Special presentation to the Atlanta-based winner
of The Heineken Music Initiative/
The ASCAP Foundation R&B Grant Program
As part of the ASCAP Presents
Ampt Music Series of regional showcases, four up-and-coming
artists will be performing at The Cotton Club (152 Luckie
Street, Atlanta, GA) in Atlanta on Monday, September
30, 2002. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The show starts at
8:00 PM. The artist line-up includes LaMajic, Transcendental
Funk, Heston and LaTocha Scott (formerly of Xscape).
The evening will also include a special presentation
by Cody ChesnuTT and guest performances by Eric Anthony,
Gabrielle and Rudy Currence.
The ASCAP Presents
Heineken R&B Ampt Music
Series makes its debut tonight at S.O.B.s in New
York City. The showcase series is designed to bring
deserving R&B songwriters and artists to the attention
of both the music industry and the public, in line with
ASCAP's longstanding commitment to developing new musical
talent and Heineken USAs efforts to support performing
A highlight of the evening will be the special presentation
by ChesnuTT to erika bryant, the Atlanta-based winner
of The Heineken Music Initiative/The ASCAP Foundation
R&B Grant program. This newly-created grant program,
launched last March, is designed to assist emerging
R&B songwriters further their careers, and will
benefit up-and-coming songwriters in key music markets
across the country (New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta,
Chicago and Miami). The winning songwriter from each
of the markets will be awarded a $3,500 grant. The R&B
Grant program complements the ASCAP Presents
Heineken R&B Ampt Music Series by spotlighting deserving
R&B songwriters for special recognition.
"We are delighted that Heineken USA has teamed
with us to help focus attention on deserving R&B
artists," said Jeanie Weems, ASCAP VP Creative
& Film/TV Special Projects. "Through these
showcases and The Heineken Music Initiative/The ASCAP
Foundation R&B Grant program, ASCAP is able to continue
its commitment to nurturing and developing new musical
talent in the R&B genre. I am especially pleased
to congratulate erika bryant, the Atlanta recipient
of the $3,500 R&B grant."
Heineken USA, Inc., the nation's largest beer importer,
is a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. (Netherlands), which
is the world's second-largest brewer. Brands imported
into the U.S. include: Heineken Lager, the world's most
international beer brand; Heineken Special Dark, Amstel
Light, the largest-selling imported light beer brand;
Murphy's Irish Stout; Murphy's Irish Amber, the only
authentically Irish amber imported to the U.S., and
Buckler non-alcoholic brew.
ASCAP is a membership association of over 140,000 composers,
songwriters and music publishers of all genres of music.
ASCAP members are the dominant creative force in music.
ASCAP songwriters secured ninety percent of the Top
Ten R&B and Rap singles based on Billboard's 2001-year
end charts. The world's largest performing rights organization,
ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing
and collecting royalties for the public performance
of their copyrighted works. ASCAP is the only performing
rights organization whose Board of Directors is made
up solely of writers and publishers elected by the membership.