EMI, Timbaland take top ASCAP honors

New Edition wins Golden Note Award

A capacity crowd converged on the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday evening in Los Angeles for the 21st annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards.

The awards honor the top songwriters and publishers of the previous year. The performance-heavy event is hosted by Grammy-winning songwriter/artist Johnta Austin, who is expected to be flanked by guest presenters including MC Lyte, Ne-Yo, The Dream, Flo-Rida and J. Holiday. Awards are to be handed out in 10 categories ranging from ringtone of the year to top gospel song.

This year's winners of the ASCAP Golden Note Award are New Edition, iconic performers in rhythm and soul. Making their debut in 1983 with the album "Candy Girl," tonight's award is in recognition of their innovative and enduring contributions to the genre, and brings them full circle in appreciation after 25 years of musicianship.

Expected to pick up their individual awards are all six members of the group: Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins and Johnny Gill. Writer/producer Maurice Starr, former manager of the group, and ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento will present the awards to New Edition after a special video tribute.

Highlights of the top awards categories and winners are:

Songwriter of the year: Timbaland

Publisher of the year: EMI Music Publishing

Ringtone of the year: "This Is Why I'm Hot"

R&B/hip-hop song of the year: "Lost Without U"

Rap song of the year: "Make Me Better"

Gospel song of the year: "Blessed & Highly Favored"

A complete list of winners is on the next page.



ASCAP GOLDEN NOTE AWARD

New Edition
Songwriters and Performers whose innovative and enduring contributions to Rhythm & Soul music as members of New Edition have earned them an Extraordinary Place
in American Popular Music.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Timbaland
"Ice Box"
"Make Me Better"
"My Love"
"Until The End Of Time"

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

EMI Music Publishing
"Because of You"
"Do You"
"Get Me Bodied"
"Ice Box"
"Irreplaceable"
"Let It Go"
"Make Me Better"
"No One"
"On The Hotline"
"Outta My System"
"Please Don't Go"
"Rock Yo Hips"
"Shawty"
"Shortie Like Mine"
"Throw Some D's"
"Umbrella"
"When I See U"

RINGTONE OF THE YEAR

"This is Why I'm Hot" by Mims

Writers: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Havoc, Danny "Styles" Schofield, Thomas "Tommy Gunz" Simons, Winston "Blackout" Thomas, Charles "Keak Da Sneak" Williams
Publishers: All N Da Doe Music Publishing, DLJ Songs, Juvenile Hell, Muzikil State of Mindz, Notting Dale Songs, Inc., Schofield's, The Blackout Legacy, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SONG

"Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke

Writers: Sean Hurley, Robin Thicke
Publishers: Dos Duettes Music, I Like 'Em Thicke Music

AWARD WINNING R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

"B.U.D.D.Y." by Musiq Soulchild
Writers: Ivan Barias, Cornelius Church, Carvin Haggins, Musiq Soulchild,
Kenton Nix
Publishers: Elexik Songs, HC 1030 Publishing, Kenix Music, Nivrac Tyke
Music, Soul Child Music, Sugar Biscuit Music Publishing Inc.,
Tetragrammation Music, Universal Music Publishing Group

"Because Of You" by Ne-Yo
Writers: Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC

"Bed" by J. Holiday
Writer: The Dream
Publishers: 2082 Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Do You" by Ne-Yo
Writers: Marcus "The Allen Boy" Allen, Melvin "Jojo Beats" Sparkman
Publishers: The Allen Boy Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Jojo Beats,
Strauss Co., LLC

"Get Me Bodied" by Beyonce
Writers: Angela Beyince, Beyonce, Solange Knowles
Publishers: Angela Beyince Music, B Day Publishing, EMI Music Publishing,
Solange MW Publishing

"I Wanna Love You" Akon with Snoop Dogg
Writer: Akon
Publishers: Byefall Productions Inc., Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC

"Ice Box" by Omarion
Writers: Antonio Dixon, Keri Hilson, King Solomon Logan, Johnkenum "Sir John" Spivery, Timbaland
Publishers: Antonio Dixon's Muzik, EMI Music Publishing, Keriokey Music, Notting Dale Songs, Inc., Royal Court Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Virginia Beach Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"I'm a Flirt" by Bow Wow feat. R. Kelly
Writer: Ronnie "Lil Ronnie" Jackson
Publisher: Einnor Music

"Irreplaceable" by Beyonce
Writers: Beyonce, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen
Publishers: B Day Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC

"Let It Go" by Keyshia Cole feat. Lil Kim & Missy Elliott
Writers: Keyshia Cole, Missy Elliott, Cainon Lamb
Publishers: Cainon's Land Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Mass Confusion Productions, She Wrote It, Universal Music Publishing Group

"Make It Rain" by Fat Joe feat. Lil Wayne
Writer: Scott Storch
Publishers: Scott Storch Music, TVT Music Enterprises, LLC

