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On November 10th, ASCAP singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson played an intimate set for a room full of music biz notables at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. The event was a fundraiser for the Guild of Music Supervisors, and a celebration of Michaelson's gold single "Girls Chase Boys." ASCAP proudly co-presented the event.

Gabriel Mann (Modern Family, The Rescues) will write and record a song with 16 Los Angeles 4th and 5th grade students at Braddock Drive Elementary School. The sessions are part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency, a partnership with America SCORES.

Leland is the mind-bending pop brainchild of ASCAP songwriter Brett McLaughlin. To celebrate the November 4th release of Leland's very first video, for debut single "Aware," we asked him to tell us five things that every songwriter should be "aware" of.

Award-winning songwriter-producers Julie Frost and Malik Yusef will co-write and record with students at Hearst Elementary School in Chicago. The sessions are part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency partnership with America SCORES, a mentorship program aimed to inspire youth in underserved communities.

ASCAP joined Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music, Combustion Music, Sea Gayle Music and Complete Control Management to sponsor a writing camp combining Nashville writers with two EDM artists Tritonal and Brass Knuckles. Writing sessions took place at Blackbird Studios and Combustion Music offices, with ASCAP providing lunch for the hungry hordes.

The second album from The Barr Brothers showcases the quartet's compelling world-folk sound. Brothers Brad & Andrew Barr toured for 15 years in The Slip, and Sleeping Operator comes after a very creative period in which they wrote dozens of songs featuring Brad's lyrics with exotic instrumentation. The resulting album is intimate, evocative and otherworldly.

Through rain, sleet or snow, ASCAP always delivers musical thrills. On October 22nd in Manhattan ASCAP hosted its annual showcase for the CMJ Music Marathon at the Studio at Webster Hall while a nor’easter raged outside.

Ten ASCAP legends are nominated this year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cast your vote for the nominees you want to see inducted - the top five vote-getters will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.

It's one of our favorite stories to tell: the promising talent who breaks through, crosses over, gets the attention that he or she deserves. Here are 10 ASCAP songwriters and composers who had breakthrough years in 2014, and are poised for even bigger things in the future.

On albums such as The Mysterious Production of Eggs, Armchair Apocrypha, Noble Beast and Break It Yourself/Hands of Glory, Bird’s hypnotic songs merge provocative lyrics with elements of classical, bluegrass, Celtic and folk music.

ASCAP hosted its 34th awards presentation in London, honoring those songwriter, composers and publisher members of PRS for Music whose repertory is licensed by ASCAP and was among its most performed works in the US during 2013.

Eighteen top songwriters and producers convened at a medieval castle for the 4th annual ASCAP songwriters retreat in France. The retreat was designed to produce hits and get cuts in a variety of genres. Brett James and Chris DeStefano were knighted for the success of their #1 country single "Somethin' Bad," written at the 2012 retreat.

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.

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.