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Young film music creators are invited to compete for the FMF Young Talent Award. Submitted pieces will be evaluated by a jury of film music professionals, and the victorious suite will be played during the closing concert of the Krakow Film Music Festival on September 28th in Krakow, Poland.

ASCAP composer James Levine is one of the millions of Americans whose livelihoods are threatened by outdated music licensing rules. Read his Roll Call op-ed, calling for a licensing system that lets music creators get the fair market value of their work.

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival, aka Fimucité, hosted a week of concerts from July 5th through July 12th in the Canary Islands. As part of the proceedings, the Festival honored ASCAP President Paul Williams, ASCAP composer Elliot Goldenthal and SGAE composer Antón García Abril with special awards.

Alan Bergman, Michael Giacchino, Bruce Broughton, Paul Williams and more will perform their film music classics with the Pasadena POPS at the Hooray for Hollywood concert in Pasadena, CA, part of ASCAP's centennial celebration.

ASCAP composers and songwriters have clinched the majority of music nominations in the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with 19 members and foreign affiliates earning a total of 20 nods for the 2014 awards. Among our nominees are Emmy veterans Bear McCreary, John Lunn, Elliot Lawrence and John Kavanaugh.

The Echo Society presented their second concert “Solstice” in Los Angeles. The sold-out concert presented original works combining chamber music and electronics, all written by members of this LA-based collective of composers and visual artists, many of them members of ASCAP.

For yet another year, ASCAP members dominated the music categories for daytime TV’s highest honor. 12 of our composers and songwriters wrote the five songs and scores highlighted for excellence at the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys.

In a career stretching over some 20 years, Chicago composer-musician Joshua Abrams has improvised with many towering figures in free jazz, and collaborated with a menagerie of respected artists from across the genre spectrum. More recently, Abrams has turned to film scoring. His third film Life Itself, out July 4th nationwide, documents the life of another one of Chicago's native sons, film critic Roger Ebert.

ASCAP's 29th annual Film & Television Music Awards paid special tribute to Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, and honored composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2013.

ASCAP composer member Mary Rodgers, a longtime Board member of The ASCAP Foundation and a member of the ASCAP Board from 1995 to 1999, died at her Manhattan home on June 26 at the age of 83, following a long illness.

From the introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act (SEA) to the Department of Justice’s review of the ASCAP Consent Decree, there is much at stake today in the world of music creators. ASCAP’s Music Advocacy Project page is a great resource that gives you the facts on the issues and a way to join our music advocacy efforts.

ASCAP members Mike Einziger, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Travis Barker and Anne Marie Calhoun are among the music stars who have come together in support of the International Labour Organization “Red Card to Child Labor” campaign.

A zombie attack and a deadly swordfight were no match for the mighty ASCAP music that thundered through UCLA’s Royce Hall during the Television Academy’s first-ever SCORE! concert. ASCAP was the exclusive PRO sponsor of SCORE!, which presented iconic television music performed by a full orchestra and a 40-voice choir.

The song was written and recorded by Brazilian blockbuster film composer Heitor Pereira (The Smurfs films, Despicable Me films) and 20 sixth grade America SCORES Los Angeles students at Remote Control Productions.

James Levine scores the adventures of high school a cappella singers, devious witches and police detectives alike on hit TV shows Glee, American Horror Story and Rizzoli & Isles. Before you cast your vote for the ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards, get a glimpse into the working life of this nominee.

Since moving to LA from his native Israel, Lior Rosner has made a name for himself as a versatile composer for film, TV, video games, trailers and commercials. But concert music has always been dear to Rosner's heart, and his artistry is on full display on his new collection of vocal and instrumental works, Awake and Dream.

As the composer for 24, Bones, Elementary and Homeland, Sean Callery spends his days scoring some of the more fascinating forensic detectives and CIA operatives on TV. A couple weeks after Callery's new series 24: Live Another Day premiered on Fox, the affable ASCAP composer shared his approach to some of TV's biggest shows.


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