Steve Mac and Bastille’s Dan Smith were the big winners at the virtual ASCAP London Music Awards 2020. They shared three awards for “Happier,” a hit by Marshmello featuring Bastille. It was named song of the year, top EDM song and top streaming song.
The ASCAP London Music Awards recognize the previous year’s most-performed ASCAP music in the U.S. that is created by songwriters and composers that are members of PRS for Music for the U.K.
The winners will be honored over @ASCAP Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and @ASCAPLondon Instagram on Thursday (Oct. 21) and Friday (Oct. 22) with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards.
Two years after its release, Lewis Capaldi’s global smash “Someone You Loved” remains a big winner, claiming both the Hot 100 song and streaming song awards.
ASCAP also recognizes the top composers from the realms of film and television. Film score of the year went to John Lunn for Downton Abbey.
Daniel Pemberton receives two top film awards for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the Danny Boyle-directed Yesterday.
In a video greeting to this year’s ASCAP London Music Awards winners, Paul Williams, ASCAP chairman of the board and president, said: “While we’re all separated right now, you are helping us to stay connected. We’ve watched and listened as you’ve found innovative new ways to collaborate with each other and reach out to your listeners on both sides of the pond, and around the world.”
PRS for Music received a special honor for all of the PRS winning songs as well as for their work as global innovators in performing rights. ASCAP and PRS have been partners for more than 100 years.
A full list of 2020 ASCAP London Music Awards winners can be found at ASCAP.com/londonawards20.