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PUBCO OF THE YEAR, WIDESCREEN EDITION

Yes, We're Going to Name Everyone in This Photo. Deal With It.

Marty Bandier, Danny Strick, Rick Krim and Team Sony/ATV gather for a massive group shot to hail their Publisher of the Year Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, where the pubco was recognized for 25 winning songs.

A few highlights: The John Legend smash "All of Me" was named Song of the Year (winning a Pop award for Toby Gad as well); Sam Smith earned a trophy for "Stay With Me"; Pharrell Williams was honored for "Happy" and his role in "Blurred Lines"; Iggy Azalea picked up trophies for "Black Widow," "Fancy" and "Problem"; OneRepublic was doubly anointed for "Counting Stars" and "Love runs Out"; Kevin Kadish was a winner as co-writer of "All About That Bass"; and Joel Little was recognized for Lorde hits "Royals and "Team."

Since we've got a lot of names to get to, we'll let you add your own cigar joke (and you can click the pic for a bigger view).

OK, deep breath. Seen thinking this is exactly like a dream they had once except that they're all fully clothed are (l-r) VP  Creative Jim Vellutato, VP A&R Jacob Fain, EVP Business & Legal Affairs Peter Brodsky, ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews, SVP  Business & Legal Affairs Jonas Kant, VP  Creative, Amanda Berman, SVP  Business Development, John Pires, SVP  Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina, SVP  Creative, Jennifer Knoepfle, Consultant, Katie Welle, Bandier, Krim, Consultant, Shawn Holiday, Creative Lou Al-Chamaa, VP  Urban A&R Walter Jones, Strick, EVP  Worldwide Head of Advertising, Film & TV, Brian Monaco, SVP  Business & Legal Affairs, Bruce Scavuzzo, Director, A&R Clio Massey, Manager, A&R/Creative, Mark Abramowitz, Director, Creative Tyler Childs, Director, Creative Sam Taylor and ASCAP’s John Titta.

 

 

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