BMI Chooses Barry Manilow For Their 2017 Icon Award

by VVN Music

On Tuesday, May 9, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) will honor Barry Manilow with their Icon Award at the 65th BMI Pop Awards.

Barbara Cane, VP of Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI, said "Barry Manilow is a visionary whose exceptional body of work has shaped the course of popular music for over five decades.He has left a lasting imprint on every aspect of music, influenced the careers of his contemporaries, and touched the lives of many with his unique gift of artistry. His musical brilliance defies genre expectations and I cannot think of a more deserving recipient."

BMI, which is a songwriting an publishing organization, is honoring Manilow for the music that he has composed; however, Barry is a unique talent that is as comfortable with other's music as he is with his own songs. Of his many hits, only a handful were written by the singer himself. His first hit, Mandy, was written by Scott English and Richard Kerr while his biggest, I Write the Songs, was by Beach Boys' member Bruce Johnston. Other songwriters whose career he boosted were David Pomeranz (Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again, The Old Songs), Randy Edelman (Weekend in New England), Richard Kerr and Will Jennings (Looks Like We Made It, Somewhere In the Night) and Christian Arnold, Geoff Morrow & David Martin (Can't Smile Without You). He also had a hit with Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter's Ships.

His most popular songs that he has written include It's a Miracle, Could It Be Magic, This One's For You, Daybreak, Even Now, Copacabana (At the Copa) and I Made It Through the Rain.

Manilow is getting ready to release his 29th non-holiday studio album, This is My Town, a salute to New York City that is half original compositions and half covers.

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