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ASCAP announced that Mark Sperling joins the company as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. He will spearhead strategic initiatives and lead business development efforts as ASCAP explores new alliances and partnerships.

The track “The Best Me I Can Be” was co-written and performed by chart-topping songwriter Dave Berg (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney) with songwriter-producer Tony Esterly and 16 America SCORES Portland students from Davis Elementary School.

The World Soundtrack Academy has nominated a who’s who of ASCAP film composers and songwriters for its 2015 World Soundtrack Awards. 11 out of 15 nominations went to ASCAP members, including two a piece to Hans Zimmer, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Patrick Doyle, and one for ASCAP President Paul Williams.

Jonathan McReynolds is a young gospel artist whose songs are as personal as they are inspirational. His second recording, Life Music: Stage Two, is filled with songs that portray people who struggle with daily life and keeping their faith.

ASCAP announced the creation of a new Global Customer Service team to deliver a best-in-class customer service experience and rapid resolution of customer inquiries.

Ten years into a restless career, roots-rock songstress Brandi Carlile is hitting her creative stride this year with the songs on her powerful album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter.

ASCAP will honor Trisha Yearwood with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award at the 53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, to be held on Monday, November 2nd. The ASCAP Voice of Music Award is a prestigious honor that ASCAP presents to songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation.

Jamaican pop singer-songwriter OMI is everywhere. His song “Cheerleader” coasted to #1 in 19 countries, and many outlets are calling it the song of the summer. While it might seem like OMI has become an overnight superstar, he’s been working toward this moment for years. We asked him to unpack his toolkit for international success.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) premieres the second music video, “Freedom and Confidence,” from ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7 with VIBE.

On Bobby Long’s third recording, Ode to Thinking, the British-born singer-songwriter returned to basics—writing songs on his acoustic guitar and testing them at shows before going into the studio. The result is 11 songs by an acute observer of the contours and contradictions of modern living.

The ASCAP Atlanta office hosted a listening session for member Karen Clark Sheard in celebration of her new album Destined to Win.

14 ASCAP composers and songwriters have clinched nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. Among our nominees are past Emmy victors Bear McCreary, Sean Callery, John Debney and Bruce Broughton, whose theme to Texas Rising (co-scored with Debney) gives him his 22nd career nomination.

The 2015 class of our Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis came from as far away as China, Colombia and Germany to participate in this renowned program. Get to know this talented group of composers before they're household names!