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Hamilton is composer, rapper, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary new musical headed for Broadway. At the 2012 EXPO, he talked about his creative process and gave attendees a glimpse into his new work.

ASCAP was in full force throughout the 2015 South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, sharing our music at must-attend showcases and our important messages on panels in the Austin Convention Center. Check out our wrap-up.

ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, March 23rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

With a diverse lineup of fresh, young R&B and hip-hop talent and a packed house the entire night, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul team’s opening-night showcase felt like the best backyard party you’ve ever been to. It was a perfect way to kick off SXSW.

ASCAP’s annual SXSW show at the Red-Eyed Fly delivered thrills and chills with knock-out performances from BEGINNERS, Alex Winston, Wildling, The Karma Killers, Machineheart, Talk in Tongues and Plain White T’s.

ASCAP will host several exciting events, including three diverse “ASCAP Presents…at SXSW” showcases, at this year’s SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX.

Past EXPO attendees say it best in our sizzling new ASCAP EXPO promo video: “This is the place to be,” “The different workshops are awesome,” “If you’re not doing things such as this, how are you going to meet people,” and “I’m in a whole new place because of the EXPO!” See for yourself.

Grammy-nominated songwriter-artist Gretchen Peters' new album, Blackbirds, is full of moody and captivating songs about lost souls and people trapped in the darkness, trying to find their way out. The album ponders mortality, family and faith in songs that soothe and lift the spirit - even in the darkest of times.

With GRAMMY weekend in full swing, ASCAP welcomed its nominated songwriters and composers to its annual GRAMMY Nominees Brunch. In the stylish setting of the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, guests gathered to eat, drink and toast this year’s honorees.

The US Copyright Office has released an in-depth study on music licensing. The study details the antiquated current system, and makes recommendations to balance the needs of songwriters, composers, music publishers and other stakeholders.

The 2015 edition of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café wrapped up its eight-day run after electrifying performances by Lindsey Stirling, top Nashville songwriters, Allen Stone, O.A.R. and more.

Scott Weiland talks about his new band, The Wildabouts, and how excited he is about their new music. Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts performed two powerful sets at the 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café in Park City, UT.

Louise Goffin’s parents are songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. After her father’s passing, Louise worked with his longtime collaborator, Barry Goldberg, on an EP of rarely heard songs that Gerry co-wrote. Appleonfire is filled with magnificent songs, beautifully rendered. Listen to Louise's thoughts about this loving tribute to her father.

On Tuesday, January 27th, ASCAP hosted its annual Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe in Park City, Utah.

After an exciting opening weekend, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café continued to deliver musical thrills on days 4 and 5 of its eight-day run run with performances by Dylan Gardner, Baskery, Leon Bridges, Rainey Qualley, John Fullbright and more.