ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2024 Honoring the Masters of Melody

On May 8, the music industry’s finest gathered for a night of celebration and recognition at the 41st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Held at the enchanting Houdini Estate, a venue steeped in Hollywood history, the event brought together songwriters, producers, and publishers responsible for crafting the biggest hits of the past year.

The ASCAP Pop Music Awards are a prestigious honor, recognizing the creative genius behind the songs that dominate the airwaves and captivate listeners around the world. From chart-topping singles to beloved anthems, the awards highlight the diverse talents and contributions of music creators across genres and styles.

At this year’s ceremony, attendees were treated to a magical evening amidst the lush surroundings of the Houdini Estate. Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, this historic venue provided the perfect backdrop for a gathering of industry luminaries at the pinnacle of their craft.

As guests mingled and savored the atmosphere, the spotlight shone brightly on the winners of the 2024 ASCAP Pop Music Awards. From breakout stars to seasoned veterans, each honoree was celebrated for their unique talents and contributions to the world of popular music.

The ASCAP Pop Music Awards are more than just a recognition of individual achievement; they are a celebration of the power of music to inspire, uplift, and unite. In a year marked by challenges and uncertainty, the songs honored at the awards ceremony served as a source of comfort, joy, and connection for millions of listeners worldwide.

From infectious melodies to poignant lyrics, the winning songs showcased the remarkable creativity and artistry of their creators. Whether crafting a catchy hook or exploring complex emotions, these songwriters, producers, and publishers demonstrated their ability to resonate with audiences on a profound level.

As the evening drew to a close, attendees left inspired and energized by the talent and passion on display. The ASCAP Pop Music Awards may have come to an end, but the impact of the songs honored at the ceremony will continue to be felt for years to come.

In a world where music has the power to transcend boundaries and touch the soul, the ASCAP Pop Music Awards stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of creativity and innovation in popular music. Congratulations to all the winners, and here’s to another year of unforgettable melodies and timeless hits.

On May 8, the ASCAP family gathered in celebration of our 2024 ASCAP Pop Music Awards winners – the songwriters, producers and publishers of the biggest hits of the past year. The 41st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards party took place at The Houdini Estate, a magical locale full of Hollywood history. It was the perfect place for a get-together of chart-topping music creators at the pinnacle of their craft.

SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR: Olivia Rodrigo & Daniel Nigro

WINNING SONGS: “vampire” | “bad idea, right?”

Olivia Rodrigo & Daniel Nigro are a true pop dream team. After taking the world by storm with SOUR, the two followed up with a bona fide modern masterpiece in 2023: GUTS. Their bold, grunge inspired sophomore record brought critical acclaim, mainstream obsession, a sold out world tour and hits topping the charts.

OLIVIA RODRIGO

DANIEL NIGRO

GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD: Charli XCX

Charli XCX receives The ASCAP Global Impact Award for the enduring worldwide popularity of her music.
Charli is an innovative pop icon, winning critical acclaim for her forward-thinking musical style and entrepreneurial spirit. Her upcoming sixth studio album BRAT is the eagerly-awaited follow up to 2022’s CRASH, which reached #1 on the UK’s official album chart. Following the breakout success of her Barbie soundtrack contribution “Speed Drive” last year, she is co-executive producing the score for the A24 film Mother Mary with Jack Antonoff and producing original music for Benito Skinner’s series Overcompensating. In addition to her chart-topping success as an artist, Charli has established a prolific songwriting career, co-writing megahits including Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita” and Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love.”

SONG OF THE YEAR: CALM DOWN

Writers: Selena Gomez, Michael “LONDON” Hunter, Amanda “Kiddo A.I.” Ibanez, Rema and Andre Vibez

Publishers: Hook Like Behavior, Kobalt Music Publishing, Livelihood Music Company, SMG Tunes, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner Chappell Music

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PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR: Universal Music Publishing Group

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU • BABY DON’T HURT ME • BARBIE WORLD • BLOODY MARY • CALM DOWN • CHEMICAL • CUFF IT • DANCE THE NIGHT • HOLD ME CLOSER • LAVENDER HAZE • PAINT THE TOWN RED • SINGLE SOON • STAR WALKIN’ (LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLDS ANTHEM) • SURE THING • SWEET HOME ALABAMA • TITÍ ME PREGUNTÓ

