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From Ariana Grande's performance of “Focus” to Justin Bieber literally making it rain, the 2015 American Music Awards were filled with ASCAP superstars and their music. Our members won eight categories in the fan-voted awards, another reminder that ASCAP members write the most beloved music in the world.

ASCAP announced that Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the official family company founded by James “Al” Hendrix, father of legendary rock icon Jimi Hendrix, has renewed its agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

Music is one of America's greatest cultural exports. Of course, the globalization of music cuts both ways. In celebration of the global scope of the ASCAP repertory, we’re thrilled to present 5 ASCAP international writers who are currently making waves around the world.

If you’re an active musician, you’ve said it more than once: “I need an army of clones! One to hit the road, one to hit the studio, one to do press...” How can you possibly do it all? Here are some tips from guitarist and master multi-tasker Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal.

All of us at ASCAP are over the moon about our songwriter Amy Wadge, and the incredible success of her Ed Sheeran co-write “Thinking Out Loud.” On October 12th, Spotify announced that it had become the first-ever song to top 500 million streams.

Headed to CMJ in New York this month? Stop by ASCAP's annual showcase for a diverse mix of our favorite on-the-verge ASCAP acts from around the country. On deck this year: Kevin Garrett, Donna Missal, Howard, Ne-Hi, Cardiknox and Heyrocco. Free with your CMJ badge, or $10 at the door.

The 2015 ASCAP Song Camp in France hosted 18 of today’s hottest songwriters, producers and artists at the 14th-century castle-turned-hitmaking factory, Château Marouatte. They flew back home with a set of fresh-out-of-the-oven demos in their arsenal, ready to pitch and record.

ASCAP has premiered a music video for “Champions,” from the ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7. The song was co-written and performed by rapper/producer Malik Yusef with songwriter Julie Frost and 11 America SCORES Chicago students.

Glen Hansard’s second solo CD, Didn’t He Ramble, is an intimate album from the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter, who sees life as a mysterious and spiritual journey.

Geared toward advanced songwriters, the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters workshop will enrich participants' knowledge of the industry, help them establish contacts and confidence, and expand their collaborative partnerships. The workshop takes place at ASCAP LA in November. Apply by October 21st.

How do you infuse your music with a sense of “place?” ASCAP songwriter Bill Gable offers practical advice on how lyrics, production and other musicians can help the geography around you inform the music you write.

ASCAP premieres “Sister, Brother, Father, Mother” from the ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Vol. 7 today with Huffington Post. The track was co-written & performed by Gabriel Mann (Modern Family, Rectify) and 16 America SCORES LA students.

Bahamian-born, LA-based songwriter Soaky Siren is making a name for herself with unconventional, endlessly catchy songs like Danity Kane's "Lemonade,” Rita Ora's brand new “Body on Me” and the new B.o.B. single “Confucius." Now signed to Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs, she's poised for huge things in 2015 and beyond.

Neil Young recently released his 36th studio effort The Monsanto Years, a concept album airing his view that agribusiness giant Monsanto has had negative effects on America's farmers and nature in general. It's the latest salvo from an artist who has never shied away from supporting the environment.

Ten years into a restless career, roots-rock songstress Brandi Carlile is hitting her creative stride this year with the songs on her powerful album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter.