ASCAP will present Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Desmond Child with its prestigious Founders Award at the 35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 23, 2018. From Aerosmith to Zedd, Child’s collaborations include some of pop’s biggest hits over the last five decades including classics like “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Poison,” “Waking Up In Vegas” and “Beautiful Now.”
Celebrating his 40th anniversary as a member of ASCAP, Child has penned over eighty Top 40 hits (rock, pop, latin and country) and serves as the Chairman / CEO of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“Desmond is one of the most respected and successful songwriters in the world,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “His unique ability to capture the essence of our lives through song — whether we’re livin’ la vida loca or livin’ on a prayer — is simply unequaled. We are honored to present Desmond with the ASCAP Founders Award in recognition of his towering achievements. With #1 hits spanning five decades now, Desmond surely has many more milestones still to come.”
The ASCAP Founders Award goes to pioneering ASCAP songwriters who made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their creative community. Each songwriter is a musical innovator with a unique style of creative genius. Past recipients including Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Billy Joel, Neil Young, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagan and Walter Becker, Carly Simon and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson to name a few.
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