It was the era of the white suit, shiny shoes, and disco. Music was everywhere. College radio, a growing venue for ASCAP music, became licensed. And the first cable license negotiation was successfully concluded with HBO, paving the way for others and foretelling the cable boom of the 80's.
The repertory expanded all over the musical map. New members included Ruben Bladés, Alf Clausen, Andrae Crouch, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jose Feliciano, John Fogerty, Amy Grant, Mark Isham, the Isley Brothers, Kiss, Bob Marley, Bonnie Raitt, The Ramones, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart and Neil Young.
For ASCAP, the Seventies marked a new chapter in our legacy of nurturing composers and songwriters. In 1975, the ASCAP Foundation was incorporated when Jack Norworth, writer of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," left a generous bequest with instructions to create a program of support for young composers. Today a wide range of ASCAP programs educate, connect and reward songwriters and composers across a complete spectrum of musical styles, nurturing their talent and dreams on a daily basis, and ensuring that the music of the 21st century remains as rich as that of the preceding decades.
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