BMI Song of the Year shortlist dominated by Brits

Ed Sheeran 2013Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande and Passenger are among the British songwriters nominated for the BMI Song of the Year Award.

The prize will be presented at the BMI London Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 13 October.

The event celebrates the achievements of European songwriters whose songs have been popular on US TV and radio.

Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Michael Rosenberg (aka Passenger) and Ellie Goulding are among the British singer songwriters leading the way in the awards.

Watch our video interview with Passenger from the Ivor Novello Awards earlier this year.

Previously, lyricist Sir Tim Rice was announced as recipient of a BMI Icon Award at the BMI London Awards – click here for our news story.

The full shortlist for the Song of the Year Award is below:

Don’t Stop The Party
Frederick Hibbert*
Blue Mountain Music
Pitbull Feat. Tjr

Everything Has Changed
Ed Sheeran
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Taylor Swift Feat. Ed Sheeran

Feel This Moment
Magne Furuholmen
Pal Waaktaar
Morten Harket
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Pitbull Feat. Christina Aguilera

Friday Night
Rob Crosby*
Universal Music Publishing
Eric Paslay

Get Lucky
Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk*
Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo of Daft Punk*
Imagem Music
Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams

I Need Your Love
Ellie Goulding
Global Talent Publishing
Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding

Let Her Go
Mike Rosenberg
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Next To Me
Emeli Sandé (PRS)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Stellar Songs
Emeli Sandé

Wake Me Up
Tim Bergling
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Wrecking Ball
Sacha Skarbeck (PRS)
BMG Rights Management GMBH
Miley Cyrus