Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) has named Adam Levine as the recipient of their prestigious President’s Award for 2013. Levine earned the honor, which he’ll pick up on May 14, 2013, for “his outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.”
“Adam has mastered the art of writing unforgettable pop and rock hits. Captivating music lovers with his undeniable and memorable lyrics and catchy melodies, Adam’s pop anthems and heartfelt ballads are defining an exciting brand of global stardom” stated Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles.
According to BMI, the President’s Award is given to an individual songwriter who has “distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry.” Past honorees include Kike Santander, Taylor Swift, Emilio, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull and Willie Nelson.
In addition to being a coach on The Voice, Levine is the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning group Maroon 5. The band has sold over 17 million albums worldwide.