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ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. They will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015.

"Songwriters: The Next Generation," a program of The ASCAP Foundation and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will showcase the work of five emerging songwriters and composers on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

Kings County Family Court was the unique setting for a warm and spirited tribute to one of Brooklyn’s own, ASCAP composer Alvin Singleton. With a career full of achievement that includes a Fulbright scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Shuying Li wins the $5000 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for young composers of concert band music for her wind ensemble work, “Slippery Slope.”

The ASCAP Foundation President, Paul Williams, is pleased to announce that Mark Lanz Weiser has been named recipient of the 35th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize.

One of the most frequently performed, commissioned and recorded young composers, Mohammed Fairouz, makes his Deutsche Grammophon debut this month with the release of Follow, Poet. Fairouz integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures, to deeply expressive effect. Click through to preview the album.

The ASCAP Foundation honored Pulitzer, Grammy and Academy Award winning composer and music educator John Corigliano with the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Masters Award in recognition of his distinguished career.

Wolfgang Rihm, one of the world’s most celebrated and prolific living composers, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award from the University of Louisville for his orchestral work IN-SCHRIFT 2.

ASCAP Congratulates members Andy Akiho, Darcy James Argue SOCAN, Christopher Cerrone, Javier Farias, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Osnat Netzer, Sam Pluta, Annika Socolofsky, Aleksandra Vrebalov for receiving Fromm Commissions.

A round of applause to the New York Youth Symphony and its conductor Joshua Gersen, now into his second season as music director. ASCAP composer and pianist Conrad Tao was featured in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini.

An especially practical, yet thought-provoking Composers Workshop was held at ASCAP, just a few days in advance of a highly anticipated concert that will take place this Saturday, November 15th at 8PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City.

The New York Youth Symphony Composition Program is off to another dynamic start in the ASCAP Board Room. The first of its kind in the country, it consists of a series of workshops for a select group of young musicians between the ages of 12-22, all with a special curiosity to explore the world of composition and orchestration.

Stephen Paulus, one of the most prominent and prolific composers of our time, and a member of the ASCAP Board of Directors for 24 years, died in Minnesota on Sunday, October 19th. ASCAP mourns his passing.

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

The winners of the 46th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music have been announced. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on November 12th in NYC.

On albums such as The Mysterious Production of Eggs, Armchair Apocrypha, Noble Beast and Break It Yourself/Hands of Glory, Bird’s hypnotic songs merge provocative lyrics with elements of classical, bluegrass, Celtic and folk music.

At Roulette in Brooklyn, The Talea Ensemble presented three world premieres and one American premiere of works composed explicitly for this noted ensemble. The diverse program included world premieres by ASCAP Composers Christopher Trapani and Aaron Helgeson.

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.