Taylor Swift to receive BMI's 'Taylor Swift Award' for being Taylor Swift
April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
The first recipient of the brand new Taylor Swift Award from the BMI Pop Awards will be … Taylor Swift.
Yup, the 1989 singer will be honored with an award named after her at the 64th annual ceremony on May 10. The award is in “recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world,” according to a press release.
Swift is the second artist in BMI’s history to have an award named after her, following Michael Jackson in 1990.
“Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit,” BMI Vice President of writer/publisher relations Barbara Cane says. “She 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.”