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Lionel Richie has renewed his agreement with ASCAP for representation of public performances of his song catalog. The multi-award winning singer and songwriter wrote numerous radio hits, including pop and R&B classics “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “All Night Long,” "We Are the World" (with Michael Jackson) and many more.

Top #1 hit songwriter Max Martin has renewed his agreement with ASCAP for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

McCartney, known and loved the world over for his Beatles catalog, his hits with Wings and his extensive solo work, has been represented by ASCAP for performing rights in the US for multiple decades.

Geared toward advanced songwriters, the Harold Adamson Workshop is designed to enrich participants' knowledge of the industry, help them establish contacts and confidence, and expand their collaborative partnerships. The Workshop will take place at ASCAP’s LA office on November 3, 7, 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 3 - 6pm. Participants must be available all six days.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that ASCAP songwriters Jordan Davis, Miya Folick and Nils Becker (GEMA) are recipients of three of the Hall's prestigious songwriting scholarships and awards.

At the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22nd, ASCAP members proved once again that they create the most beloved music in America. Our songwriters won 27 categories across the genre spectrum - and brought some of the evening's most memorable performances, too.

Happening at Capitol Studios, located in the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood, SongHubs 2016 will be curated by ASCAP songwriter Darrell Brown.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers hosted its 33rd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 27, presenting its prestigious Founders Award to acclaimed songwriter, performer and artist, John Mellencamp.

On April 7, Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman spoke at the annual “ASCAP Day” @ Berklee College of Music in Boston, supported by The ASCAP Foundation. The annual "ASCAP Day" also found ASCAP staff hosting a panel about the state of the music business, and presenting scholarships to Berklee students Jeffrey Gaiser & Julia Battistin.

When American Idol ended its 15 year run last week, it was a bittersweet moment for the countless songwriters and producers who contributed to the Idol machine's success. ASCAP member Sam Hollander wrote songs with many of the show's finalists. Find out what it was like for him to go from American Idol junkie to songwriter.

Clichés are so ingrained in the way we express ourselves that we often don’t notice they’re there. But clichés are useful in songwriting, because they can convey ideas we all understand in very few words. How can you rescue clichés from the land of the dying metaphor? Songwriter and educator Keppie Coutts shares six useful strategies.

ASCAP President Paul Williams: "John Mellencamp is a national treasure. He's one of the truly great music creators that can make us care, move, clap and sing along.”

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