Max Martin And Dr. Luke Share ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year Award
The American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers were on our wavelength, as they honored Max Martin and Dr. Luke — two hit makers from our 8 Producers Who Made 2010 Go Pop list — with joint Songwriters Of The Year plaques at last night’s 28th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. When cameras started flashing, they were flanked by glam attendees Adam Lambert and Ke$ha, artists Martin and Luke scored hits with last year.
The Midas-touch pair picked up the joint award for collaborating on Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls” singles. Max also won for his work on Lambert’s “Whataya Want From Me” and Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love.”
Dr. Luke’s production on Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” and Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A.” also factored into his win.
Other ASCAP awards were handed out to Train frontman Pat Monahan (Song Of The Year, “Hey, Soul Sister”), Rod Stewart (Founders Award), Band Of Horses (Vanguard Award) and Randy Backhman (Global Impact Award).
Some of the tunes singled out as Most-Performed Songs: Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone,” Owl City’s “Fireflies,” Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In The World),” Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me,” Flo Rida and David Guetta’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” and Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are.” (See full list here.)
Do you have a favorite Max Martin and/or Dr. Luke song from last year? Let us know what it is!