The 64th annual BMI Pop Awards are right around the corner and they have announced that Taylor Swift will receive a very special honor – the Taylor Swift Award.Â This makes Swift the second person ever to have award named after them from Broadcast Music, Inc. The first artist to receive an award bearing their name was Michael Jackson back in 1990.
The BMI Pop Awards will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike Oâ€™Neill and Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane.
â€œTaylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,â€ said Cane. â€œShe 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.â€
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil with also be honored with the BMI Icon Award for their songwriting workmanship.
â€œThis evening is a true celebration of music and a tribute to the artistry of songwriting that spans generations as defined by three of the most prolific and influential music creators in the industry: Taylor Swift, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil,â€ Oâ€™Neill states.
The BMI Pop Awards takes place May 10 in Beverly Hills, California.