Portgual. the Man will be honored with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Vanguard Award at the 35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held April 23 in Los Angeles.
The Vanguard Award is given to artists who are “shaping the future of American music.” Previous winners include Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Beck and The Killers.
“Portugal. the Man have transformed their electrically charged psychedelic rock into a platform for their earnest take on the state of the world,” says ASCAP President Paul Williams.
He adds, “They have honed a sound that has achieved massive success without compromise, and it is our honor to bestow them with the ASCAP Vanguard Award, which recognizes their unique ability to keep pushing music forward.”
Additionally, Lana Del Rey will be honored with the ASCAP Global Impact Award.
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