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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.

On Bobby Long’s third recording, Ode to Thinking, the British-born singer-songwriter returned to basics—writing songs on his acoustic guitar and testing them at shows before going into the studio. The result is 11 songs by an acute observer of the contours and contradictions of modern living.

Jamaican pop singer-songwriter OMI is everywhere. His song “Cheerleader” coasted to #1 in 19 countries, and many outlets are calling it the song of the summer. While it might seem like OMI has become an overnight superstar, he’s been working toward this moment for years. We asked him to unpack his toolkit for international success.

Your first headlining gig is a culmination of everything you've done, and an opportunity to do something new with your live show. But how do you prep for it? We asked ASCAP electro-pop band Scavenger Hunt, who are playing their first headlining gig next week in LA. AND: we're giving away two pairs of tix to the show!

In 1975 Greil Marcus, rock critic for Rolling Stone and then Creem, published his first book, Mystery Train. He showed how the music of six artists reflected the story of modern American culture. To celebrate the book’s 40th anniversary, we talked to Marcus about what makes songs so moving and timeless.

Alicia Witt is best-known as an actress in Justified, The Sopranos and more. Yet Witt has also been a singer-songwriter since her late teens. Hear her talk about her new album - a piano-driven pop-rock recording whose songs ponder how we revise the stories we tell ourselves about heartbreak, loyalty and finding oneself.

The Jerry Ragovoy Songwriters Workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a select, advanced group of songwriters. The workshop features prominent guest speakers, giving advice on topics including A&R, music publishing, artist management, legal issues, etc.

A penchant for facing his fears head-on has led singer-songwriter and actor Billy Harvey down some exciting creative paths. Now it has led to him releasing a raw and revealing album of masterfully-crafted songs.

Pat McGee’s self-titled latest CD is a dream come true. Though he’s been writing and performing for 20 years, McGee decided to emulate the timeless music that first inspired him.

ASCAP today announced that chart-topping songwriter Savan Kotecha has renewed his agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

So you've got great songs and a great backing band. Your live show isn't complete unless you've got great stage banter, too. Here are some tips for better banter from Ingrid Michaelson, a true master of the craft.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Eric Kaz is modest and unassuming but he has a formidable catalogue of songs written over the past four decades.