Coldplay win ASCAP songwriting award

Band win along with Taio Cruz

Coldplay have been named songwriters of the year by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, commonly know as ASCAP, at their annual awards last night (October 13).

The band’s song ‘Viva La Vida’ was also given the Song Of The Year award at the London ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel.

Taio Cruz won the Vanguard Award For Departure and Scouting for Girls picked up the College Award for their song ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV’, reports BBC News.

Coldplay did not attend the event as they are working on a new album with producer Brian Eno.

See Ascap.com for a full list of winners.