SUMMER 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS
ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team Honors Nominees at a Pre-VMA Bowling Night Hosted by The-Dream
In honor of this year's ASCAP VMA nominees, ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team held a bowling night at Lucky Strike in LA, prior to the ceremony. The event, hosted by The-Dream, drew attendance from celebrity guests including actress Elise Neal and singer Brandy.
ASCAP Gets Warped
Songwriter Ray De Niro talks to "On the Come Up" about his money-making strategy for the music industry.
Songwriter Ray De Niro talks to "On the Come Up" about his money-making strategy for the music industry.
Jhene Aiko, Stacy Barthe and Chantel McCrary Make Ladies Night Shine
Nick Ashford, of the Legendary Songwriting Duo Ashford & Simpson, Dies at 70
ASCAP member Nikolas Ashford, 70, husband and longtime songwriting and performing partner of ASCAP Board member Valerie Simpson, died on August 23, 2011 at a Manhattan hospital where he was being treated for throat cancer.
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Announces Establishment of New Chapter in Nashville
The Association of Independent Music Publishers Nashville chapter will operate alongside existing chapters and present panels, workshops, networking opportunities and events focusing on topics important to publishers and the music community at large.
Mercury Prize Shortlist Names Announced
Five ASCAP/PRS members landed on the shortlist for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the UK's most prestigious music award, including PJ Harvey, Elbow, Everything Everything, Jon Hopkins and James Blake.
ASCAP and America SCORES Enroll Top Artists to Write and Record with Inner City School Kids
ASCAP Songwriter Residency Brings Much Needed Spotlight to Youth and Announces First Commercial CD Release, Other Voices, Other Rooms
Martha Wainwright's Surprise Show at Annie O's
Following a very intimate and surprise performance at the Annie O's Music Series at the Cooper Square Hotel, which showcases music from around the world, ASCAP's Loretta Munoz checked in with Martha Wainwright.
ASCAP Joins k.d. lang for Her Show at the Beacon Theater in New York
ASCAP Members Garner Majority of 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations
Songwriter Cassius D. Kalb shows “On the Come Up” why your lens should be focused on him.
Producer J.O.N talks to “On the Come Up” about making soundwaves in the music industry.
Songwriter Kam Parker shows “On the Come Up” why your lens should be focused on him.
How I Survived the Maryland Death Fest
ASCAP Members Help Joplin Recover
Check Out Photos from Wilco’s Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival
Gomez Gives Birth to New Album, New Life
Gotham City Hitmakers Mix with ASCAP at Downtown Music
Oh, What a Day!
Playback Field Recording -
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Parlours Takes ASCAP's Pop Quiz, Dreams of Chicago
We Govern We Take ASCAP's Pop Quiz, Take Notes on Toilet Paper
Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Book of Mormon Dominates Tony Award Wins
We Write the Songs 2011
The ASCAP Foundation and the Library of Congress jointly celebrated the third anniversary of the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress – the gift by The ASCAP Foundation of original manuscripts, photos, lyric sheets and other materials.
NY Sessions Presents Straight Talk From Industry Experts
ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams hosted an educational presentation and concert at the Library of Congress featuring three-time Grammy-winning children's and folk music performer Tom Chapin.
Bruno Mars Grabs Multiple Nods, Leads ASCAP Member Nominations for the 2011 BET Awards
ASCAP's Shawn LeMone Welcomes Guild of Music Supervisors at CCC Meeting
PROTECT IP Act and S. 978
On May 26, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved unanimously by a voicevote, "The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act" (PROTECT IP Act), S. 968. The legislation was introduced on May 12 focuses on new measures by which to address rogue websites that facilitate infringing activity and counterfeit products.
Maps & Atlases: Live at ASCAP
California Copyright Conference and Guild of Music Supervisors Meet in LA
Defining The Times: ASCAP Members Top Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters List
ASCAP Congratulates Americana Music Awards Nominees
John Rich Earns $1.3M for Charity on Celebrity Apprentice
Plan B, Muse, Stephen Sondheim Win Big at the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards in London
Sonhdeim won the PRS for Music Special International Award as the UK music industry gathered to honour the songs and their writers that made 2010 an amazing musical year.
ASCAP Atlanta Hosts New Series, "Check It Out!"
