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Bentley claims 5 nods, including Song of the Year for "I Hold On," written with fellow ASCAP member Brett James. Brandy Clark and Kip Moore tapped for Best New Artist and 2013 Entertainer of the Year George Strait vies for the title again.

As a trio of African-American pre-teens playing heavy metal, Unlocking the Truth can't help but stand out. But it takes more than unique demographics to open for Guns N’ Roses and Motörhead and score a Sony record deal Unlocking the Truth sound like very little else in metal, and perform with the confidence of a seasoned band of pros.

Renowned R&B singer-songwrite​r Montell Jordan​ ​is now the lead worship pastor at Victory World Church near Atlanta, where he leads a fantastic gospel-rock orchestra that has just finished its second album, Covered. Jordan's musical team takes 10​ ​​well-known​ gospel songs and presents​ each with their own unique worship sound.

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced its nominees for the 2014 World Soundtrack Awards, and 12 out of 15 nominations went to members of ASCAP's international family of composers and songwriters. Our nominees include 2014 Oscar winner Steven Price (Gravity) and Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert (All Is Lost).

After gaining the world’s – and Katy Perry’s – attention with her remarkable pop single “Catch” earlier this year, the enigmatic LA-by-way-of-Toronto singer-songwriter talks about her creative life and working on her musical vision.

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.

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.