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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 one 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.

Music is one of America's greatest cultural exports. Of course, the globalization of music cuts both ways. In celebration of the global scope of the ASCAP repertory, we’re thrilled to present 5 ASCAP international writers who are currently making waves around the world.

The ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop has awarded Ariel Marx the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Henry Mancini Music Fellowship. The award provides development & support for an exceptionally talented young film composer.

Williams joins fellow ASCAP music creators Gustavo Santaolalla, Patrick Doyle, Michael Giacchino, Peer Kleinschmidt and John Paesano in winning top honors at the World Soundtrack Awards at the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium.

Dapper British ex-pat Rupert Parkes, better known as Photek, made his name as a DJ in the burgeoning British electronica scene of the 1990s. Now he's creating his signature cryptic beatscapes for the hit mystery show How to Get Away with Murder.

Giovanni Mancini has been chosen as the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Jimmy Van Heusen Award, presented to the Workshop composer with the Best Score. Pru Montin received special mention for her effective use of original sounds.

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 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 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.

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.

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