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Pasek & Paul’s “City of Stars” Wins Best Original Song at 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards were filled with surprises, excitement, and big wins. We were thrilled to see so many candidates receive recognition during the prestigious ceremony. We were especially humbled to see one of our very own publishing clients receive the award for Best Original Song, which went to songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, for their La La Land hit, “City of Stars.”

The talented duo gave a heartwarming acceptance speech, where they spoke highly of their education and how the public schools they attended placed a particular emphasis on arts and culture. Pasek pulled at our heart strings at the end of his portion of the speech, with a shout out to his mother: “I want to thank my mom, who is amazing, and my date tonight, and she let me quit the JCC soccer team to be in a school musical, so this is dedicated to all the kids who sing in the rain, and all the moms who let them!” For those who missed the speech, you can catch a clip from the ceremony, below:


(via The Hollywood Reporter)

You might remember their Golden Globe win from earlier this year, so it likely comes as no surprise to hear that Pasek and Paul remain constantly busy. They recently wrote a song for The Flash/Supergirl, which will be performed in an episode airing March 21. You can also hear the cast album from their first original Broadway Musical, which is now available for digital download.

Nothing makes us happier than watching our clients continue to thrive and reach new heights. Congrats again Paske and Paul from your family here at Kobalt Music!

Be sure to give “City of Stars” a listen if you’ve yet to see La La Land!



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