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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.

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 Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age.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