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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 Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age.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.

Established by The ASCAP Foundation in 2002, the program carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of The Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to support this unique program.

The acclaimed composer and ASCAP member dominated the classical categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards with her latest release, Winter Morning Walks, taking home three of the coveted trophies, including Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The classical awards were handed out as part of a pre-show ceremony.

Over nearly 40 years, ASCAP composer and tuba/euphonium player Joseph Daley has contributed to jazz bands led by Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans and more. You can hear his decades of experience in the multi-hued arrangements and musicianship on his 2013 album The Seven Heavenly Virtues. We spoke with Daley about his creative journey on Virtues.

“More Than the Stars” features an extraordinary collaboration among 15 top ASCAP songwriter and composer members, including Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Dan Wilson, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc and others.