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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 Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age.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.

“More Than the Stars” features an extraordinary collaboration among 15 top ASCAP songwriter and composer members, including Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Dan Wilson, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc and others.

These commissions represent one of the principal ways that the Fromm Music Foundation seeks to strengthen composition and to bring contemporary concert music closer to the public. In addition to the commissioning award, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.