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Stapleton took home trophies for Album, Song, Male Vocalist and New Male Vocalist of the Year, Kelsea Ballerini was named top New Female Vocalist, and Old Dominion won best New Vocal Group at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.

Molokai-based songwriter and music publisher Bobby Pileggi has made it his life’s mission to cultivate and foster Hawaii’s talented musical community and to promote the islands’ positive message.

Eight years after his last full-length album and a career that’s branched out into co-hosting NASH FM's America’s Morning Show with Blair, Kelly & Chuck, Chuck Wicks returns with a stunning new record that showcases his masterful writing and singing. Turning Point ranges from good-time songs to deep reflections on love and loss.

Voting is now open for the 2016 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards! If you're an eligible ASCAP writer member, vote for your favorite film score, TV composer and video game score of last year. The winners will be revealed at the ASCAP Screen Music Awards on March 24th.

The ASCAP Board of Directors recently approved changes to the ASCAP Plus Awards - a program that rewards eligible composers earning under $25,000 in domestic royalties a year. ASCAP is the only performing rights organization in the world to offer such a program.

On Tuesday, January 26th, ASCAP hosted its annual Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe in Park City, Utah.

As the Sundance ASCAP Music Café headed into the home stretch of its 8-day run, some of Nashville’s top songwriters embraced the spotlight, including Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated four ASCAP film composers for Best Original Score at the 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards: Jóhann Jóhannson, Ennio Morricone (SIAE), Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

In 1944, Josh White Jr. began performing alongside his legendary father Josh White, a pioneer of folk, blues, spirituals and social activism. With his father, he often shared stages with Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Pete Seeger, Paul Robeson, Burl Ives, and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

We believe ASCAP's visual brand should support our evolution as a leading music rights organization for the 21st century. Our new logo captures ASCAP's core values of transparency, efficiency and dedication to our members and licensees. We’re pleased to share it with you.

Stapleton earned CMA honors for New Artist​,​ Male Vocalis​t and​ Album of the Year for his debut ​record, Traveller​, and, i​n what instantly became one of the most memorable moments of the night, he was joined on​ stage ​for a performance with fellow ASCAP member Justin Timberlake​.

A number of music software developers have begun offering monthly plans that let users pay as they go. Is this the wave of the future or are using just buying time by renting it? Discover the flexible payment options available to you if you want to utilize the latest music creation technology.

In today’s productions, many of a song's elements come from electronic sources—software instruments, digital keyboards, or other non-human sound generators. Find out how to add a more heart into your music with these simple recording tips using common percussive instruments or a single - human - string player.

Latin Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Adrián Pieragostino was born in Caracas, Venezuela. The son of Italian immigrants, he attended the National Conservatory of Music in Caracas and, after college, joined the band Ghosts of the Caribbean, based in Mexico City. With the group, Adrián received international recognition.

In April of 2013, ASCAP singer-songwriter PJ found herself in LA attending the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO. She was looking for an internship. She got a record deal instead. In the last year, she’s written singles for Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B. and Chris Brown & Tyga. And she’s already dropping some delectable tidbits from her upcoming Rare project, set to drop very soon.