"Make Me Better" by Fabolous feat. Ne-Yo
Writers: Fabolous, Timbaland
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, J Brasco, Virginia Beach Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"My Love" by Justin Timberlake feat. T.I.
Writers: Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Publishers: Tennman Tunes, Virginia Beach Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"No One" by Alicia Keys
Writers: Alicia Keys, Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, DJ Dirty Harry
Publishers: Book of Daniel Music, D Harry Productions, EMI Music Publishing, Lellow Productions, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

"On The Hotline" by Pretty Ricky
Writers: Herby Azor, Stephen "Static Major" Garrett
Publishers: Black Fountain Music, EMI Music Publishing, Herbilicious Music, Sons of K-Oss Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Party Like a Rock Star" by Shop Boyz
Writers: Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower, Billy Hume, Richard "Fat" Stephens, Brian "Bingo" Ward
Publishers: Cereal And Milk Music, Demetrius Hardin Publishing, Peaches Children Publishing Inc., Rasheed Hightower Publishing, Richard Stephens Publishing, SB Westside Music

"Please Don't Go" by Tank
Writers: Joseph "Lonny" Bereal, Tank
Publishers: Black Fountain Music, EMI Music Publishing, Lonnalistic Hitz,
Notting Dale Songs, Inc., Tank 1176 Music

"Pop, Lock, & Drop It" by Huey
Writers: Lawrence "Huey" Frank, D'Andre "Po Po" Smith
Publishers: 4 Jeff N Rod Publishing, Almo Music Corp., Delhitz Muzik Publishing, Upper Clazzmen Muzic, Young Minded Publishing


"Poppin'" by Chris Brown
Writers: Johnta Austin, Vidal Davis, Andre Harris
Publishers: Chrysalis Music, Dirty Dre Music, Lil Vidal Music, Naked Under My
Clothes Music, Universal Music Publishing Group

"Promise" by Ciara
Writer: Ciara
Publishers: Royalty Rightings, Universal Music Publishing Group

"Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob feat. Lil Scrappy
Writers: Jonathan "Lil Jaye" Lewis, Venetia "Princess" Lewis, Alphonce "Cyco Black" Smith, Jarques "M.I.G." Usher
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Jayworks, Jockmigrainemusic, Right Note Entertainment, Royal Throne

"Runaway Love" by Ludacris feat. Mary J. Blige
Writers: Ludacris, Keri Hilson
Publishers: Keriokey Music, Ludacris Universal Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

"Same Girl" by R. Kelly duet with Usher
Writers: Ronnie "Lil Ronnie" Jackson, James Rayshawn Smith
Publishers: Big James Publishing, Einnor Music, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Shawty" by Plies feat. T-Pain
Writers: Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson, Maurice White, Verdine White
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Young Drumma

"Take Me As I Am" by Mary J. Blige
Writers: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Tab Nkhereanye, Jordan "Infinity" Suecof
Publishers: Bootleggers Stop, Bucket of Beats Music, Hitco South, Keriokey Music, Tabulous Music, Universal Music Publishing Group

"teachme" by Musiq Soulchild
Writers: Ivan Barias, Adam Blackstone, Randall Bowland, Carvin Haggins, George McCurdy, Johnnie "Smurf" Smith, Corey Latif Williams
Publishers: ABlack Productions, HC 1030 Publishing, Latif Music, Melodic Piano Productions, My Soulmate Songs, LLC, Nivrac Tyke Music, Smoobie Music, Spanky GHM Music, Tetragrammation Music, Universal Music Publishing Group

"This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims
Writers: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Havoc, Danny "Styles" Schofield, Thomas "Tommy Gunz" Simons, Winston "Blackout" Thomas, Charles "Keak Da Sneak" Williams
Publishers: All N Da Doe Music Publishing, DLJ Songs, Juvenile Hell, Muzikil State of Mindz, Notting Dale Songs, Inc., Schofield's, The Blackout Legacy, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Throw Some D's" by Rich Boy feat. Polow Da Don
Writers: Robert "Butter" Crawford, Robert DeBarge, Gregory Williams
Publishers: Beats By Butter Publishing, EMI/Jobete Music Publishing, Switch Music
"Umbrella" by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
Writers: The Dream, Kuk Harrell, Jay-Z, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Publishers: 2082 Music Publishing, Carter Boys Music, EMI Music Publishing, Marchninenth Music, Songs of Peer, LTD., Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Suga Wuga Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Until The End of Time" by Justin Timberlake with Beyonce
Writers: Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Publishers: Tennman Tunes, Virginia Beach Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Walk It Out" by Unk
Writer: Richard "K Rab" Sims Jr.
Publisher: 30318 Underground Music

