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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.

Renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel is the music director of the LA Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, based in his native Venezuela. Dudamel joins ASCAP in the wake of his very first public offering as a composer, the score to Libertador (The Liberator), a biopic about Venezuelan freedom fighter Simón Bolívar.

Throughout his decade-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too Memphis for Nashville, and a top-notch songwriter who should be far better known. Backed by a who's who of Nashville musicians, there's a timeless craftsmanship in his deceptively simple songs about love and home, losses and dreams.

ASCAP’s signature ​event​ will be held April 30th - May 2nd and​ is the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers ​of all genres of music​. The EXPO​ will once again feature creative and business-focused panels, workshops, networking events, performances and ​much ​more.

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival, aka Fimucité, hosted a week of concerts from July 5th through July 12th in the Canary Islands. As part of the proceedings, the Festival honored ASCAP President Paul Williams, ASCAP composer Elliot Goldenthal and SGAE composer Antón García Abril with special awards.

On July 9th, singer-songwriter Louise Goffin brought her new album Songs From the Mine to life at an intimate record release party at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, co-presented by ASCAP. The show found her performing her earthy folk-pop with a small group of veteran session musicians, mostly assembled from the fans and friends who had already planned to come to the show as guests.

Hamilton Leithauser has released his first solo album after more than a decade as The Walkmen's acclaimed frontman. The recording showcases his unique vocals in an array of settings ranging from moody, minimalistic night music to raucous 1970s-inspired rock, blending moody lyrics with uplifting melodies.

The Echo Society presented their second concert “Solstice” in Los Angeles. The sold-out concert presented original works combining chamber music and electronics, all written by members of this LA-based collective of composers and visual artists, many of them members of ASCAP.

As an engineer, ASCAP writer Jesse Shatkin has made his mark on songs for Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry. These days he's stepping out as a songwriter - and considering the success of his Sia co-write "Chandelier," we're going to be hearing a lot more from Shatkin in the near future. We asked him about his journey so far.

For yet another year, ASCAP members dominated the music categories for daytime TV’s highest honor. 12 of our composers and songwriters wrote the five songs and scores highlighted for excellence at the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys.

ASCAP member Horace Silver, one of the most influential pianists and composers in modern jazz, died at his New Rochelle, NY home on Wednesday, June 18th at the age of 85. He will be remembered as a leader of the hard bop school, and as the composer of jazz classics like "Song for My Father."

Singer-songwriter-preacher Bryan Andrew Wilson’s fifth solo project, The One Percent, is his most ambitious offering yet. Born into a musical family and singing with gospel stars since the age of 10, Wilson blends a mix of modern soul, funk and gospel styles in songs full of infectious arrangements and personal lyrics.

ASCAP members Mike Einziger, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Travis Barker and Anne Marie Calhoun are among the music stars who have come together in support of the International Labour Organization “Red Card to Child Labor” campaign.

ASCAP writer-producer Dr. Luke earned the Clive Davis Legend in Songwriting award at the 10th annual Songs of Hope event, which raised $30,000 for City of Hope. At the same event, the charity honored ASCAP for its milestone 100th year of protecting the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers.

ASCAP members Audra Mae and Sydney Wayser have been awarded the prestigious Abe Olman Scholarships by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They’re both old friends of ASCAP: Mae was a special guest at our 2013 Song Camp in France, while Wayser's band CLARA-NOVA was featured at our 2014 Sundance ASCAP Music Café.

A zombie attack and a deadly swordfight were no match for the mighty ASCAP music that thundered through UCLA’s Royce Hall during the Television Academy’s first-ever SCORE! concert. ASCAP was the exclusive PRO sponsor of SCORE!, which presented iconic television music performed by a full orchestra and a 40-voice choir.

Bryan Popin is a versatile ​composer,​ singer​ and​ songwriter whose new record blurs the lines between traditional gospel​/worship​ music and the ​current ​mainstream pop​ and urban sound. Popin brings​ incredible diversity to ​the album, which includes guest vocals from gospel music greats Tamela Mann and Martha Munnizi.