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ASCAP will celebrate our 36th annual Christian Music Awards on Monday, May 5th in Franklin, Tennessee. The event will recognize the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs of the past year and will honor top the Songwriter, Songwriter-Artist and Publisher of the Year.

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.

Renowned songwriter and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy was honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award at the 35th Anniversary ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, May 6th in Franklin, Tennessee.

While the afterglow of this year’s eighth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO still burns, here’s a look back at some of the highlights, from lessons learned to great photo and video moments from the heart of it all in Hollywood.

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.

The winners of the SongDoor 2012 International Songwriting Competition have been announced, with Grand Award going to ASCAP member Debra Gussin and co-writer Rik Howard for their song, "Is That You?," which also won in the Christian category.

ASCAP is pleased to announce that OnStage is now available through its latest mobile update. ASCAP Onstage gives members the opportunity to receive royalties when their music is performed live. The mobile version includes the ability to locate venues using a device's GPS. ASCAP members can now submit performances wherever they are.

The south Georgia based group made their debut with the emotionally powerful single, "Slip On By," produced by Christopher Stevens. The single was written by the band along with Stevens, and is based on conversations singer Blake Neesmith had with his grandfather, who encouraged him to not let the blessings of life pass you by.

The Classic Crime have gone from popular, signed alt-rock band to crowdsourcing success story, reaching their Kickstarter goal within 24 hours. Their new album Phoenix is selling like hotcakes, and it might just be their best album yet. Vocalist/guitarist Matt MacDonald explains how going the fan-funded route affected the band's creative process.

A decade after their last full-length, pop/rock band Sixpence None the Richer have returned with Lost in Translation. The band's co-founder Matt Slocum talks candidly about the triumphs and setbacks that fed into this highly anticipated album.