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On April 7, Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman spoke at the annual “ASCAP Day” @ Berklee College of Music in Boston, supported by The ASCAP Foundation. The annual "ASCAP Day" also found ASCAP staff hosting a panel about the state of the music business, and presenting scholarships to Berklee students Jeffrey Gaiser & Julia Battistin.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the ASCAP members nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards. In their traditional display of daytime dominance, 33 ASCAP composers and songwriters were behind the songs, scores and performances nominated for the 2016 Daytime Creative Arts Emmys.

Armstrong received the Henry Mancini Award from ASCAP President Paul Williams and legendary director Oliver Stone. In addition, 138 awards were presented to the composers of today's most popular TV series, films and video games.

As a practical, craft-oriented composer or songwriter, there are many things you can do to make your writing process more fluid, more efficient and more cost effective. Read some sage advice about accessing your creative flow from ASCAP composer Jeremy Borum, author of the new book Guerrilla Film Scoring.

Composer Ray Colcord, a former ASCAP Board member who scored Boy Meets World, The Facts of Life, My Two Dads, 227 and many more beloved TV series, has passed away at 69. Read a remembrance of Colcord's life and work from his friend and fellow composer, ASCAP Board member Dan Foliart.

On Tuesday, January 26th, ASCAP hosted its annual Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe in Park City, Utah.

At the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, Sting and film composer J. Ralph talked with us about their collaboration on the song "The Empty Chair," written for Jim: The James Foley Story, which won the 2016 Sundance Audience Award for US Documentary.

Guided by Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis, this immersive workshop gives 12 aspiring film, TV or other visual media composers the opportunity to record an original composition with an A-list of Hollywood professionals, including a 60-piece orchestra on a major studio film scoring stage.

As the Sundance ASCAP Music Café headed into the home stretch of its 8-day run, some of Nashville’s top songwriters embraced the spotlight, including Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano.

From alternative rock to Afghan rap, days four and five of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café delivered an eclectic lineup and electrifying performances.

The 18th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café kicked off on January 22nd with an incredible lineup of today’s most exciting and established songwriters and groups.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has nominated 10 ASCAP composers and songwriters for 2016 Oscars. From elegant chamber music to pounding percussion, swelling art songs to pop radio smashes, this year’s ASCAP nominees highlighted the full scope of today’s best film music.

Bravissimo to Maestro Ennio Morricone for his Best Original Score win at the 2016 Golden Globes for The Hateful Eight! The Italian film music legend is a member of our sister society SIAE, and licenses through ASCAP in the US.


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