ASCAP Seizes the Day
Ammo & JKash R Who They R
ASCAP Members Take Top Honors at 42nd Annual Dove Awards
In Memoriam: Morty Jacobs, 1917 - 2011
ASCAP at the MUSEXPO
ASCAP Musical Theatre Elite Packs 2011 Tony Nominations
ASCAP/PRS Members collect the majority of the nominations at this years Ivor Novello Awards
“On the Come Up” chats with songwriter Lyrica Anderson about being the real deal in the music industry.
ASCAP Gets Teed Off at Golf Outing
Songwriter Prissy Polet talks to “On the Come Up” about her musical style that’s far from prim and proper.
Producer Triza explains to “On the Come Up” why he can’t be stopped.
The California Copyright Conference Goes Global
ASCAP Composer Zhou Long Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music
ASCAP composer Zhou Long has been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his opera, Madame White Snake, which was premiered by the Boston Opera in February of last year. This was Zhou's first opera and tells the story of a snake demon that chooses to take on a human form to experience love, rather than maintain its immortality.
ASCAP Composers Marco Beltrami, Sean Callery, Jim Dooley and Scott Starrett Hit High Note at the 2011 WonderCon
“On the Come Up” chats with producer, Alex “Don Cheegro” Chiger, about his budding reign in music.
Songwriting duo, Royal Flush, shares their deck of plans for the music industry with “On the Come Up.”
Songwriter Wynter Gordon, talks to “On the Come Up” about heating up the music industry.
Watch video of ASCAP's 2011 General Annual Membership Meeting
The ASCAP Daily Brief for Wednesday, August 31
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The ASCAP Daily Brief for Tuesday, July 12
The ASCAP Daily Brief for Monday, July 11
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The ASCAP Daily Brief for Tuesday, April 26
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The ASCAP Daily Brief for Friday, April 22
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The ASCAP Daily Brief for Friday, April 15
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The ASCAP Daily Brief for Wednesday, April 13
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The ASCAP Daily Brief for Monday, April 11
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Faces and Places
Brandon Heath Unveils Music Video for "The Light In Me"
Two-time GMA Male Vocalist of the Year and multiple GRAMMY Award nominee Brandon Heath rolled out his latest music video, "The Light In Me," on August 17. This is Heath’s second single from his chart-topping third studio project, Leaving Eden.
Gospel Music Association Appoints Executive Director
Music industry veteran Jackie Patillo has been appointed to the newly created position of GMA Executive Director. Patillo will report to the GMA Board of Directors, facilitating day to day operations, as well as working to ensure the organization's mission and strategies continue to grow.
Katy Perry Becomes First Woman to Score Five #1 Singles From The Same Album
With five singles from her fantastic album Teenage Dream going to #1 - "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "ET" and most recently "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - Katy Perry makes history.
Her Young Heart: Daughter is All Grown Up
North London newcomer Daughter has a self-released EP, His Young Heart, and a lot of upward momentum.
ASCAP & El Grupo Duelo: La Fiesta Más Chida del Valle
Jaya Turns Dreams Into Reality
Combining the rich cultural history of her Indian roots with the excitement of electropop and R&B music, Jaya shows how the future is at work now.
Horrid Henry Gets a Beautiful Score Courtesy of Michael Price
Composer Michael Price scores an Emmy nomination for his work on BBC series Sherlock, crafts the music for the popular children's book-turned-film Horrid Henry and shows no sign of taking a break in 2011.
Hit Songwriters Put Some Nashville In Napa
ASCAP Latino Presenta… Anatomía de Una Canción
ASCAP Toasts Team Behind Rascal Flatts #1 "I Won't Let Go"
Mandisa's #1 Hit "Stronger" Celebrated
ASCAP celebrated the writers and publishers of "Stronger," Mandisa's No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart, with a reception in Franklin, Tenn. Written by Ben Glover, David Garcia and Chris Stevens, the song marks Glover's 11th trip to the top of the charts and Garcia's first. Publishers Brentwood-Benson Publishing and EMI CMG Publishing were also honored.
Annie Gosfield Receives Berlin Prize Fellowship
American composer Annie Gosfield has been chosen as a recipient of a Spring 2012 Berlin Prize fellowship by the American Academy in Berlin. Gosfield is the only composer chosen by the Academy's selection committee to "pursue independent studies and engage with German counterparts as well as the larger academic, cultural and political life of Berlin."
Limits? Jazz Percussionist Darren Lyons Doesn't Know the Meaning of the Word
For Darren Lyons, exploration of the world of jazz is as much a personal journey as it is a journey for the art itself. The drummer and percussionist describes himself as an artist who can stay true to the roots of jazz while still pushing the boundaries of genre. He has been in the vanguard of New York City jazz for 15 years.
