Warner/Chappell Music Named BMI Publisher of the Year; Justin Tranter, Ross Golan Win Songwriter of the Year

May 10, 2017

By admin_wmg

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, was a big winner at the BMI Pop Awards in Los Angeles.  The company earned 2017 Music Publisher of the Year, while Justin Tranter took home Songwriter of the Year, having composed four of this year’s award-winning songs. Overall, Warner/Chappell songwriters picked up 17 awards, including Ross Golan with four, Julia Michaels with three, and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots with two.
Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, said, “Warner/Chappell is built around putting songwriters first in everything we do, and being recognized as Publisher of the Year is a tremendous honor and confirmation of our efforts.  We’re so proud of Justin Tranter and Ross Golan, who won 2017 Songwriter of the Year, and all of our winners tonight.”
Following is the complete list of Warner/Chappell songwriters’ award-winning songs:
·       “Cake By the Ocean,” co-written by Justin Tranter
·       “Close,” co-written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels
·       “Closer,” co-written by Shaun Frank
·       “Dangerous Woman,” co-written by Ross Golan
·       “Good to Be Alive,” co-written by Ross Golan and Ian Kirkpatrick
·       “Hands to Myself,” co-written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels
·       “Never Be Like You,” co-written by Geoffrey Early
·       “Marvin Gaye,” co-written by Nick Seeley  
·       “Me Myself and I,” co-written by Michael Leary
·       “My House,” co-written by Ross Golan
·       “One Call Away,” co-written by Breyan Isaac
·       “Ride,” written by Tyler Joseph
·       “Same Old Love,” co-written by Ross Golan
·       “Stressed Out,” written by Tyler Joseph
·       “Sorry,” co-written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels
·       “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” co-written by Charlie Puth
·       “Work from Home,” co-written by Brian Lee
Warner/Chappell Music was also named Publisher of the Year at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, as well as at the 2014 and 2016 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 2016 ASCAP Country Music Awards (for the fourth year in a row) and the 2015 ASCAP Latin Music Awards.