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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.

ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. They will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015.

As Charles Darwin said, "It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change." Here are six tips for songwriters on how best to adapt in an ever-changing music industry, from recording artist, songwriter, music supervisor and lecturing professor Mike Errico.

ASCAP released the results of our biennial election for the Board of Directors. President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams announced the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2015.

Legendary R&B songwriter, producer and artist Valerie Simpson as well as recent ASCAP Shirley Walker Award-winning composer Deborah Lurie have been added to the ASCAP EXPO lineup along with nearly 20 other new ASCAP EXPO panelists.

Join host John Debney and step inside our Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, a renowned incubator for emerging composers. 12 participants will get a month's worth of insider's perspective from film music experts, and record an original composition with a 60-piece orchestra. Serious about film composing? Then apply by April 1st!

ASCAP was in full force throughout the 2015 South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, sharing our music at must-attend showcases and our important messages on panels in the Austin Convention Center. Check out our wrap-up.

Grammy-winning producer Alonzo “Zo” Lee and hit country songwriter Walt Aldridge will write songs with students in under-resourced neighborhoods as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency in St. Louis, a partnership with America SCORES.

The Lion King musical recently became the highest-grossing entertainment event of all time. Behind its success is the visionary director Julie Taymor. So much of her work for stage and screen has involved musical collaborations. We spoke with her about working with music creators to unite sound and vision into a compelling whole.

With a diverse lineup of fresh, young R&B and hip-hop talent and a packed house the entire night, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul team’s opening-night showcase felt like the best backyard party you’ve ever been to. It was a perfect way to kick off SXSW.