Chris Thile Featured on WNYC's Soundcheck Series
MTV and Extreme Music Joining Forces with Independent Musicians? Believe the Hype
MTV and Extreme Music team up to create a hybrid music licensing and production tool to cultivate and market emerging independent talent, and ASCAP members are a natural fit.
Actor/Director Sam Jaeger & NaFF Award Winner Jordan Beckett Visit ASCAP
British Beauty Lydia Baylis And Her "Starman"
The singer-songwriter is currently collaborating with some heavy hitters. Baylis recently made waves by donating to charity the proceeds from her a single about a hero.
Jay James Picton Wants to Fly, And He May Have Found a Way
Stockholm Syndrome: Ulrick Munther Converts the World to His Version
ASCAP Music Directors Shine at Shaping the Sound of Television Panel
Talent Show: Four ASCAP Members Face Off in the Finale of The Voice
ASCAP's Wine & Cheese @ Guitars Boutique
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
Derek Bermel Co-Scores the Award-Winning Battle for Brooklyn
ASCAP Symphonic & Concert Committee member and composer Derek Bermel recently co-scored the documentary Battle for Brooklyn. The film has won Best Documentary and top prize, the Grand Chameleon Award, at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
The Reckless Abandon of The King Blues
ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams Performs with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Ben Glover & Britt Nicole's "The Lost Get Found"
We sat down with award-winning ASCAP songwriter Ben Glover and artist Britt Nicole in advance of this year's ASCAP Christian Music Awards. Check out the exclusive interview and a beautiful acoustic rendition of their song "The Lost Get Found" here.
The Bonfires Burn Their Way Around the World
Jamie Scott’s Two Worlds of Songwriting
International Songwriter Sara Cruz Gets Back To Basics with New Album
ASCAP Inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame
ASCAP was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony held May 12 at the Juilliard School in New York City. Other inductees for this year included composer and ASCAP member Philip Glass, President of the Juilliard School Joseph Polisi, and the Emerson Quartet.
Timbaland: The Origins of a Hit Machine
ASCAP Members Nominated for JJA Jazz Awards
Admiral Fallow, Thomas J Speight and James Flannigan and Alex Vargas Perform at the Missing Synch
Electric Young Songwriter Eliza Doolittle Proves She's More Than Just a Fair Lady
Musgraves Shine a Bright Light with Infectious Folk Pop
Raphael Saadiq Rolls into Town
ASCAP Members Selected for American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings
Just Enough Cooks in the Kitchen
Diane Wittry Named Artistic Director of the International Cultural Exchange Program for Classical Musicians with the Sarajevo Philharmonic
Young Singer-Songwriter Misty Miller Won't Soon Be Forgotten
Michael Bearden Goes Back to School with Education Through Music - Los Angeles
The Afters "Light Up the Sky" Goes #1
ASCAP recently celebrated the team behind Christian rock band The Afters' No. 1 hit, "Light Up the Sky." Co-written by The Afters' Josh Havens, Matt Fuqua and 2011 ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year Dan Muckala (who also produced the track), the song marks the band's first trip to top of the charts.
ASCAP's Alexandra Lioutikoff Named one of Billboard's Latin Power Players
Darkness on The Edge of Sound
Patagonia Launches Music Collective
Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and apparel company, has long been a world leader in sustainable business and environmental advocacy. Now it has launched the Patagonia Music Collective, a powerful platform that allows artists to easily support environmental causes.
Play it Cool, a Hot New Musical, Brings 1950's Jazz-Inspired Tunes to Off-Broadway
Mark Winkler, a past participant of the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop, and Phillip Swann bring their new musical, Play it Cool, inspired by the jazz music of the 1950's, to New York City's Off-Broadway theatre, The Acorn Theatre, for its opening night on September 9th.
The World From A Different Angle
Noel Gourdin Takes a Fresh Approach to R&B
Cameron Ernst Sends the Message of Love Loud and Clear
The Big Bang
Jimmy Lloyd is Ready For Prime Time
Malik Yusef Brings Chicago's Diversity to His Mix of Mediums
Art Imitating Life, Redefined: No Imitation Necessary
Tim Anderson is More Than Just an Intelligent Machine
Singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow Dies at 60
The Daily Ukulele Author Jim Beloff Believes, And Many Agree, That Uke Can Change the World
Once relegated to comedy acts (like Tiny Tim) and Hawaiian folk music, ukulele is making a big comeback. From George Harrison to Train, Jim Beloff explains the ukulele's newfound pop and rock uses, and the joy inherent in the tiny, four-stringed instrument.
Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days of Ace Reporter
Pen Queen Cri$tyle Steps Out With Her Solo Debut
The Door and the Void
The ASCAP Foundation
Bart Howard Provides a Musical Gift
The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce that composer, lyricist, pianist and ASCAP member Bart Howard (1915-2004) named The ASCAP Foundation as a major beneficiary of all royalties and copyrights from his musical compositions.
Celebrating David Rose
In honor of David Rose's Centennial one year ago, the family of the television and film-scoring great has created two special awards to be presented in 2011. The ASCAP Foundation David Rose Centennial Award will be presented – one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast – to participants in ASCAP's Television & Film Scoring workshops.
Karen Sherry Receives Arts Education Advocacy Award
Kaufman Center presented its first Arts Education Advocacy Award to ASCAP Foundation Executive Director Karen Sherry on March 8th, 2011 in New York City. Living legend, singer-songwriterrecording artist and friend, Judy Collins, presented Karen with the award.
The ASCAP Foundation Children Will Listen Program Brings 120 NYC Students to See Wicked
120 students from P.S. 212, the Midtown West Elementary School in Manhattan, received free orchestra level tickets to the Broadway matinee performance of Wicked as part of The ASCAP Foundation Children Will Listen program.
Patrice Rushen Addresses Students at First "ASCAP Day" @ Berklee College of Music
Billy Taylor's Legacy Lives On at The Kennedy Center Through The ASCAP Foundation Songwriters: The Next Generation Program
The Creators Tool Box
We Create Music Blog
Alf Clausen's Life & Work, In His Own Words
What a season it's been for Alf Clausen! Just a few short weeks after The Simpsons scorer was honored with the prestigious Golden Note Award at the 2011 ASCAP Film & Television Awards, Clausen was nominated for his unprecedented 30th primetime Emmy - the most nominations earned by a single music creator in the history of the Emmys.
Sun Sets on Sunset Junction 2011
It’s been a weirdo week in the world and in music, to put it mildly.
ASCAP Lesson: Susan Sandberg's Do’s and Don’ts for Songwriters on a Movie Set
So, you’ve been writing songs for film and television long enough that you have collaborated with some of the funniest directors in Hollywood—including the Farrelly Brothers, who have asked you to audition for their latest movie.
How Music Helps Us Choose Our Friends
Of all the things we might possibly have in common with others, music turns out to be the most accurate way of getting to know someone new.
Quirky Nashville Duo Channing & Quinn Tour the East Coast by Train
As we board a train in the dead of night, headed for unknown adventures across the country, we can't help but feel like we are claiming our piece of the great American romanticism that is the railways.
Extreme DIY: Custom Instruments from ASCAP Members
In an imaginative post earlier today on NPR's classical music blog Deceptive Cadences, blog editor Tom Huizenga writes about his recurring, music-themed dreams.
Telling the Right Story: Trevor Morris on Scoring Historical Dramas
Looking back on my career thus far, I’m struck by the number of historical dramas I’ve written and continue to write music for.
The Beas Knees: Jazz Pianist John Beasley Checks In
The definition of versatility, pianist/composer/arranger John Beasley has accompanied Miles Davis, scored major TV series and taken the MD helm for Steely Dan and Carly Simon. We had a wide-ranging chat with Beas soon after his ninth album Positootly! earned a Grammy nomination.
I Still Want My MTV
It was the summer of love. Well, the summer of my first love. I remember it like it was yesterday. Our first date was on July 10th, and we were joined at the hip from the moment our eyes locked.
Digital vs. Physical: Towards a New Album Format
Earlier this week, Music Think Tank published this article listing seven ways to improve digital music by applying lessons learned from the physical album experience.
Live at ASCAP: Adam Levy
As much grace as Adam Levy's guitar work added to Norah Jones and the Handsome Band's low key, jazz-inflected sound, we here at ASCAP are happy that Levy's been writing and performing his own music over the last few years.
Carney Show: L.A. Rock Band Carney Swings from Spiderman to U2 and Beyond
Once the toast of the L.A. live circuit, Carney is now the house band in Spiderman: Turn off the Dark musical, and frontman Reeve Carney has the lead role. Next up: opening for U2 in Canada. We talked to the band about its meteoric rise.
"Good Music Is Its Own Promotion" and Other Pearls of Wisdom from John Mayer
Bob Lefsetz is the author of The Lefsetz Letter, an e-newsletter that arrives rather frequently in the email boxes of his followers and mainly focuses on music and entertainment industry issues.
