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The Songwriter Equity Act (H.R. 1283 and S. 662) has gained one additional sponsor in each Congressional chamber, both of them Californians.

ASCAP today announced the full schedule for the 2015 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO. Nearly 200 panelists and performers will participate in the conference, dedicated to the craft and business of songwriting, composing and producing.

One of the most critical areas of any mix is in the low end - the frequency area around 200Hz and below. Managing those frequencies isn’t just important for your basses, low brass, kick drums, synths and other keyboards. “Hidden” low-frequency energy can play a role in your overall mix, too.

Find out how the ASCAP Composer Spotlight is creating real opportunities for our members by connecting film, television and video game producers with some of the best and brightest emerging composers.

Save 40% off the cover price! Award-winning music writer Bruce Pollock explores the growth and changes within ASCAP and its relationship to emerging technologies, in the context of 100 years of an ever-evolving music business.

ASCAP announced the appointment of top digital strategist Alice Kim as the organization’s EVP, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, overseeing development of enhanced services for ASCAP members and its licensing partners.

You've captured the perfect take. But when it comes time to mix, you notice that something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s some hiss, pickup hum, or a ’plosion on the vocal track. When timeline editing or EQ don’t work, call the plug-in equivalent of sonic mechanics: audio repair software. Here's how.

All of the top thinkers in the digital marketing space believe in the value of killer, owned content to market your music. But what are you supposed to say, and when is the best time to say it? Here are nine steps from CyberPR's Ariel Hyatt to help you create consistent content to market your music in 2015 and beyond.

Meredith Monk has been a composer, singer, choreographer and creator of new operas, musical theatre works and more for over 50 years. As she celebrates that milestone, she has released Piano Songs, a collection of 12 instrumentals for two pianos, magnificently performed by Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens.

Gather your receipts and fire up Quickbooks - it’s tax season! Whether you’re getting a refund from Uncle Sam or you’re helping him buy a new top hat this year, songwriters and composers have some unique filing opportunities that you might not know about. We asked a couple of tax experts for tips for music creators.

ASCAP will present KISS with its ASCAP Founders Award at the 32nd ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29th. The event, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed pop songs of 2014, will also honor The Doobie Brothers with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award and St. Vincent with ASCAP's Vanguard Award.

ASCAP honored some of gospel music’s most names at its 6th annual ASCAP Morning Glory Breakfast at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on March 28.

Hamilton is composer, rapper, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary new musical headed for Broadway. At the 2012 EXPO, he talked about his creative process and gave attendees a glimpse into his new work.

ASCAP OnStage gets you paid when you play your music live. Last year, we paid OnStage royalties to more than 6000 ASCAP songwriters for over 32,000 live events. Want to get in on the action? Here's how to get started.

Past EXPO attendees say it best in our sizzling new ASCAP EXPO promo video: “This is the place to be,” “The different workshops are awesome,” “If you’re not doing things such as this, how are you going to meet people,” and “I’m in a whole new place because of the EXPO!” See for yourself.

Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Karen Bass (D-CA) have signed on as the latest co-sponsors of H.R. 1283 and S. 662 the Songwriter Equity Act. The bill, introduced in early March by Senators Hatch, Whitehouse, Alexander and Corker, and Representatives Collins and Jeffries, is beginning to attract attention in Congress.