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Need some help fine-tuning your scores and boosting your composerly creativity? Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis has released a series of video tutorials for composers of visual media. The Richard Bellis Masters Series deals with subjects seldom included in music educational, including creativity on a deadline and sonic competition. Watch and learn.

From ASCAP member Neil Patrick Harris's top notch hosting job to Jennifer Hudson's scorching "I Can't Let Go," from the eye-popping "Everything Is Awesome!!!" to Lady Gaga's memorable medley of classic tunes from The Sound of Music, this year’s Oscars ceremony was full of magical moments featuring ASCAP members and their music.

Voting is now open for the 2015 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards. These Awards give all ASCAP writer members an opportunity to honor their peers in the film, TV and video game music world. Voting is open through Sunday, February 22nd. Winners will be revealed at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards on March 9th.

ASCAP will present its prestigious Founders Award to Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal at the 30th annual Film & Television Music Awards, honoring the composers and songwriters of the top film, TV and video game music of 2014. In addition, composer Deborah Lurie will earn the ASCAP Shirley Walker Award.

Andrew Dost performed solo at the 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Watch him discuss his Café performance and his experiences composing for Sundance films The D-Train and It's Me Hillary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.

Last week, the thousands of cinephiles at Sundance encountered some of the most creative films - and film music - in the world. Many of the festival's most acclaimed films were scored by ASCAP members. Get to know the 19 ASCAP composers whose films won awards at Sundance 2015.

The 2015 edition of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café wrapped up its eight-day run after electrifying performances by Lindsey Stirling, top Nashville songwriters, Allen Stone, O.A.R. and more.

On Tuesday, January 27th, ASCAP hosted its annual Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe in Park City, Utah.

After an exciting opening weekend, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café continued to deliver musical thrills on days 4 and 5 of its eight-day run run with performances by Dylan Gardner, Baskery, Leon Bridges, Rainey Qualley, John Fullbright and more.

The 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café kicked off with a musical bang on Friday, January 23rd with an exciting mix of heavy rock ’n’ roll (Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts), foot-stomping Americana (Jamestown Revival), moody lounge music (The Duchess and the Fox, featuring Joe McGinty and Andrea Diaz) and more.

The title character of Mortdecai may be a bumbling art dealer, but he's got an impeccable soundtrack for his misadventures in the funky, zany collaborative score from ASCAP composer Geoff Zanelli and it-producer Mark Ronson. We asked Zanelli about the particulars of the film's madcap music.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Jóhann Jóhannson, Shawn Patterson, Julian Raymond, Diane Warren, Gary Yershon and Hans Zimmer for 2015 Oscars in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated ASCAP composers Jóhann Jóhannsson, Mica Levi and Hans Zimmer for the 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards. Each of them is a top contender this awards season.

Composer Mateo Messina is well known for his scores to Juno, Fairly Legal and more. He's also a musical superhero: for 17 years, he has written and produced an annual benefit symphony, with all proceeds going to the Seattle Children’s Hospital. We spoke with Messina about how philanthropy feeds his creativity and his soul.

Guided by Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis, this renowned workshop gives 12 aspiring film composers the opportunity to record an original composition with an "A list" of Hollywood professionals, including a 60-piece orchestra of LA's finest musicians on a major studio film scoring stage. Submission deadline is April 1st.

Say you're an 18th century French assassin. What music do you want playing as you stalk the streets of Paris? Probably something like Sarah Schachner's score for Assassin's Creed Unity, which brings a dramatic, brooding accompaniment to the game's combat and multiplayer modes. We asked her how she did it.