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Michael Feinstein and ASCAP's film music elite came out to play at the Pasadena POPS’ "Hooray for Hollywood" concert, in celebration of ASCAP's 100th birthday. Michael Giacchino, Bruce Broughton, Alan Bergman and Paul Williams performed their film music classics, along with a bevy of powerhouse guest vocalists.

ASCAP members Lin-Manuel Miranda and Don Was, and PRS/ASCAP affiliate Michael Price, took home trophies at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmys. Miranda won for his theme to the 2013 Tonys; Was earned an Emmy for music directing The Beatles: The Night That Changed America special; Price won for his music to Sherlock.

ASCAP members get 20% off tickets to see the classic Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, starring Wayne Brady, at the Pasadena Playhouse from 9/16 to 10/12. Click through to get your discount.

ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild of America held a gathering in Los Angeles of their respective West Coast members. The event was intended to foster relationships between ASCAP composers and Dramatist Guild playwrights.

ASCAP composer member Mary Rodgers, a longtime Board member of The ASCAP Foundation and a member of the ASCAP Board from 1995 to 1999, died at her Manhattan home on June 26 at the age of 83, following a long illness.

The 68th Tony Awards were broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 8th from New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall. ASCAP members took home a total of six awards, including Best Musical, Best Revival of a Musical and Best Original Score.

From the introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act (SEA) to the Department of Justice’s review of the ASCAP Consent Decree, there is much at stake today in the world of music creators. ASCAP’s Music Advocacy Project page is a great resource that gives you the facts on the issues and a way to join our music advocacy efforts.

The awards are part of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, a special ten-year initiative of the foundation to empower, invest in and celebrate artists by offering flexible, multi-year funding in response to financial challenges that are specific to the performing arts.

ASCAP... A Centennial Celebration was held on the evening of April 30th at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, and starred Feinstein, who hosts the annual concert series Standard Time with Michael Feinstein at the famed venue, along with special guests.

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.