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Congratulations to all of our Dove Award winners this year! The 46th Annual Dove Awards ceremony took place on October 13th in Nashville, Tennessee.

Congratulations to all of our members nominated for Dove Awards! The 46th Annual Dove Awards will take place on October 13th in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jonathan McReynolds is a young gospel artist whose songs are as personal as they are inspirational. His second recording, Life Music: Stage Two, is filled with songs that portray people who struggle with daily life and keeping their faith.

ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, March 23rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

Andraé Crouch, a pioneer of contemporary Christian music, died yesterday in LA after suffering a heart attack. A renowned gospel performer, songwriter and choir director, Crouch had a transformative influence on contemporary gospel, and is credited with beginning to bridge the gap between black and white Christian music.

The Spirit of Christmas is a stunning collaboration between Grammy award-winning songwriter-artist Michael W. Smith and a who's who of outstanding vocalists from Nashville and beyond. Lady Antebellum, Bono, Michael McDonald and more present unique takes on Christmas classics as well as original holiday songs written by Smith.

The best in Christian/Gospel music were in attendance at the 45th Annual Dove Awards, held October 7th at the Allen Arena, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. ASCAP members triumphed at this year's ceremony.

It's one of our favorite stories to tell: the promising talent who breaks through, crosses over and gets the attention that he or she deserves. Here are 10 ASCAP songwriters and composers who broke through big ways in 2014, and are poised for even bigger things in the future.

Bryan Popin is a versatile ​composer,​ singer​ and​ songwriter whose new record blurs the lines between traditional gospel​/worship​ music and the ​current ​mainstream pop​ and urban sound. Popin brings​ incredible diversity to ​the album, which includes guest vocals from gospel music greats Tamela Mann and Martha Munnizi.

From the introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act (SEA) to the Department of Justice’s review of the ASCAP Consent Decree, there is much at stake today in the world of music creators. ASCAP’s Music Advocacy Project page is a great resource that gives you the facts on the issues and a way to join our music advocacy efforts.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards ceremony was huge for ASCAP. All in all, ASCAP songwriters and their songs earned awards in more than 24 categories, including Top Country and Christian songs. The night also featured the live premiere of the new Miranda Lambert/Carrie Underwood single, written at an ASCAP song camp by Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea.

In honor of ASCAP’s 100th birthday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam have proclaimed February 13th, 2014 "ASCAP Day." To mark this momentous day, ASCAP has unveiled its top songs of all-time.

Pandora has launched an aggressive campaign to pay songwriters and composers less. Add your name to our petition asking incoming Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews to stop attacking songwriters, and share the message on Twitter and Facebook.

Pandora ran an op-ed in The Hill attacking ASCAP's efforts to protect fair compensation for its members from the online music streaming service. Read ASCAP President and Chairman and songwriter Paul Williams's response here.

Alexis Spight is a talented young singer-songwriter whose polished debut recording is making waves in Gospel music with its emotional honesty and uncompromising message of acceptance and inclusion. The Buffalo native was raised in the church and sees singing as a ministry for people who struggle to be themselves and find God.

This south Georgia-based Christian rock band writes songs of religious inspiration and personal transformation, and brings energy, passion and uplifting messages to their fans and listeners. Listen to the record and hear singer Blake NeeSmith discuss the writing process in this ASCAP audio profile.