Winning Songwriters & Publishers

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

Writers: Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey
Publishers: BEYONDIDOLIZATION, Kobalt Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Tamal Vista Music and Universal Music Publishing Group

ALL MY LIFE

Writers: Lukasz “dr. luke” Gottwald and Theron Thomas
Publishers: Kasz Money Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, and THOMASSTARTING5

BABY DON’T HURT ME

Writers: Mike Hawkins, Toby Green, David Guetta, Karin Hartmann, Akil “worldwidefresh” King, Tony Hendrik and Steve Mac
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing, Reservoir Media, d/b/a Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, Inc., Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner Chappell Music

BAD IDEA RIGHT?

Writers: Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo
Publishers: Daniel Leonard Nigro Music, Liv Laf Luv and Sony Music Publishing

BARBIE WORLD

Writers: Rene Dif, Claus Norreen, Lene Nystrøm, Johnny Pedersen and Søren Rasted
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner Chappell Music

BLOODY MARY

Writers: DJ White Shadow and DJ Snake
Publishers: Maxwell & Carter Publishing, Primary Wave Music, Songs of Peer Ltd. and Universal Music Publishing Group

CHEMICAL

Writers: Louis Bell and Billy Walsh
Publishers: Bell Ear Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group and WMMW Publishing

CREEPIN’

Writers: Chauncey Hawkins, Erick Sermon and PND
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing, Hot Heat Music, Kobalt Music Publishing, Notting Dale Songs Inc. and Spirit Music Group

CRUEL SUMMER

Writer: Annie Clark
Publishers: Hipgnosis Songs Group and Nail Polish Manifesto Music

CUFF IT

Writers: Blu June, The-Dream, Morten “Rissi” Ristorp, Beyoncé, Allen McGrier and Raphael Saadiq
Publishers: Eleven Eleven Studios, Sony Music Publishing, Halla!Halla! Publishing, MC NELLA MUSIC, Midnight Magnet Music Publishing, Oakland 13 Music, Roynet Music, Ugmoe Music, Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner Chappell Music

DANCE THE NIGHT

Writer: Dua Lipa
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner-Olive Music

DAYLIGHT

Writer: Hayden Hubers
Publisher: Haydmusic

DIAL DRUNK

Writer: Noah Kahan
Publishers: Secret Meadow Songs and Sony Music Publishing

EYES CLOSED

Writers: Max Martin and Shellback
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

FAST CAR

Writer: Tracy Chapman
Publisher: Purple Rabbit Music

FORGET ME

Writers: Lewis Capaldi, Pete “Merf” Kelleher, Ben Kohn and Philip Plested
Publishers: BMG and Sony Music Publishing

FUKUMEAN

Writer: Florion Ongonga
Publishers: Florion Ongonga and Warner Chappell Music

GOLDEN HOUR

Writers: JVKE and Zac Lawson
Publishers: JVKE SONGZ, Kobalt Music Publishing, Melodies of Seventy7 Music and ZVC SONGZ

GREEDY

Writer: Amy Allen
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music

HOLD ME CLOSER

Writers: Bernie Taupin and Henry “Cirkut” Walter
Publishers: Cirkut Breaker LLC, Critter Toons and Universal Music Publishing Group

HOW DO I SAY GOODBYE

Writer: Jon Hume

JADED

Writer: Greg Kurstin
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing and Kurstin Music

JIMMY COOKS

Writers: 21 Savage and Anderson “Vinylz” Hernandez
Publishers: Slaughter Gang, Virgoat and Warner Chappell Music

JUST WANNA ROCK

Writers: Mohamed Camara and Lil Uzi Vert
Publishers: Anthems of Platinum Grammar, ASCAPUZI, McVertt LLC and Warner Chappell Music

LAST NIGHT

Writers: Ashley Gorley and Jacob “JKash” Hindlin
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing, Domain Capital Group, Poppy’s Picks, Prescription Songs, RAP KINGPIN MUSIC and Sony Music Publishing

LAVENDER HAZE

Writer: Zoe Kravitz
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Group and Zoe Kravitz Publishing

