The winners have been revealed for the ASCAP London Music Awards 2022.
The ASCAP London Music Awardswhich takes place on social media @ASCAP, spotlights British songwriting and songwriting talent for their continued success in the US this year.
Winners include collaborators Neave Applebaum and Lewis Thompson, the co-writers behind a host of Joel Corry hits. The duo won three awards, including Songwriter of the Year and two Hot Dance/Electronic Song awards – the first for head heart (alongside co-writers MNEK, Robert Harvey and Leo Kalyan) and a second for Bed by Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta.
Bollywood songwriter Mithoon won two awards for Whoopty. Featuring a strong sample of Indian film composer Mithoon’s Sanam Re, Whoopty became a hit for rapper CJ. Whoopty won two Mithoon Awards for Song of the Year and Best Streaming Song, demonstrating the power of creative sampling in modern songwriting.
Other recognized music creators include Lewis Capaldi, MNEKDJ/producer David Morales and a host of film and TV composers, including Jonny Greenwood and the composers of Married At First Sight and Sing 2.
Last year’s Songwriter of the Year, Lewis Capaldiwon alongside Corey Sanders in the Hot Dance/Electronic category for their work on Lasting Lover by Sigala and James Arthur.
Meanwhile, James “Yami” Bell wins the Top Hot Dance/Electronic Song award for The Business by Tiësto.
Other Hot Dance/Electronic Song award winners include: Teemu Brunila for Don’t Be Shy (Tiësto and Karol G); David Morales and Handel Tucker for In Da Getto (J Balvin and Skrillex); Dan Caplen and Gez O’Connell for Paradise (Meduza ft. Dermot Kennedy); Ross Campbell for Friday (Riton and Nightcrawlers with Mufasa and Hypeman); and Frederik ‘Siba’ Castenschiold Eichen and Sakima for you (by Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae).
ASCAP also recognizes the best composers in the world of film and television with 11 awards. Best Box Office Film of the Year goes to Joby Talbot’s work on Sing 2. Other Best Box Office Film awards go to Radiohead multi-instrumentalist and film composer Jonny Greenwood for his work on Spencer and Christopher Benstead for Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man.
TikTok’s influence is evident in this year’s list of winners. Put your discs in Corinne Bailey Rae wins a Winning Hot 100 award for co-writers John Beck and Steve Crisanthou, re-entering the US charts after a cover version by Ritt Momney went viral on TikTok.
Other Winning Hot 100 awards go to Chris Arnold, Rick Boardman, Pablo Bowman Navarro, David Martin and Geoff Morrow for Leave Before You Love Me (by Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers); brother duo Legendurybeatz and legendury Beatz for Essence (Remix) (Assistant feat. Justin Bieber and Tems); and James ‘Boy Matthews’ Norton and Cleo Tighe for their work on One Too Many (Keith Urban and Pink).
Winners will be honored on the @ASCAP Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and @ASCAPLondon Instagram accounts on October 18-19, 2022 from 10am BST with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards. ASCAP will share exclusive photos and videos of the winners as part of the virtual event.
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