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At the newly renamed ASCAP Screen Music Awards, ASCAP will present its prestigious Henry Mancini Award to multi-faceted composer Craig Armstrong, best known for his acclaimed scores for Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby.

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. Submission deadline is April 1st.

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.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated four ASCAP film composers for Best Original Score at the 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards: Jóhann Jóhannson, Ennio Morricone (SIAE), Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Jack Wall has composed video game music for nearly 20 years, including two installments of the blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise. In this Audio Portrait, he talks about the musical challenges he took on while scoring Black Ops 3, 2015’s biggest-grossing entertainment release.

Carol is a film about intimacy, told intimately by director Todd Haynes. Its score, by ASCAP composer Carter Burwell, is an essential part of Carol’s elegant tapestry. Its cues are composed of small musical gestures, hinting at the passions under the surface. We spoke with Burwell about how he crafted his luminous score.


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