And The Taylor Swift Award Will Go To…Taylor Swift!
This year, the BMI Pop Awards will be handing out a new trophy–the Taylor Swift Award! The first recipient of said award? Taylor Swift herself. Isn’t that just precious?
This is only the second time in history BMI has named an award after an artist, the first being Michael Jackson. Just think about that for a moment. Think of every musical artist you’ve ever known and loved, and then think about the fact that they decided to honor Taylor Swift with this.
In an official statement, BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane said “Taylor Swift has transformed pop culture through her songs, artistry and indomitable spirit. 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. We felt it appropriate to award Taylor with an honor that is as unique and special as she is.”
I would probably feel a large amount of despair over this were it not for the fact that I realize that BMI is really just a “rights management organization.”
Still, this really just goes to show you. If you work hard, and your parents have the economic freedom to move you down to Nashville, buy a substantial portion of your first record label, and basically dedicate their entire lives to the mission of making you the star you know you deserve to be? Then someday you, too, might be the recipient of an award named after you.