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The Library of Congress annually selects 25 sound recordings to the registry to preserve them as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures, representing the richness and diversity of the American soundscape.

ASCAP singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke's musical play My Mother Has Four Noses chronicles the years that Brooke looked after her mother as she descended into Alzheimer's and eventually passed away. We spoke to Brooke about channeling the experience into some of the most beautiful, unflinching music of her career.

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 Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age.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

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.

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews’ new musical, Witness Uganda, will have its world premiere at The American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University on February 12th. It is directed by Tony Award-winning A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus.

Former ASCAP President Morton Gould would have turned 100 on December 10th, 2013. Read through the highlights of this Pulitzer Prize-winning composer's incredible career, and listen to some of his greatest works on our Spotify playlist.

The singer-songwriter was honored at the 18th annual ASCAP Foundation Awards in recognition of his leadership in efforts to increase awareness of disadvantaged children in American cities. The Foundation also honored Tony Award-winning lyricist Martin Charnin with the inaugural George M. Cohan Award.

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.

Breuer and Schleifer have collaborated on a new musical work billed as a Bunraku Puppet Pop-Opera, and which The New York Times has described as “A comic spectacle… an acid trip collage of philosophy, mythology and lyric poetry.”

Led by Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the workshop will take place February 11th-13th, 2014 at the DreamWorks Animation Studios. Submissions must be received in the ASCAP office by November 26th, 2013.

The five nights of free concerts in November will feature performances by Klea Blackhurst, Corey Cott, Jason Graae, Kara Lindsay, Tony-nominated songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony nominee Ron Raines and more.

Pandora has launched an aggressive campaign to pay songwriters and composers less. Add your name to our petition asking incoming Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews to stop attacking songwriters, and share the message on Twitter and Facebook.

The Affordable Care Act starts to roll out on October 1st and ASCAP has partnered with Sterling Healthworks to give songwriters, composers and small music publishers an easy way to get answers and guidance in selecting health plans.