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ASCAP Founders Award

The ASCAP Founders Award is our most prestigious honor and is given to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius, which will enrich generations to come.

Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

2013

Carly Simon

2012

Quincy Jones

2012

Sean "Diddy" Combs

2011

Rod Stewart

2011

Alan Jackson

2010

Dr. Dre

2010

Patti Smith

2010

Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart

2009

Alan & Marilyn Bergman

2008

Melissa Etheridge

2007

Annie Lennox

2006

Rubén Blades

2005

Neil Young

2005

Jackson Browne

2004

Emmylou Harris

2004

Elvis Costello

2003

James Taylor

2002

Elmer Bernstein

2001

Arturo Sandoval

2001

Tom Waits

2001

Steely Dan

2000

Garth Brooks

1999

Joni Mitchell

1999

Stephen Sondheim

1999

Billy Joel

1997

Ashford & Simpson

1996

George Martin

1996

Don Henley & Glen Frey

1994

Tito Puente

1994

Burt Bacharach & Hal David

1993

Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

1991

Berry Gordy Jr. and Motown Industries

1988

Smokey Robinson

1988

Jule Styne

1988

Bob Dylan

1986

Paul McCartney

1985

Stevie Wonder

1984

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