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Renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel is the music director of the LA Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, based in his native Venezuela. Dudamel joins ASCAP in the wake of his very first public offering as a composer, the score to Libertador (The Liberator), a biopic about Venezuelan freedom fighter Simón Bolívar.

The invitation-only event recognized the achievements of ASCAP’s 2014 Concert Music Honorees who represent the diverse aesthetic spectrum of the concert music world.

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.

Since moving to LA from his native Israel, Lior Rosner has made a name for himself as a versatile composer for film, TV, video games, trailers and commercials. But concert music has always been dear to Rosner's heart, and his artistry is on full display on his new collection of vocal and instrumental works, Awake and Dream.

Shortly before his Master Session at the 2014 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, Lauridsen, who is the most-performed choral composer in America, stopped by the Playback Stage to chat with ASCAP's Etan Rosenbloom. Watch the video here.

ASCAP congratulates composer members Anna Clyne, Michelle DiBucci, Fang Man, Sheila Silver and Luna Pearl Woolf for being among the very first selected for a newly inaugurated program, Opera Grants for Female Composers.

The award, established in 1945 for contributions to the advancement of American music, was presented to Rosenbaum on Sunday, March 30th during an afternoon concert of The New York Virtuoso Singers at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.

Established in 1979 with funding from the Jack and Amy Norworth Fund, the program grants cash prizes to concert music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition.

The Songwriter Equity Act, a new bill introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age. Get the facts and show your support.

February is Black History Month, a season of celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to our collective history and culture. We're proud that three of the most important black composers of the early 20th century were also among ASCAP's first members. Click through to read more about them and listen to some of their music.

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.

ASCAP composer member John Cacavas, who scored hundreds of television episodes, television films and feature films, died on January 28th at his home in Beverly Hills, California. The former ASCAP Board of Directors member was 83 years old.

On Tuesday, January 21st, ASCAP hosted the ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café in Park City, Utah.

Selected from nearly 270 entries, the Nissim Prize honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to ASCAP’s Concert Composers by hosting this annual competition.

Mary Chapin Carpenter's new album, Songs from the Movie, fulfills her dream of recording with an orchestra, and the result is a breathtaking transformation of her beloved songs into a sweeping soundtrack. On the eve of her first tour with live orchestral backing, Carpenter talks about the album's challenges and how it far exceeded her expectations.