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Harold Rosenbaum, ASCAP member and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers, presents the launching of World Premieres by 10 Young Composers, introducing Dr. Rosenbaum’s mentorship of ten young composers, each one commissioned to create a new original work for choir.

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.

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.

Two outdated portions of the Copyright Act prevent songwriters and composers from receiving royalty rates that reflect fair market value. Find out what this means for you and why now is the time to fix it.

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.