BMI To Honor Taylor Swift With The First-Ever Taylor Swift Award At The 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards
April 5, 2016 at 8:37 AM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. (BMI) will present TAYLOR SWIFT with an award bearing her name in recognition of her creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. The first-ever TAYLOR SWIFT AWARD will be given at the 64th annual BMI POP AWARDS on TUESDAY, MAY 10th at THE BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL in BEVERLY HILLS. The event will be hosted by BMI Pres./CEO MIKE O’NEILL and BMI VP/Writer-Publisher Relations BARBARA CANE.
This is only the second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in someone’s name. The first was to MICHAEL JACKSON in 1990.
“TAYLOR SWIFT has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,” said CANE. “She has had a profound impact, not only musically, but also through her personal conviction and commitment to create a standard that values and respects music for everyone. We felt it appropriate to award TAYLOR with an honor that is as unique and special as she is.”