Quantcast

Foster a BMI Icon

BMI GRANTS FOSTER ICON STATUS: David Foster took home the BMI Icon award from Del Bryant and Barbara Cane at the performing rights org’s 59th annual Pop Music Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire, choosing the occasion to announce that, after 26 years, he’ll be leaving the Warner Music Group family for a new post at Universal Music Group. The night’s other big winner was Martin Bandier’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which took home top pub honors with 16 songs among the year’s most performed, its first such honor in 15 years. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo and JR Rotem copped Songwriters of the Year honors, with four apiece, while Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” scored Pop Song of the Year for writers Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley along with publisher Warner Tamerlane. Foster, whose entire family was on hand, was feted with performances of his songs by Brian McKnight (Earth, Wind & Fire’s “After the Love is Gone”), Keri Hilson (Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”), Cody Karey and Delta Goodrem (Celine Dion/Josh Groban’s “The Prayer”) and a fiery Chaka Khan (her own “Through the Fire”). (5/18p)

NEAR TRUTHS: SECRETS AND BUYS
We'll miss those smoke-filled rooms. (5/11a)
GRAMMYLAND'S CEO SEARCH: CLUSTER
OR PANTOMIME?
It's turning out to be a tough sell. (5/12a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: BILLIE AND THE GATEKEEPERS
Alert the media: She can really sing. (5/12a)
ROCK HALL INDUCTEES:
NEW & OVERDUE
Todd gets in. Finally. (5/13a)
'IT'S THE REAL SCHOOL'
Alan Jackson brings back hard country. (5/10a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)