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The agreement is a first for both the music and restaurant industries, ​and represents a movement that will impact the lives of aspiring songwriters and artists through integrated live performances, ​educational music programs​ and more.

ASCAP will honor Trisha Yearwood with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award at the 53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, to be held on Monday, November 2nd. The ASCAP Voice of Music Award is a prestigious honor that ASCAP presents to songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation.

The track “The Best Me I Can Be” was co-written and performed by chart-topping songwriter Dave Berg (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney) with songwriter-producer Tony Esterly and 16 America SCORES Portland students from Davis Elementary School.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers premieres the first music video, “The World’s on Fire,” from ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7 today with Elmore Magazine.

ASCAP honored the team behind the hit single at a #1 Party in Nashville on Mon., July 13th. Tursi, a member of acclaimed country band Old Dominion, earned his first #1 alongside co-writer Jonathan Singleton, who celebrated his fifth.

Angaleena Presley is best-known as a member of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Her stunning debut record, American Middle Class, shows why she is one of country’s best female singer-songwriters.

John Anderson is a country legend known for his immediately recognizable earthy voice and honest songwriting. Goldmine is his first new music in 9 years and 23rd album. It is filled with evocative, passionately played songs celebrating moments in real life.

ASCAP announced that Michael Martin will head its Nashville Membership office in the role of Vice President, reporting directly to EVP of Membership John Titta. Martin has been with ASCAP for more than five years.

ASCAP Nashville’s Michael Martin commented, “Robert and Evyn are such an integral part of the ASCAP Creative staff. They helped build the foundation of the excellent team we have in place in Nashville, and we are so excited to welcome Beth as the newest addition to that team..."

Nominations for the 2015 Americana Music Awards were announced yesterday, with ASCAP members dominating the Duo/Group of the Year category, including Punch Brothers, The Mavericks, The Lone Bellow & Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn.

Whitey Morgan is the real deal: a whiskey poet, tele-twanger-banger, road warrior and artist who laughs at it all. On his latest album, Sonic Ranch, this country outlaw bandleader delivers one fantastic song after another about living in the rough-and-tumble world of honky tonks, frustrated dreams and broken relationships.

Hit country songwriter Walt Aldridge and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Alonzo “Zo” Lee will participate in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency in St. Louis, a partnership with America SCORES. The Residency provides a platform for songwriters to inspire public school students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, March 23rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

Grammy-nominated songwriter-artist Gretchen Peters' new album, Blackbirds, is full of moody and captivating songs about lost souls and people trapped in the darkness, trying to find their way out. The album ponders mortality, family and faith in songs that soothe and lift the spirit - even in the darkest of times.