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The closing scene of Mad Men’s much-anticipated series finale featured the groundbreaking Coca-Cola ad, which made brilliant use of the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” We asked one of the song’s writers (and former ASCAP EVP of International) Roger Greenaway about its origin.

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.

As sweeping changes affect the music industry, ASCAP is blazing a new path forward on the heels of announcing historic high revenues, distributions and member success. Read remarks from ASCAP’s annual meeting on April 30th by ASCAP’s President Paul Williams, CEO Beth Matthews and EVP of Membership John Titta.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Eric Kaz is modest and unassuming but he has a formidable catalogue of songs written over the past four decades.

Clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen brings her musical worlds together on her seventh album, Luminosa. The Israeli virtuoso instrumentalist and bandleader draws on her love of jazz, Brazilian classics and Choro, and electronica to create an album that is filled with warm, rich original compositions and inventive covers.

One of the most critical areas of any mix is in the low end - the frequency area around 200Hz and below. Managing those frequencies isn’t just important for your basses, low brass, kick drums, synths and other keyboards. “Hidden” low-frequency energy can play a role in your overall mix, too.

Find out how the ASCAP Composer Spotlight is creating real opportunities for our members by connecting film, television and video game producers with some of the best and brightest emerging composers.

Save 40% off the cover price! Award-winning music writer Bruce Pollock explores the growth and changes within ASCAP and its relationship to emerging technologies, in the context of 100 years of an ever-evolving music business.

You've captured the perfect take. But when it comes time to mix, you notice that something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s some hiss, pickup hum, or a ’plosion on the vocal track. When timeline editing or EQ don’t work, call the plug-in equivalent of sonic mechanics: audio repair software. Here's how.

The 30th Annual Stellar Awards were held March 28th, 2015 at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and ASCAP members came home with great triumphs. Congratulations to all our talented ASCAP members who won Stellar Awards this year!

All of the top thinkers in the digital marketing space believe in the value of killer, owned content to market your music. But what are you supposed to say, and when is the best time to say it? Here are nine steps from CyberPR's Ariel Hyatt to help you create consistent content to market your music in 2015 and beyond.

Gather your receipts and fire up Quickbooks - it’s tax season! Whether you’re getting a refund from Uncle Sam or you’re helping him buy a new top hat this year, songwriters and composers have some unique filing opportunities that you might not know about. We asked a couple of tax experts for tips for music creators.

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