Photo Release -- Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to Honor Adam Levine With President's Award at the 61st Annual BMI Pop Awards

Event Honoring 2012's Top Pop Songwriters Slated for May 14 in Beverly Hills

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to Honor Adam Levine with President's Award at the 61st Annual BMI Pop Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, will present the President's Award to Adam Levine for his outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry. The annual event will be held Tuesday, May 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The private event will also honor 2012's top Pop songwriters.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17990.

The evening will also recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year's most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI's repertoire of more than 7.5 million musical works. The BMI Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.

"Adam has mastered the art of writing unforgettable pop and rock hits. Captivating music lovers with his undeniable and memorable lyrics and catchy melodies, Adam's pop anthems and heartfelt ballads are defining an exciting brand of global stardom," said Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles.

The BMI President's Award is presented on unique occasions when an individual songwriter has distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry. In receiving the BMI President's Award, Adam joins an elite list of past honorees that includes Juanes, Kike Santander, Taylor Swift, Emilio, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull and Willie Nelson.

As the front man of GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Maroon 5, Adam Levine has left an indelible mark on popular music. With multiple GRAMMY Awards and record sales in excess of 17 million worldwide, Maroon 5's releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won't be Soon Before Long, which included hits like "Makes Me Wonder" and "If I Never See your Face Again." In 2010, Maroon 5 released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which was certified platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot AC smash "Misery" and the anthemic "Moves Like Jagger," which climbed to the #1 spot on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as claiming the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. "Moves Like Jagger" was also one of the best selling singles of 2011 with sales of 8.5 million copies worldwide. With the success of the track on the Hot 100 chart, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine also notably became the first artist in the chart's 53-year history to reach #1 as part of a group, while entering the Top 10 at the same time as a soloist, as he was featured on and co-wrote Gym Class Heroes' top single, "Stereo Hearts." Maroon 5's latest album Overexposed has quickly reinforced the group's status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection's singles quickly rising to the top of the charts. The band's current single "Daylight" recently claimed the # 1 spot on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most #1's (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart's 20-year history.

In addition to his work with Maroon 5 and collaborations with various other artists including Kanye West and Alicia Keys, Adam Levine has returned for the fourth season as a coach on the #1 NBC hit series The Voice. Adam also recently made his small screen acting debut on the new 2012 season of the hit FX drama American Horror Story, and has landed a lead role in the major motion picture film, Can A Song Save Your Life from director John Carney.

The 61st annual BMI Pop Awards will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles.

About BMI

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music.   BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 550,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers.  The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.

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