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ASCAP has released the video for "You Belong To Me," created as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency. The song was co-written and recorded by chart-topping singer/songwriter Sachal Vasandani and America SCORES NYC students from PS 325.

Outkast's André "3000" Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side, an intimate portrait of a young musician on the verge of becoming a legend. We attended a press junket with Benjamin and director John Ridley. Read their insights into their artistic and technical journeys toward realizing the film.

ASCAP proudly sponsors Culture Collide, a unique celebration of creative curiosity that stretches across LA’s renowned and intimate venues from October 16th - 18th. Don't miss the Thursday night ASCAP showcase, featuring four of our favorite acts from around the world.

Singer-songwriter Jesse Macht suffered a broken heart, both literally and figuratively, on the road to his brilliant new album Suitcase Heart. Find out how Jesse used music to put the pieces back together - and how ASCAP helped along the way.

Every great songwriter has to find a unique voice. Tom Freund has made an entire career out of sounding exactly like himself. We asked him about two crucial tasks for every songwriter developing a voice: working through your musical influences, and writing lyrics that are crafty but effortless.

Geared toward advanced songwriters, the Workshop is designed to enrich participants' knowledge of the industry, help them establish contacts and confidence and expand their collaborative partnerships. The Workshop takes place at ASCAP’s LA office beginning in November. Submission deadline is October 10th.

As a trio of African-American pre-teens playing heavy metal, Unlocking the Truth can't help but stand out. But it takes more than unique demographics to open for Guns N’ Roses and Motörhead and score a Sony record deal Unlocking the Truth sound like very little else in metal, and perform with the confidence of a seasoned band of pros.

After gaining the world’s – and Katy Perry’s – attention with her remarkable pop single “Catch” earlier this year, the enigmatic LA-by-way-of-Toronto singer-songwriter talks about her creative life and working on her musical vision.

Throughout his decade-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too Memphis for Nashville, and a top-notch songwriter who should be far better known. Backed by a who's who of Nashville musicians, there's a timeless craftsmanship in his deceptively simple songs about love and home, losses and dreams.

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 A&R, music publishing, artist management, legal issues and more. Apply by September 26th.

Great dance music is about more than just a thumping beat and endless buildups. You've gotta master the SONG part of songwriting, and frame it with an arrangement that highlights its strengths. Nick Ditri of ASCAP EDM duo The Disco Fries offers some pointers on improving your EDM tracks.

ASCAP President Paul Williams presented an award to Irish writers Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer. The award was jointly given by Irish performing rights organization IMRO and ASCAP to recognize their continued success in America.

A songwriter’s first public offering is an important one. It’s like a “getting to know you” conversation with a new acquaintance, defining everything you know about him…at least for the time being. That’s the case with “Sunrise,” the first song from San Francisco-based producer-musician Slaptop. We know next to nothing about this mysterious ASCAP member, but this carefree ode to good times tells us plenty.

On July 9th, singer-songwriter Louise Goffin brought her new album Songs From the Mine to life at an intimate record release party at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, co-presented by ASCAP. The show found her performing her earthy folk-pop with a small group of veteran session musicians, mostly assembled from the fans and friends who had already planned to come to the show as guests.