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From fall 2014 through spring 2015, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) teamed up once again with America SCORES to present its national songwriting mentorship program, The ASCAP Songwriter Residency.

ASCAP premieres “Sister, Brother, Father, Mother” from the ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Vol. 7 today with Huffington Post. The track was co-written & performed by Gabriel Mann (Modern Family, Rectify) and 16 America SCORES LA students.

All of us at ASCAP are beyond thrilled for our members Greg Phillinganes and Jim Roach, who walked away from the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on September 12th with shiny new trophies from the Television Academy. This was the first Emmy for each.

The World Soundtrack Academy has nominated seven more composers from ASCAP’s worldwide family of film music creators for the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards, bringing the full tally to 18.

The Missing is a TV miniseries that traces a father and detective’s search for a kidnapped boy. Its evocative soundtrack, by composer Dominik Scherrer, has been nominated for an Emmy. Listen to Scherrer explain how his sonic backdrop kept evolving along with the haunting storyline.

The World Soundtrack Academy has nominated a who’s who of ASCAP film composers and songwriters for its 2015 World Soundtrack Awards. 11 out of 15 nominations went to ASCAP members, including two a piece to Hans Zimmer, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Patrick Doyle, and one for ASCAP President Paul Williams.

The 2015 class of our Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis came from as far away as China, Colombia and Germany to participate in this renowned program. Get to know this talented group of composers before they're household names!

The electric guitar is all over film and TV soundtracks these days. Because guitar is so wired into our cultural cerebral cortex, a single chord or riff is often all you need to establish a scene. Here are some ways to quickly produce authentic-sounding guitar tracks for picture in any size studio.

15 ASCAP composers and songwriters have clinched nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. Among our nominees are past Emmy victors Bear McCreary, Sean Callery, John Debney and Bruce Broughton, whose theme to Texas Rising (co-scored with Debney) gives him his 22nd career nomination.

ASCAP mourns the passing of Van Alexander, who died on July 19th at the age of 100. Alexander co-wrote and arranged Ella Fitzgerald’s 1938 hit “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” went on to become a leading figure in big band jazz and, later, a top composer and arranger in the world of film and television music.

ASCAP has released the music video “We Are,” from ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7, with AXS. The song was co-written by composer-songwriter David Wolfert with writer-producer Johnny Blk and 16 America SCORES NY students.

Getting your music into film and TV can be a golden ticket, but it can be tough to grab the attention of music supervisors. We asked our friends at the Guild of Music Supervisors for advice about getting your music into their worlds of film, TV, advertising, trailers and video games.

ASCAP mourns the loss of composer, orchestrator, conductor and ASCAP member James Horner. The Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer was known for imbuing deep emotion into his scores for Titanic, Avatar, Glory, Braveheart, An American Tail and countless others.

Photek made his name in the British electronica scene of the '90s. His EDM work is full of dark, cinematic ambience - so it's no surprise he would end up scoring a show like How to Get Away with Murder. We spoke with Photek about his work on season 1, and what he hopes to get away with in the future.

The closing scene of Mad Men’s much-anticipated series finale featured the groundbreaking Coca-Cola ad, which made brilliant use of the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” We asked one of the song’s writers (and former ASCAP EVP of International) Roger Greenaway about its origin.

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