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All of us at ASCAP are over the moon about our songwriter Amy Wadge, and the incredible success of her Ed Sheeran co-write “Thinking Out Loud.” On October 12th, Spotify announced that it had become the first-ever song to top 500 million streams.

The 2015 ASCAP Song Camp in France hosted 18 of today’s hottest songwriters, producers and artists at the 14th-century castle-turned-hitmaking factory, Château Marouatte. They flew back home with a set of fresh-out-of-the-oven demos in their arsenal, ready to pitch and record.

Rep. Joe Crowley became the 30th member in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor the Songwriter Equity Act. His endorsement comes at a time when the bill has gained backing in both congressional chambers over the past several weeks.

Headed to CMJ in New York this month? Stop by ASCAP's annual showcase for a diverse mix of our favorite on-the-verge ASCAP acts from around the country. On deck this year: Kevin Garrett, Donna Missal, Howard, Ne-Hi, Cardiknox and Heyrocco. Free with your CMJ badge, or $10 at the door.

Geared toward advanced songwriters, the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters workshop will enrich participants' knowledge of the industry, help them establish contacts and confidence, and expand their collaborative partnerships. The workshop takes place at ASCAP LA in November. Apply by October 21st.

The winners of the 47th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music were announced today by Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation.

ASCAP proudly premieres the video for “Love 1 Another,” from the ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Vol. 7 album. The song was co-written & performed by songwriters Alonzo “Zo” Lee and Walt Aldridge with 20 America SCORES St. Louis students.

ASCAP singer/songwriter Eric Hansen was selected as this year’s recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award for his song “Hero in the Dark.” The song is an ode to the heroes in our lives that go unnoticed every day.

On October 1st the Songwriter Equity Act (HR 1283 & S 662) gained an additional co-sponsor within the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Find out how you can help pass this important legislation.

Glen Hansard’s second solo CD, Didn’t He Ramble, is an intimate album from the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter, who sees life as a mysterious and spiritual journey.

Nominations for the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards have been announced, and ASCAP Latin writers are behind 75% of all nominated songs and albums - including 10 out of 10 in the Song of the Year category.

Chan will write a new work for the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's 2016-17 season. SJO and The ASCAP Foundation created the prize to honor the legacy of trailblazing musician, SJO Co-Music Director and ASCAP Board member George Duke.

From fall 2014 through spring 2015, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) teamed up once again with America SCORES to present its national songwriting mentorship program, The ASCAP Songwriter Residency.

ASCAP member Kevin Kadish spoke at a roundtable discussion at Belmont University in Nashville as part of a listening tour by the House Judiciary Committee to learn more about the current music copyright climate and the need for reform.

How do you infuse your music with a sense of “place?” ASCAP songwriter Bill Gable offers practical advice on how lyrics, production and other musicians can help the geography around you inform the music you write.

Congratulations to all of our members nominated for Dove Awards! The 46th Annual Dove Awards will take place on October 13th in Nashville, Tennessee.

Logan’s Roadhouse and ASCAP held a press conference today to unveil “MUSIC CITY LIVE!,” a national country music tour that is the cornerstone of an alliance between the two organizations to promote emerging, unsigned songwriter-artists.

ASCAP works with organizations all over the world to ensure that you receive royalties for your music, wherever it’s performed. Here are five steps you can take to help maximize your income when your music is used abroad.