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Listen to the exuberant, genre-bending pop on MisterWives' debut LP Our Own House. It's the New York band's "we are ready" statement, where the songs, the energy, the wit all come together. We caught up with MisterWives' singer Mandy Lee just before she strapped on her dancing shoes and left for a national tour.

How do you find like-minded music creators in a busy metropolis like New York? That's where ASCAP comes in. We're launching a monthly ASCAP NY Meet & Greet, aimed at building a community of songwriters from the ground up. Meet new collaborators and get to know ASCAP staff in a friendly setting. RSVP by March 1st.

ASCAP mourns the passing of our songwriter member, Lesley Gore, a vocal powerhouse who scored eight Top 20 pop hits from 1963 to 1967, four of them in the Top 10 (“It’s My Party,” “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “She’s a Fool” and the proto-feminist anthem, “You Don’t Own Me”).

Andrew Dost performed solo at the 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Watch him discuss his Café performance and his experiences composing for Sundance films The D-Train and It's Me Hillary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.

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.

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.

The 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café kicked off with a musical bang on Friday, January 23rd with an exciting mix of heavy rock ’n’ roll (Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts), foot-stomping Americana (Jamestown Revival), moody lounge music (The Duchess and the Fox, featuring Joe McGinty and Andrea Diaz) and more.

As Best of the Year lists pour in from music critics, blogs and magazines, it's becoming overwhelmingly clear: the most acclaimed albums of 2014 were created by ASCAP songwriters. Find out which of our members won the hearts of the critics this year.

Five ASCAP legends will take their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. The Rock Hall has voted The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Bill Withers into next year's class. Ringo Starr, inducted as part of the Beatles in 1988, will earn the Award for Musical Excellence.

The Spirit of Christmas is a stunning collaboration between Grammy award-winning songwriter-artist Michael W. Smith and a who's who of outstanding vocalists from Nashville and beyond. Lady Antebellum, Bono, Michael McDonald and more present unique takes on Christmas classics as well as original holiday songs written by Smith.

ASCAP banded together with two other performance rights organizations to support 18 of their writers in a one-of-a-kind collaborative songwriters workshop intensive run by Billy Seidman's NY-based Song Arts Academy.

Technology has offered hundreds of new ways for songwriters to get their ideas down and express themselves. With Point Blank Music School, you can learn how to take your creativity to new heights using Ableton Live.

ASCAP will honor The Doobie Brothers with the Voice of Music Award during its 32nd Pop Music Awards, to be held April 29th, 2015 in LA. The event will also celebrate the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2014.

On November 19th, just two days after he earned the ASCAP Centennial Award, Billy Joel was given the prestigious Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress. The honor took place amidst a star-studded tribute concert in Washington, DC, featuring Tony Bennett, Natalie Maines, LeAnn Rimes, John Mellencamp and many more.