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Building on the success of our joint venture RapidCue®, ASCAP and BMI are excited to announce a new cue sheet template that will allow us to distribute royalties even faster and more accurately to the film and TV composers and publishers we represent.

It’s official: Emmy voters adored ASCAP music this past year! The Television Academy has announced that 15 ASCAP scores, themes and songs were nominated for 2016 Primetime Emmys, by a total of 15 individual composers and songwriters. Included in this year's pool are ASCAP workshop grads Jack Dolgen and Robert Duncan.

ASCAP announced the 12 composer participants selected for its prestigious Film Scoring Workshop in LA, led by Emmy award-winning composer Richard Bellis.

ThinkSpace Education has announced three new master’s degree programs: Composing for Video Games, Sound Design for Video Games and Game Music and Audio. These courses are the first online master’s degree programs focusing on the field of game music and sound design. ASCAP members get $1000 off each program.

ASCAP composer Rupert Gregson-Williams’s diverse expertise - scoring Adam Sandler comedies, the animated Bee Movie, and dramas like Hotel Rwanda - makes him one of Hollywood's top composers. So when director David Yates needed an A-plus score to tell the classic Tarzan story in a new way, he tapped Rupert to lead the way.

Sustaining a career is as much about getting work as doing work. So how do film, TV and video game composers actually find work? ASCAP composer Jeremy Borum, author of Guerrilla Film Scoring, explains how diversification, director relationships and being active in the music community can help you score your next gig.

Long before the world heard his summer anthems "Good Time" and "Fireflies," Owl City's Adam Young was a passionate film music fan. Beginning this February, Young began releasing monthly conceptual film scores, each one based on a historical event. We spoke with him about the process behind it all.

The Production Music Association will bring its successful Production Music Conference back on October 17-18 in Santa Monica, CA. The conference will host business, creative and technology panels featuring the best and brightest in the Production Music world and will consist of industry panels, educational seminars with music professionals, and networking events.

ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop grad Nicholas Britell has composed the score for The Big Short, co-produced Whiplash and composed/arranged the on-camera music for 12 Years a list just a few. His newest project: the Civil War epic Free State of Jones, in theaters June 24th.

UK-based composer Martin Phipps has earned two BAFTAs and three Ivor Novello Awards over his prolific film/TV scoring career. We managed to grab some rare free time to chat about his latest TV work on the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

A dream became reality for 20 students from USC’s Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program who were mentored one-on-one by ASCAP composer James Levine - one of the giants of the scoring community. It was all part of The ASCAP Foundation Composer-in-Residence Program at USC, now in its fourth year.

ASCAP members cleaned up at the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, May 1st, winning trophies in all four music composition categories. 10 ASCAP members in total won the golden, atom-carrying lady for their excellence in composing, songwriting, music direction and music supervision for daytime TV programming.

Held at the Sonos Studios in Shoreditch, the event was attended by over 85 of the UK's leading music industry. Max, on piano, performed with a string quartet from the 12 Ensemble and the audience was treated to a live set.

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.

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