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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.

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 premieres the first music video, “The World’s on Fire,” from ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7 today with Elmore Magazine.

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!

Your first headlining gig is a culmination of everything you've done, and an opportunity to do something new with your live show. But how do you prep for it? We asked ASCAP electro-pop band Scavenger Hunt, who are playing their first headlining gig next week in LA. AND: we're giving away two pairs of tix to the show!

In 1975 Greil Marcus, rock critic for Rolling Stone and then Creem, published his first book, Mystery Train. He showed how the music of six artists reflected the story of modern American culture. To celebrate the book’s 40th anniversary, we talked to Marcus about what makes songs so moving and timeless.

ASCAP produced a musical tribute to Stephen Schwartz at the Dramatists Guild Conference in LaJolla on July 18.

Alicia Witt is best-known as an actress in Justified, The Sopranos and more. Yet Witt has also been a singer-songwriter since her late teens. Hear her talk about her new album - a piano-driven pop-rock recording whose songs ponder how we revise the stories we tell ourselves about heartbreak, loyalty and finding oneself.

Mixing engineers can make your song pop out of the speakers and sound clear and polished, perfectly complementing the recorded elements of your song. But what exactly is mixing, and what should you look for when choosing a mixing engineer? Here’s a primer that will get you on the right track in no time.

The ASCAP family is saddened by the loss of one of our most admired and respected members, Joan Sebastian. The legendary Mexican singer, considered "The Poet of the People" and the "King of Jaripeo" died Monday July 13, 2015 after years of fighting cancer, at the age 64.

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 Jerry Ragovoy Songwriters Workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a select, advanced group of songwriters. The workshop features prominent guest speakers, giving advice on topics including A&R, music publishing, artist management, legal issues, etc.

ASCAP honored the team behind the hit single at a #1 Party in Nashville on Mon., July 13th. Tursi, a member of acclaimed country band Old Dominion, earned his first #1 alongside co-writer Jonathan Singleton, who celebrated his fifth.

A penchant for facing his fears head-on has led singer-songwriter and actor Billy Harvey down some exciting creative paths. Now it has led to him releasing a raw and revealing album of masterfully-crafted songs.

ASCAP today announced that Nate Ruess, songwriter and vocalist for the GRAMMY-winning group fun., has extended his agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

Getting your music into film and TV can be a golden ticket, but it can be tough to grab the attention of music supervisors. We asked our friends at the Guild of Music Supervisors for advice about getting your music into their worlds of film, TV, advertising, trailers and video games.