Hot New Music Site Turntable.fm Is Licensed by ASCAP
New websites and mobile apps that give people new ways to listen to music are popping up daily. Every so often, one of them explodes out of the gate with exponential user growth.
Getting to Know The Great Unknown
This week, Philadelphia-based ASCAP band The Great Unknown officially releases Other Voices, Other Rooms.
ASCAP's Top 10 Albums, etc. of 2010
ASCAP's Top 10 Albums, etc. of 2010
Stuck in The Middle with Joey Newman
ASCAP composer Joey Newman belongs to arguably the most famous dynasty in Film/TV music.
Why Worry? Here Are Some Tips for Getting a Grammy, Wikipedia Page and iTunes Distribution
It's a DIY world, and the barriers between music makers and consumers get thinner and thinner every day.
Songs Are Like Tattoos: Scott Kelly of Neurosis
Welcome to Songs Are Like Tattoos, wherein we explore the connections between music and tattoos in the words of ASCAP members who have committed to both. This time around we talk to Scott Kelly, founding member of Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Tribes of Neurot and Blood and Time.
You Might Not Expect It, But Mid-Year Album Sales are Up!
For all the talk of crumbling record sales, it is refreshing to hear that the impact of digital music sales looks to be making up for some of the decline in album sales.
Simple Steps to Getting Placed: Advice from Music Supervisor John Houlihan
At a recent event held by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), top music supervisor John Houlihan (Mortal Kombat, Love Guru, Fame, The Defenders) spoke to NARIP members, listened to songs and gave feedback. This was the 6th in NARIP’s 7-part Music Supervisor Sessions series.
Behind the Song: Travis Howard on "Heart Like Mine"
ASCAP Nashville recently celebrated the songwriting success of member Travis Howard for co-writing Miranda Lambert’s #1 song “Heart Like Mine.”
Suspect Behavior: Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini and Scott Gordon On Composing
Last week, ASCAP composers Steffan Fantini, Marc Fantini and Scott Gordon received their sixth consecutive set of ASCAP Film/TV Awards for Criminal Minds and their fourth in a row for Army Wives.
Gathering Moss: Lelia Broussard's Quest for the Rolling Stone Cover
Music makers have dreamed of Rolling Stone cover status since long before Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show recorded "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" in 1973.
Bring Out Your Dead: The Coroner Interview
It's been three weeks since I caught Coroner's set at the 2011 Maryland Death Fest, and I still can't quite believe that I was actually there.
Moya Nkruma's ASCAP Debut
Hi everybody! I am the new Membership Coordinator for the Rhythm & Soul department in the L.A. office. I also assist our Senior Director Jay Sloan and Associate Director Brandon Kitchen.
Help Kenny Foster Rebuild Joplin, MO
It was a typical Nashville Sunday night. I was on the couch watching a movie with my wife, lamenting the end of another weekend. We were doing our best to ignore the few hours of daylight we had left on that glorious cicada-droning evening. The light was waning. Our eyes were getting heavy. And then my phone started to ring.
Sondre Lerche on Sondre Lerche
On June 7th, Sondre Lerche delivers to the world his brand new album Sondre Lerche, which was recorded in his recently-embraced home of Brooklyn, NY.
Songs Are Like Tattoos: Jason Reeves
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Songs are Like Tattoos, wherein we explore the connections between music and tattoos in the words of ASCAP members who've committed to both.
Halatrax Lays It Down
It's not a common story: Florida band dude moves to L.A., signs with huge writer/producer, then starts pumping out one infectious pop hit after another.
Paul Leonard-Morgan on Being Limitless
So as I’ve just finished the score to Limitless, the wonderful people at ASCAP have asked me to write a bit on the “limits” I’ve found in my career as a composer and a producer.
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Morton Subotnick on the Creation and Legacy of Silver Apples of the Moon
Morton Subotnick on the Creation and Legacy of Silver Apples of the Moon
Live at ASCAP: Graham Stookey
Singer/songwriter/budding guitar god Graham Stookey stopped by the ASCAP L.A. offices to tell us about his whirlwind success story. Graham was in town for a series of co-writing sessions, just weeks after the surprise success of a bedroom YouTube performance landed him a spot on Oprah with one of his guitar idols, Lenny Kravitz.
Catching Up With…Francesca Battistelli
Over the past three years, a lot of life has happened to Francesca Battistelli.