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ThinkSpace Education has announced three new master’s degree programs: Composing for Video Games, Sound Design for Video Games and Game Music and Audio. These courses are the first online master’s degree programs focusing on the field of game music and sound design. ASCAP members get $1000 off each program.

ASCAP music was well-represented at the 61st Ivor Novello Awards on May 19 at Grosvenor House in London, honoring excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

Held at the Sonos Studios in Shoreditch, the event was attended by over 85 of the UK's leading music industry. Max, on piano, performed with a string quartet from the 12 Ensemble and the audience was treated to a live set.

Our ASCAP UK team (Simon Greenaway and David Ryan Jordan) were thrilled to present ASCAP Awards yesterday to Anthony and Michael Hannides (aka Make You Know Love aka MYKL) for co-writing and producing the smash international #1 hit "Pillowtalk" by Zayn. Congrats, gentlemen!

ASCAP was a co-sponsor at this year's Downtown Benelux and Cloud 9 writing camp, held at the SMP Studio complex in Amsterdam.

ASCAP hosted over 300 special invited writers, publishers, managers, artists and representatives from the European collection societies to celebrate a record year for ASCAP both internationally and in the US.

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.

All of us at ASCAP are over the moon about our songwriter Amy Wadge, and the incredible success of her Ed Sheeran co-write “Thinking Out Loud.” On October 12th, Spotify announced that it had become the first-ever song to top 500 million streams.

ASCAP works with organizations all over the world to ensure that you receive royalties for your music, wherever it’s performed. Here are five steps you can take to help maximize your income when your music is used abroad.

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.

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.

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.

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