Taylor Swift will receive the Songwriter Icon Award at the National Music Publishers’ Association’s virtual annual meeting on June 9th.
The NMPA will honor Swift following the record-breaking release of her three award-winning albums in a single year.
NMPA President & CEO David Israelite said in a press release, “Taylor Swift has had an unprecedented year of success. She gave the world incredible songwriting when they needed it most and she continues to rewrite the rulebook when it comes to her career. She has always identified as a songwriter first, and in doing so inspired and elevated countless other creators. Her advocacy has lifted the entire creative community, and she has done it at great cost and risk to her own career. The risks paid off, not just for her but for our entire industry, and there is no one more deserving of our Icon award.”
The NMPA held the first virtual version of its annual meeting last June, where it honored Garth Brooks with the Songwriter Icon Award. Past recipients include Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Ryan Tedder, Jon Bon Jovi, Pharrell, Steven Tyler, Diane Warren and Sting.