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On Bobby Long’s third recording, Ode to Thinking, the British-born singer-songwriter returned to basics—writing songs on his acoustic guitar and testing them at shows before going into the studio. The result is 11 songs by an acute observer of the contours and contradictions of modern living.

The three packed days of programming includes top speakers and performers as well as over 40 panels on music creation, business, marketing, music placement and more.

Chosen by industry experts, the prize is only open to new artists who will release their debut album next year. The singer has already performed to thousands, supporting acts including 2013 Critics' Choice winner Tom Odell and John Newman.

On October 25th, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 14th World Soundtrack Awards. English composer Daniel Pemberton was named Discovery of the Year, French film music legend Francis Lai earned a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Belgian composer Michelino Bisceglia won the Spotify Public Choice Award.

Pop artist Olly Murs was honoured at this years ASCAP/PRS London awards show for his song Troublemaker. A co-write with fellow Brit Steve Robson, the song reached number 1 in the UK and attained Platinum status in the US.

ASCAP hosted its 34th awards presentation in London, honoring those songwriter, composers and publisher members of PRS for Music whose repertory is licensed by ASCAP and was among its most performed works in the US during 2013.

ASCAP President Paul Williams presented an award to Irish writers Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer. The award was jointly given by Irish performing rights organization IMRO and ASCAP to recognize their continued success in America.

David Ryan Jordan has been promoted to Associate Director of the International Membership team in ASCAP’s London office, it was announced by VP of Membership, International, Seán Devine.

ASCAP London presented an acoustic showcase to an industry-filled room on Wednesday, June 11th. The show, which was the third in a series of showcases in conjunction with the successful Pull The Plug Promotions.

Last week ASCAP was a key sponsor of The Bucks Music Group Writing week, held at the iconic RAK studios in St John's Wood. The key focus for the camp was ‘Breaking Artists.’

Soundcheque is a different model for connecting composers and songwriters with music users, which promises a way around a lot of conventional royalty systems’ problems. Laura Westcott, its founder and CEO, explains why she created it, how it works, and where she plans to take it.

The annual Ivor Novello awards show is presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music and is now in its 59th year. The show has become the pinnacle of the song writing year with attendance at a record high this year.

Armed with gritty vocals, ferocious drumming and distorted bass, UK’s heavy blues duo Royal Blood are gearing up for a scorched earth musical attack at several high-profile summer festivals in England. The performances come on the heels of their four song EP, Out of the Black, newly released in the US.

ASCAP was proud to be involved with the 2014 Sundance Film and Music Festival London, running from April 25-27th at the O2 Arena. ASCAP's London office booked the music for the Saturday night concert at the newly opened Brooklyn Bowl inside the O2.

Two outdated portions of the Copyright Act prevent songwriters and composers from receiving royalty rates that reflect fair market value. Find out what this means for you and why now is the time to fix it.

ASCAP members were the stars of the night at the 2014 Brit Awards, hosted at London's O2 Arena. The show included performance by Ellie Goulding, Beyonce and Arctic Monkeys among others. Click through for a full list of winners.

On February 16th, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts named ASCAP composer Steven Price's score to Gravity as Best Original Score in the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards. Price has already earned a Critics' Choice Award, a Golden Globe nomination and and Oscar nod for his riveting work.