LIFT ME UP

Writer: Ryan Coogler
Publishers: Marvel Comics Music Inc and Walt Disney Music Company

LIL BOO THANG

Writers: Sean Cook, Al McKay, Paul Russell and Maurice White
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing, Paul Jeffrey Russell Music, Steel Chest Music and Warner Chappell Music

MADE YOU LOOK

Writer: Meghan Trainor
Publishers: I Love Tommy Bruce Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

NEED A FAVOR

Writers: Austin Nivarel and Joe Ragosta
Publishers: Austin Nivarel Publishing, BMG and Sony Music Publishing

NONSENSE

Writer: Steph Jones
Publishers: Hipgnosis Songs Group, Steph Jones Who Music and Walt Disney Music Company

PAINT THE TOWN RED

Writers: Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Jean Baptiste
Publishers: BMG, Kobalt Music Publishing, Lord Pharoah JB Music, New Hidden Valley Music Co, Primary Wave Music, Fuji Music Group, Inc. and Universal Music Publishing Group

RICH FLEX

Writers: Charles Bernstein, 21 Savage, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Anderson “Vinylz” Hernandez
Publishers: Pimp Squad Publishing, Slaughter Gang, Turnstyle Music, Virgoat and Warner Chappell Music

SEARCH & RESCUE

Writers: Jeremiah Raisen, Wesley Curtis and Noah “40” Shebib
Publishers: Heavy Duty Music, Kobalt Music Publishing, Roncesvalles Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

SHIRT

Writer: Robert “Freaky Rob” Gueringer
Publisher: Rob Gueringer LLC

SINGLE SOON

Writers: Selena Gomez, Jacob “JKash” Hindlin and Phil Phever
Publishers: High Phever Music, Kobalt Music Publishing, Prescription Songs, Rap Kingpin Music, SMG Tunes and Universal Music Publishing Group

SNAP

Writers: Jeremy “Kinetics” Dussolliet and Courtney Harrell
Publishers: Dylanboy Music LLC, Kinetics and One Love, Kobalt Music Publishing, Lemondreams and Warner Chappell Music

SNOOZE

Writer: Leon Thomas
Publishers: Eclectic Collective Publishing and Sony Music Publishing

SPIN BOUT U

Writers: 21 Savage, Tenaia Sanders and Noah “40” Shebib
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing, OOB PRODUCTIONS, Roncesvalles Music Publishing, Slaughter Gang and Warner Chappell Music

STAR WALKIN’ (LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLDS ANTHEM)

Writer: Henry “Cirkut” Walter
Publishers: Cirkut Breaker LLC and Universal Music Publishing Group

SUNSHINE

Writers: Alexander “A.E.” Edwards, Asher Saperstein and Armen Zabounian
Publishers: BackBasement Productions, Kobalt Music Publishing, Peyote Beats Music, Prescription Songs, Slashmania and Sony Music Publishing

SURE THING

Writer: Miguel
Publishers: Amaya Sofia Publishing, Art Dealer Chic and Universal Music Publishing Group

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Writer: Ed King
Publishers: EMI Full Keel Music and Universal Music Publishing Group

THINKIN’ BOUT ME

Writer: Ashley Gorley
Publishers: Michael Scott Paper Company Publishing Company and Sony Music Publishing

TITÍ ME PREGUNTÓ

Publishers: RSM Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group

TOMORROW 2

Writers: Cardi B and Javaan “Big Toga” Anderson
Publishers: Eeeooowww Music, Feels Like Summer Ent, Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Writer: Tiffany McKie
Publishers: Tiffany McKie Jayde Music and Vydia, Inc.

VAMPIRE

Writers: Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo
Publishers: Daniel Leonard Nigro Music, Liv Laf Luv and Sony Music Publishing

WHAT IT IS (BLOCK BOY)

Writers: Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Lawrence (La) Edwards ll aka Lil Atlanta Trill, Jamal Glaze, LaMarquis ‘Lokey’ Jefferson, Akil “worldwidefresh” King and Brian Kennedy
Publishers: Air Control Music, BMG, Sony Music Publishing, Kandacy Music, Me And Marq Music, Money Stacks Publishing LLC, MR FUNKADELIC PUBLISHING LLC, Tiny Tam Music and Warner Chappell Music

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