'Rolling In The Deep' Rolls Away With Song Of The Year At 2012 BMI London Awards
October 10, 2012 at 4:29 AM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. (BMI) celebrated the European and African songwriters, composers and music publishers behind the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television last night at its annual BMI LONDON AWARDS. "Rolling in the Deep," written by ADELE and PAUL EPWORTH, took top honors, winning the ROBERT S. MUSEL AWARD for Song of the Year. EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD. and UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP shared the award as publishers.
"Rolling in the Deep" received more performances on U.S. radio and television than any other song in the BMI repertoire during 2011. BMI tracked a staggering 1.35 million U.S. performances of "Rolling in the Deep" in just six months during 2011. The song reached the one million mark faster than any other song in BMI's European catalog last year. To date, "Rolling in the Deep" has earned 2 million performances, which is the equivalent of the song being performed back-to-back for more than 12 consecutive years.
"A BMI songwriting award is unique and important recognition of a song’s life cycle," said BMI Pres./CEO DEL BRYANT. "Songs are born, and then they journey throughout the world’s marketplace, through traditional broadcasts, digital platforms, local businesses and other industries. BMI tracks and shepherds that journey. As the son of professional songwriters, I understand and admire the passion and pride that our songwriters feel as their work crosses cultures and defines eras, and the essential need to safeguard that work."
For a complete list of 2012 BMI LONDON AWARDS winners, visit bmi.com/london.