Warner Chappell Music Takes “Triple Crown” With ASCAP, BMI, SESAC Award Wins

Ben Vaughn

For the first time, Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has taken home the triple crown at Country Music Week. The company was lauded as Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC awards. It marks the seventh consecutive year that WCM has landed the win at the ASCAP awards and the second consecutive year at the BMI awards. Overall, Warner Chappell songwriters earned a record-breaking 56 awards across the three major performing rights organizations award shows.

Several Warner Chappell songwriters also celebrated big wins this week; Warner Chappell writer Nicolle Galyon was named as a BMI Songwriter of the Year (in a tie with Ross Copperman); Dan + Shay’s “Tequila,” co-written by Warner Chappell songwriters Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds and Galyon, was named BMI Song of the Year; while Brothers Osborne were honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award.

Ben Vaughn, CEO and President of Warner Chappell Nashville, said: “To quote one of the biggest songs of the year, we’re speechless! In all seriousness, we are so grateful for this recognition. It’s an unforgettable moment in WCM’s history. We are so proud of our amazing songwriters who are the most genuinely talented people on the planet, and who bring passion and heart to everything they do. I’m also grateful to Guy [Moot] and Carianne [Marshall] for their unwavering support of our efforts here in Music City, and of course to the dedicated WCM team who put in the work, day in and day out, to make sure songwriters are being heard.”

“This momentous achievement is a testament to our songwriters and the groundbreaking work Ben and his team are doing over in Nashville. There’s no doubt country music is thriving, and WCM is in command, shaping the future of the genre and redefining what success looks like,” said Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, WCM, and Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and COO, WCM. “As Warner Chappell Nashville continues to discover, sign, and nurture the best and brightest talent in the city, they’ve shown everyone what is possible when you combine hard work, creativity, and true dedication to the music and our songwriters. A huge congrats to all.”

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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