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 Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age.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

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.

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.

Many a classical composer has forged a parallel career track in film. And while Benjamin Wallfisch (PRS) ostensibly follows that tradition, he merges his gifts as an orchestral colorist and a cinematic storyteller like never before in his score to Summer in February. A few days before the film's US debut, we caught up with Wallfisch about his score.

Dickon Hinchliffe (PRS) was the resident string player and arranger for Tindersticks for 15 years. Now he's bringing his classical and band backgrounds to bear as a film composer. Hinchliffe's score for Out of the Furnace uses banjo, guitar, piano and a string orchestra to create an emotional landscape for a decaying Pennsylvania steel town. He chatted with us about the process.

Commissioned by ASCAP for its upcoming 100th birthday, the short film provides an intimate look into the hearts, minds and musical gifts of 15 of today's top songwriters and composers, and features an unprecedented collaborative musical score.

From trading securities to producing and licensing in-demand music for the global music industry, Wrong Planet Managing Director Mark Turner is a man on a mission. Jetting between LA and London, this British ASCAP publisher visited ASCAP’s London office to chat about his new record label Artillery Recordings.

British DJ Whitey wrote a righteous riposte to a TV production company trying to license his music for free. Outrageous as this practice of "gratis licensing" is, it's just one symptom of a devaluation of music creation that involves and affects everyone - music users, consumers and creators alike.

The Social in the West End of London played host to ASCAP Presents..., an acoustic showcase and networking event highlighting some of today's best unsigned artists. This edition featured the sounds of Henry Green, Viktor Taiwo and Max Marshall. Click through for the full story.

Whether he's writing for kazoos or scoring for a 70-piece orchestra, PRS composer Daniel Pemberton's musical offerings are always an exciting prospect. Pemberton supplied an epic, unique score for Ridley Scott's dark thriller The Counselor, in theaters October 25th, every bit as distinctive as the film itself. We asked him how he did it.

The 33rd Annual ASCAP London Awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where Steve Mac, Ed Drewett and Universal Music Publishing were among top honorees of the night. Click through for a full list of winners.

Hans Zimmer was a big winner at the 2013 Classic BRIT Awards, held October 2nd at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The superstar ASCAP composer earned two trophies at the ceremony: Composer of the Year (on the basis of his scores for The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel) and the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.