ASCAP writer/singer/guitarist Allan Harris is that rare creator who plays everything well - jazz, R&B, rock, country, you name it. Versatility is all part of Harris's philosophy. Here, he explains how it informs his new album Open Up Your Mind and his music career in general.
What started as an awareness campaign in response to a tragic rash of teen suicides due to bullying has become a full-on online movement. Ernst is one of its most outspoken ambassadors, bringing the Love Is Louder campaign's message of love and empowerment directly to kids and high school students nationwide.
Nothing can sum up an emotionally turbulent week like this one quite like some new music from iconoclastic filmmaker David Lynch. Give a listen to the debut single from his first-ever solo album, Crazy Clown Time.
ASCAP composer Cody Westheimer recently participated in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. For Westheimer, sports and fitness are more than hobbies - they're intertwined with his scoring in fascinating ways. Westheimer took time from his regimented work/train/eat/sleep cycle to give us insight into his unique story.
Earlier this week, my favorite heavy metal blog Invisible Oranges posted a piece by Doug Moore of New York death metal band Pyrrhon on the Top 5 Advantages of Digital Music.
Indiana's Dreamers of the Ghetto soared right out of the gate earlier this month with their debut Enemy/Lover, an album of blissful guitar jangle, new wave production and anthemic choruses. They gave us the skinny on the band's origins and answered a few questions about what it's like to have three family members in a four-person band.
The Kidz Bop franchise has become a phenomenon by remaking Top 40 songs by, and for, kids. We asked one of the 11 million youngsters who's bought the most recent edition about her perspective.
Three years ago, on October 10, 2008, I was diagnosed in my thirties with triple negative breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, and unexpectedly thrown into a whirlwind of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
How do you feel about leotards? What about shadow puppets? Staggering voices and jaunty chamber ensembles? You'll find all of the above in this new video from My Brightest Diamond, whose new album <em>All Things Will Unwind</em> is out this week.
October 20th is the National Day on Writing. To commemorate the occasion, we examined two writers who have explored the nexus of music and prose: an ASCAP songwriter who's also a novelist, and a respected music blogger with a taste for extreme metal.
Deborah Pearl's Heartfelt Souvenir of ASCAP Jazz Legend Benny Carter
Domenic Romeo, guitarist for hardcore band Pulling Teeth, has a pretty hilarious story to share about the musical inspiration behind his tattoo. Watch this video to find out why his bandmate Mitch Roemer should be embarrassed whenever he sees Romeo's ankle.
Need some help setting the mood this Halloween? We compiled eight of the freakiest pieces of Halloween ear candy we could think of, each one ideal for haunting your dreams and scaring the neighbors. Good luck getting to sleep tonight!