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SHoF members: don't forget to vote! Jimmy Webb, Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and ASCAP Board member, has announced the slate of 2014 nominees for induction. ASCAP Members nominated include such music icons as Tom Petty, Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia, Elvis Costello, Usuf Islam, and more.

We will be performing system maintenance Friday, October 24th 2014 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM ETZ. Certain ASCAP.COM services including Member Access, Online Member Enrollment, Title Registration, and MyLicense will be unavailable during that time period. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We've all been there: The looming deadline when your ideas aren’t flowing…the song you abandon because it sounds too much like everything else you’ve written lately. Here's how pads, plugs-in and more can help you solve creative obstacles.

R&B singer-songwriter Goapele has built a career out of singing the truth like only she can. On her new album Strong As Glass, Goapele worked with new collaborators and sounds for a stronger, more vulnerable album than anything she's done before. Watch her explain how she created Strong As Glass, and what she hopes you take from it.

ASCAP will host its annual showcase at CMJ Music Marathon in New York on Wednesday, October 22nd. Designed to give bands a platform to perform for fans and the music biz, this year's CMJ showcase features on-the-verge acts Aurora, Ballet School, Hoodlem, Line & Circle, Little Daylight and Mosco Rosco.

Stephen Paulus, one of the most prominent and prolific composers of our time, and a member of the ASCAP Board of Directors for 24 years, died in Minnesota on Sunday, October 19th. ASCAP mourns his passing.

Ten ASCAP legends are nominated this year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cast your vote for the nominees you want to see inducted - the top five vote-getters will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.

Gustavo Santaolalla fused his deep knowledge of Latin music with the traditions of animated film for his score to The Book of Life. In ASCAP President Paul Williams, Santaolalla found a sympathetic collaborator on two beautiful, original songs. We spoke with these master musical craftsmen about bringing The Book of Life to life.

It's one of our favorite stories to tell: the promising talent who breaks through, crosses over and gets the attention that he or she deserves. Here are 10 ASCAP songwriters and composers who broke through big ways in 2014, and are poised for even bigger things in the future.

On albums such as The Mysterious Production of Eggs, Armchair Apocrypha, Noble Beast and Break It Yourself/Hands of Glory, Bird’s hypnotic songs merge provocative lyrics with elements of classical, bluegrass, Celtic and folk music.

Tori Tullier has been named the recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award, which commemorates the life and career of the lyricist behind the classic songs “High Hopes,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “My Kind of Town” and more.

Neil Gaffney has been appointed Senior Vice President, International Affairs, it was announced by ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento. Gaffney brings to ASCAP a deep understanding of the complex issues in global music rights licensing, digital rights management, tracking and revenue building.

ASCAP member Natalie Merchant was recently honored with the Keeper of the Catskills Award for her environmental stewardship and anti-fracking advocacy. Read about her history with the anti-fracking movement, and connect with organizations working to support sustainable growth and protect our natural resources.

ASCAP hosted its 34th awards presentation in London, honoring those songwriter, composers and publisher members of PRS for Music whose repertory is licensed by ASCAP and was among its most performed works in the US during 2013.

The Women Behind the Music series is designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, honoring not only singers and songwriters but also female executives in all facets of the business including managers, attorneys, label executives and music publishers.

Grammy-winner Lee Ann Womack returns to the serious country ​music​ that defined her with a poignant new album, which presents 13 unique songs written by some of America’s most progressive songwriter-artists. The​ Way I'm Livin' is Womack's first​ new​ ​release ​in ​nearly ​seven years​;​ click through to preview it now.

The winners of the 46th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music have been announced. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on November 12th in NYC.