John Fogarty is pictured in Music Week receiving the BMI Award on behalf of New Songs Administration for 4 million performances of “Uptown Funk”. The caption reads: “The only way is Uptown. John Fogarty, founder of New Songs Administration, recently received a BMI award for four million performances of Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk in the USA — achieving what other songs have taken 50 years to do in just four years.” A monumental accomplishment indeed.
John Fogarty of New Songs Administration receives a BMI award for 4 million performances of “Uptown Funk” in the USA. This is a phenomenal achievement for the song which first charted less than 4 years ago in 2014.
For perspective, several classic songs from the 1960’s at the same awards ceremony were receiving awards for 3 and 4 million performances. “Uptown Funk” has achieved in 4 years what other classic songs have taken 50 years to achieve in terms of US airplay.
Not bad for an indie publisher either!