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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.

New York may not be the capital of film/TV music, but there's some amazing music coming out of NYC these days. What is it like to be a composer so far away from Hollywood? We spoke with Danny Bensi, Ian Hultquist and Simon Taufique - three ASCAP composers who’ve spent time living and working in the Big Apple.

ASCAP members upheld their dominance of daytime TV by winning four out of five music categories at this year's Daytime Creative Arts Emmys. Nine of our composers and songwriters wrote the songs and scores highlighted for their excellence at the 42nd annual ceremony, held on April 24th at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

Find out how the ASCAP Composer Spotlight is creating real opportunities for our members by connecting film, television and video game producers with some of the best and brightest emerging composers.

For yet another year, ASCAP members have taken the large majority of music nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards. 39 ASCAP composers and songwriters wrote or music supervised a 75% of the songs and scores nominated for the 42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys.

The NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in memory of Buddy Baker will immerse participants in both classical Hollywood film scoring and the techniques of the modern scoring world. Led by industry professionals, dedicated sessions will address the creative process, orchestrating, conducting, music editing and MIDI mockups.

Join host John Debney and step inside our Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, a renowned incubator for emerging composers. 12 participants will get a month's worth of insider's perspective from film music experts, and record an original composition with a 60-piece orchestra. Serious about film composing? Then apply by April 1st!

The Lion King musical recently became the highest-grossing entertainment event of all time. Behind its success is the visionary director Julie Taymor. So much of her work for stage and screen has involved musical collaborations. We spoke with her about working with music creators to unite sound and vision into a compelling whole.

The Oticons Faculty Film Music Competition is back again! This annual competition helps to discover, nurture and cultivate film composing talents with a unique voice. Submissions are open 'til April 10th, 2015; ASCAP composers get a 25% discount on submission fees. Click through to find out how!

Buzz bands aren't the only music creators worth hearing at SXSW this week! The 2015 SXSW Film Festival (March 13 to 21) runs parallel to the SXSW Music Festival, and many of the most hotly-tipped films feature scores by ASCAP composers. Here are 34 SXSW films scored by our members. See you in Austin!

ASCAP hosted its 30th annual Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on March 9th. The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony paid special tribute to Elliot Goldenthal and Deborah Lurie, and honored the composers of the top film, television and video game music of 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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