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John Mellencamp, Max Martin, Walk the Moon, Warner/Chappell, BMG & SONGS win big
Our music creators are taking Austin by musical storm all week
Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, D'Angelo, Chris Stapleton, Meghan Trainor lead winners
Perform “The Empty Chair” from HBO doc Jim: The James Foley Story
30 years after his first hit, he's still committed to writing & producing “beautiful things”
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.”
The Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX was alive with the sounds of some of today’s most exciting songwriters on Friday, March 18th. The ASCAP Presents showcase featured Angelica Garcia, Matt Woods, James TW, The Score, Bayonne and Matt Gresham.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame will welcome ASCAP songwriting titans Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty and Bernard Edwards to its ranks in June. Each inductee has left an indelible mark on the world, and continues to inspire countless songwriters.
At the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, Sting and film composer J. Ralph talked with us about their collaboration on the song "The Empty Chair," written for Jim: The James Foley Story, which won the 2016 Sundance Audience Award for US Documentary.
As the Sundance ASCAP Music Café headed into the home stretch of its 8-day run, some of Nashville’s top songwriters embraced the spotlight, including Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano.
From alternative rock to Afghan rap, days four and five of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café delivered an eclectic lineup and electrifying performances.