"When I See U" by Fantasia
Writers: Louis Biancaniello, Erika Nuri, Jane't Sewell, Dirty Swift (Midi Mafia)
(SOCAN), Sam Watters, Bruce Waynne (Midi Mafia)
Publishers: Break North Music (SOCAN), Breakthrough Creations,
EMI Music Publishing, Golden The Super Kid Music, J Sewell Publishing, S M Y, Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC, Waynne Writers

"Wipe Me Down (Remix)" by Lil Boosie feat. Foxx & Webbie
Writers: Mouse On Tha Track, Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch, Jonathan "Foxx" Reed, Webbie
Publishers: Boosie Bad Azz Publishing LLC, Mouse On Tha Track LLC, Trill Productions

"You" by Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne
Writer: Maurice "Big Reese" Sinclair
Publishers: German Dog Music, TVT Music Enterprises, LLC

TOP RAP SONG

"Make Me Better" by Fabolous feat. Ne-Yo
Writers: Fabolous, Timbaland
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, J Brasco, Virginia Beach Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

AWARD WINNING RAP SONGS

"I'm a Flirt" by Bow Wow feat. R. Kelly
Writer: Ronnie "Lil Ronnie" Jackson
Publisher: Einnor Music

"Make It Rain" by Fat Joe feat. Lil Wayne
Writer: Scott Storch
Publishers: Scott Storch Music, TVT Music Enterprises, LLC


"Outta My System" by Bow Wow feat. Johnta Austin & T-Pain
Writers: Jaron "The Kid Slim" Alston, Jermaine "JD" Dupri, Rick James
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, EMI/Jobete Music Publishing, Shaniah Cymone Music, Slide That Music, The Kid Slim

"Party Like a Rock Star" by Shop Boyz
Writers: Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower, Billy Hume, Richard "Fat" Stephens, Brian "Bingo" Ward
Publishers: Cereal And Milk Music, Demetrius Hardin Publishing, Peaches Children Publishing Inc., Rasheed Hightower Publishing, Richard Stephens Publishing, SB Westside Music

"Pop, Lock, & Drop It" by Huey
Writers: Lawrence "Huey" Frank, D'Andre "Po Po" Smith
Publishers: 4 Jeff N Rod Publishing, Almo Music Corp., Delhitz Publishing, Upper Clazzmen Muzic, Young Minded Publishing

"Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob feat. Lil Scrappy
Writers: Jonathan "Lil Jaye" Lewis, Venetia "Princess" Lewis, Alphonce "Cyco Black" Smith, Jarques "M.I.G." Usher
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Jayworks, Jockmigrainemusic, Right Note Entertainment, Royal Throne

"Runaway Love" by Ludacris feat. Mary J. Blige
Writers: Ludacris, Keri Hilson
Publishers: Keriokey Music, Ludacris Universal Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

"Shawty" by Plies feat. T-Pain
Writers: Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson, Maurice White, Verdine White
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Young Drumma

"Shortie Like Mine" by Bow Wow feat. Johnta Austin & Chris Brown
Writers: Johnta Austin, Jermaine "JD" Dupri, Shawntae "Da Brat" Harris
Publishers: Air Control Music, Inc., Chrysalis Music, EMI Music Publishing, Naked
Under My Clothes, Shaniah Cymone Music, Thowin' Tantrums Music

"This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims
Writers: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Havoc, Danny "Styles" Schofield, Thomas "Tommy Gunz" Simons, Winston "Blackout" Thomas, Charles "Keak Da Sneak" Williams
Publishers: All N Da Doe Music Publishing, DLJ Songs, Juvenile Hell, Muzikil State
of Mindz, Notting Dale Songs, Inc., Schofield's, The Blackout Legacy, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

"Throw Some D's" by Rich Boy feat. Polow Da Don
Writers: Robert "Butter" Crawford, Robert DeBarge, Gregory Williams
Publishers: Beats By Butter Publishing, EMI/Jobete Music Publishing, Switch Music

"Walk It Out" by Unk
Writer: Richard "K Rab" Sims Jr.
Publisher: 30318 Underground Music
"Wipe Me Down (Remix)" by Lil Boosie feat. Foxx & Webbie
Writers: Mouse On Tha Track, Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch, Jonathan "Foxx" Reed, Webbie
Publishers: Boosie Bad Azz Publishing LLC, Mouse On Tha Track LLC, Trill Productions

TOP GOSPEL SONG

"Blessed & Highly Favored" by The Clark Sisters
Writer: Karen Clark-Sheard
Publisher: KSheards Melody

AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SONGS

"Hallelujah" by Troy Sneed
Writer: Marc Dickerson
Publisher: Marky Larky Music Publishing

"Healing" by Kelly Price
Writer: Kelly Price
Publisher: For The Write Price

"One God" by Maurette Brown Clark
Writer: Darien Dennis
Publisher: Deez Hymnz

"Praise On The Inside" by J. Moss
Writer: J. Moss
Publisher: Millenni Era Music
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