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Marco Benevento's fifth solo recording is his first album filled with songs featuring his lyrics and singing atop his blend of jazz-electronic colors and grooves.

ASCAP member Horace Silver, one of the most influential pianists and composers in modern jazz, died at his New Rochelle, NY home on Wednesday, June 18th at the age of 85. He will be remembered as a leader of the hard bop school, and as the composer of jazz classics like "Song for My Father."

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.

The 2014 inductees were living legends Kenny Burrell, Dick Hyman and Helen Merril, and posthumous honorees Bessie Smith and Juan Tizol. The event also celebrated ASCAP Foundation Jazz Vanguard Award winner Gregory Porter and the recipients of the 2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.

Nathan East has performed or recorded with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyonce, Daft Punk and jazz quartet Fourplay. But East is more than an exceptional bass player; he's a noted musical director with a career that spans decades. In his first ​solo ​release, East shares some of his boundary-breaking style.

The awards are part of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, a special ten-year initiative of the foundation to empower, invest in and celebrate artists by offering flexible, multi-year funding in response to financial challenges that are specific to the performing arts.

The compilation album, which was the product of this past fall's ASCAP Songwriter Residency program, includes seven original songs written and recorded by ASCAP songwriters and America SCORES public school students from five cities across the country. Click through to stream it in full.

Bill Banfield's musical collective creates some of today's most innovative and accessible jazz. The album Playing With Other People's Heads comes from 30 diverse artists collaborating for over four years under executive producer and ASCAP Board member George Duke, who passed away last summer. Click through to preview it now.

The Songwriter Equity Act, a new bill introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age. Get the facts and show your support.

The event, a program of The ASCAP Foundation and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will showcase the work of four young ASCAP members in free concerts on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on March 12th and 13th.

February is Black History Month, a season of celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to our collective history and culture. We're proud that three of the most important black composers of the early 20th century were also among ASCAP's first members. Click through to read more about them and listen to some of their music.

In honor of ASCAP’s 100th birthday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam have proclaimed February 13th, 2014 "ASCAP Day." To mark this momentous day, ASCAP has unveiled its top songs of all-time.

In this special video, more than 50 top ASCAP songwriters and composers from across the musical spectrum, including Usher, Jewel, Brandy Clark, Dr. Luke, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Antebellum and more wish ASCAP a "Happy 100th Birthday."

The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Johnny Mandel Prize, made possible by legendary film/TV composer, arranger and jazz musician Johnny Mandel, and his wife Martha, to further the career of an aspiring jazz composer who is also a recipient of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.

Zane Carney's guitar prowess has found him rocking out with his band Carney, playing in the orchestra pit in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Night musical, and landing a gig as John Mayer's lead guitarist. Over the last few years, Zane's emerged as a gifted songwriter, too. Read Zane's thoughts on how to write memorable instrumental music, the kind you can hear all over his new album Amalgam.