 
Espen Lind 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing 
Stellar Songs 

"Next To Me"
Emeli Sandé 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing 
Stellar Songs 

"Numb"
Klas Ahlund 
Axwell 
Universal Music Publishing 

Rest Of My Life
Afrojack 
Giorgio Tuinfort 
Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges 
Afrojack Publishing 
BMG Talpa Music B.V. 
Piano Songs 

"Right Now"
Nicky Romero 
Giorgio Tuinfort 
Rihanna 
Ester Dean 
BMG Talpa Music B.V. 
Nicky Romero Music 
Piano Songs

"Still Counting"
Thomas Bredahl 
Anders Kjølholm 
Jon Larsen 
Michael Poulsen 
M. P. Publishing APS 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Story of My Life"  
Niall Horan 
Zayn Malik 
Liam Payne 
Jamie Scott 
Harry Styles 
Louis Tomlinson 
Julian Bunetta 
John Ryan 
PPM Music 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing 

"True Love"  
Lily Allen 
P!nk 
Universal Music Publishing 

"Wake Me Up"
Avicii 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Wrecking Ball"
Sacha Skarbek 
Stephan Moccio 
BMG Rights Management GMBH

 

TV Music Awards

America’s Got Talent
Jos Jorgenson 
Andy Love 

CSI
Pete Townshend

Grey’s Anatomy
Carim Clasmann
Galia Durant 

The Amazing Race
Christopher Franke
Vaughn Johnson
Lee Sanders*

The Good Wife
David Buckley 

Chicago Fire
Atli Orvarsson 

Chicago P.D.
Atli Orvarsson

 

Film Music Awards

Noah
Clint Mansell  

The Monuments Men
Alexandre Desplat

White House Down
Harald Kloser 
Thomas Wander 

 

Million-Air Awards

12 Million Performances Award

"Every Breath You Take"
Sting 
GM Sumner 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

11 Million Performances Award

"Brown Eyed Girl" 
Van Morrison 
Universal Music Publishing

9 Million Performances Award

"Layla"
Eric Clapton 
James Gordon 
E.P. Clapton
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.

7 Million Performances Award

"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Sting 
GM Sumner 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"Honky Tonk Women"
Mick Jagger 
Keith Richards 

"This Magic Moment" 
Mort Shuman 
Doc Pomus 

6 Million Performances Award

"Higher Love"
Steve Winwood 
Will Jennings 
F S Ltd. 

"Strangers In The Night"
Bert Kaempfert 
Charles Singleton 
Eddie Snyder 

"What’s Love Got To Do With It"
Graham Lyle 
Goodsingle Ltd.
Hornall Brothers Music Ltd.

5 Million Performances Award

"All Right Now"
Paul Rodgers 
Andy Fraser 
Blue Mountain Music

"Another Brick In The Wall"
Roger Waters 
Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd./Warner/Chappell Artemis Music Ltd. 
Warner/Chappell Artemis Music Ltd./Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd.

"Bennie And The Jets"
Elton John 
Bernie Taupin 
Universal Music Publishing 

"Gimme Some Lovin’"
Spencer Davies 
Muff Winwood 
Steve Winwood 
F S Ltd. 
Universal Music Publishing

"Have I Told You Lately"
Van Morrison * 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

"I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues"
Elton John 
HST Publishing Ltd./Universal Music Publishing 
Universal Music Publishing/HST Publishing Ltd. 

"It Must Have Been Love"
Per Gessle 
Jimmy Fun Music

"Listen To Your Heart"
Per Gessle 
Mats Persson 
Jimmy Fun Music 

"Rocket Man"
Elton John
Bernie Taupin 
Universal Music Publishing 

"Take Me Home Tonight"
Mick Leeson 
Peter Vale 
C&D Music Ltd./Warner/Chappell Artemis Music Ltd. 
Warner/Chappell Artemis Music Ltd./C&D Music Ltd. 

"Thank You"
Paul Herman 
Cheeky Music

4 Million Performances Award

"If I Can’t Have You"
Barry Gibb  
Maurice Gibb 
Robin Gibb 
Crompton Songs 
Universal Music Publishing 
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. 

"Owner Of A Lonely Heart" 
Jon Anderson 
Trevor Horn 
Chris Squire 
Trevor Rabin 
Carlin Music Corp. 
Unforgettable Songs Ltd. 

"Save Tonight"
Eagle-Eye Cherry 
Kobalt Music Publishing Limited

"The Things We Do For Love"
Graham Gouldman 
Eric Stewart 
Sony/ATV Music Publishing 

"Tiny Dancer"
Elton John 
Bernie Taupin 
Universal Music Publishing