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13th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards

It's All Paul > Playback Winter 2009

Amina & Safia Schmahl > Playback Winter 2009

Bon Iver - Playback Winter 2009

Torica Cornelius > Playback Winter 2009

The 2008 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker

Graham's The Man > Playback Winter 2009

Groovin' on Capitol Hill

Chris Henderson > Playback Winter 2009

Love Fest

Mike and The Bike > Playback Winter 2009

UK WINNERS > Playback Winter 2009

Rocky Mountain Folks Fest > Playback Winter 2009

ASCAP's 15-year partnership with Planet Bluegrass Festivals continued in 2008 with two of Planet Bluegrass's classic events, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Song School, in Lyons, Colorado.

Rubin Performs at Black Caucus > Playback Winter 2009

Johnnie "Smurf" Smith > Playback Winter 2009

Staying Power > Playback winter 2009

Steinberg's Star > Playback Winter 2009

Tribute to CY

Webb Shines in Dallas/Fort Worth

ASCAP Board member Jimmy Webb (pictured) recently spoke and performed at a Dallas/Fort Worth songwriter master class presented by Mary Dawson, of the syndicated radio show, "I Write the Songs."

Members of Fountains of Wayne, Nada Surf, Spin Doctors Play ASCAP Sponsored Benefit for Kelly Buchanan

Kevin Kaisershot Wins Teacher's March Composition Contest

ASCAP members Steve Vai, Jonatha Brooke speak on CCC panel on artist-run labels

Cook County Wins Best Feature Film at the Hollywood Film Festival

ASCAP songwriter Smokey Robinson speaks at CCC's "An Evening with Smokey"

ASCAP songwriter Smokey Robinson speaks at CCC's "An Evening with Smokey"


Faces and Places

Kathryn Salfelder Receives ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble Crediting

World Class Composers

Doyle Scores Igor

World Class Composers

Jazzcap Showcase

Song Camp Creations

Monitor Latino Convention in L.A.

Colombian Singer Songwriter Munera

Two Osorios Create Showcase Event at Miami Art Central

Honoring Great Work

Whadda Juno

ASCAP Sweeps Grammy Classical Composition Category

Harold Meltzer Wins Barlow Prize

Brett Dean Wins 2009 Grawemeyer Award

Thru the Walls: October 2008

Jimmy Cobb and Snooky Young Honored as Jazz Masters

Stephen Schwartz feted at the Pantages


ASCAP writer Frank Fitzpatrick pens the title song for Soul Men

AFI Film Fest shows some Skin



A Milestone Year

Troubled Waters

The plight of our planet's water supply.

Twitter Takes Off

Best in Country


New Members

Jennifer Hudson

With her incredible talent and genuine charm, Chicago native Jennifer Hudson made the leap from American Idol finalist to Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actress in just two years. Hudson won the awards for her role as Effie in the screen adaptation of Dreamgirls , becoming one of the youngest-ever winners of the award.

Alex Lilly

There's a whole world of kaleidoscopic sound inside the head of Alex Lilly, front-lady and songwriter for the Los Angeles pop ensemble Obi Best. On the group's entrancing debut Capades, Lilly fills her eccentric songs of transoceanic yearnings, hidden fantasies and anonymous spite with a twinkling cosmos of a production job.

Aldo Ranks

The Panamanian R&B/hip-hop group La Factoria was created in 2000 by producer Pablo Maestre, better known as DJ Pablito. The DJ's vision helped to lead La Factoria to success on the Billboard charts. Ranks's music with La Factoria proudly embraced caribbean rhythms, helping to propel "Por un Beso Tuyo" up the charts and across International borders.


Presidents Letter

Historic Moment > Playback Winter 2009

The election of Barack Obama was an historic event that demonstrated the power of our democracy. It showed that when many voices come together to speak as one, great things can be accomplished. In these economically uncertain times, we need strong leadership in Washington more than ever before.


Radar Report

20 Years & Still Bouncing…

A Breed Apart

Since the early 1960s, Judy Collins has lent her silvery voice to the work of dozens of great composers and lyricists, ranging from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Webb, Lennon & McCartney to Stephen Sondheim, Weill & Brecht , Jacques Brel, and Yip Harburg, among many more, creating classic renditions of their songs.


Out of Focus

Killer Songwriting

Radio Days

Heavy on chaotic song structures and featuring a bleak storyline, TV on the Radio's 2006 breakout album Return to Cookie Mountain felt like a report from the front lines of battle. "I was a lover, before this war," lead singer Tunde Adebimpe howls at the record's start. That piercing image enthralled nearly every critic who heard it and set the bar high for the art-rockers' recent follow-up Dear Science.

Living Stereo

Good Vibrations


Stepping Out

Brooklyn Bones

Stepping Out: Appointed

Stepping Out: Featured > Playback Winter 2009

Happy Goes To Hollywood

Stepping Out: Honored > Playback Winter 2009

A Night at the Theatre

Stepping Out: Performed

Stepping Out: Premiered

Ray's Tune

Stepping Out: Released

Stepping Out: Signed

Stepping Out: Commissioned

ASCAP writer Lori Barth's "I'm Dreaming of Home" performed at Festival International Musique & Cinéma


The ASCAP Foundation

Joan and Irwin Robinson Scholarship

Eunice and Hal David Instructor-In-Residence Award

Working Together

The Aspire to Inspire Initiative

Cy Coleman Award


The Creators Tool Box

Phone Home

Headphones come in more varieties and offer better performance than ever before. From entry-level earbuds to big-ticket surround-capable headsets, there is a set of 'phones for every budget.


Preamps, which boost the signal of microphones so they can work with mixers and audio interfaces, can be the most important gear in your studio. Here's the lowdown on how to choose and employ the right preamp for any recording situation.

The Art and Craft of Stephen Schwartz

Equally adept as a lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz has enjoyed one of the most prolific and honored careers in history of modern musical theater.

Core Values

TC Electronic's PowerCore 6000 brings the eight FreeScale DSP engine sound of the high-end System 6000 to DAW users.

Getting Drums on Track

Toontrack music's Drumtracker is a standalone drum replacement program for OS X and Windows.

Eight's More Than Enough

The latest version of Digidesign's powerhouse DAW Pro Tools boasts a newly updated user interface and is ripe with new music creation features.

Yes, Master

The Alesis Mastercontrol is both a control surface and audio interface that offers low-latency 44.1–192kHz-recording capability via FireWire.

Nano Nano

Korg's new nanoSeries USB controllers are designed to be both stylish and ultra-compact.