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Cole Quest carries on his family’s musical legacy with his debut release, featuring some of New York City’s best pickers and a collection of original and unique covers.

“Rising Star” Roxy Coss, selected to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival as part of a joint partnership with The ASCAP Foundation, talks about the opportunity to perform at the festival, fresh off her new album’s release.

​Three days of live music​ curated by ASCAP​ featured performances from emerging songwriter-artists Jillian Jacqueline, CJ Solar and more at Ascend Amphitheater,​ and a hit ​song​writers round at the HGTV Lodge​ hosted by the Property Brothers.​

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.

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