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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.

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.

ASCAP has released the music video “We Are,” from ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7, with AXS. The song was co-written by composer-songwriter David Wolfert with writer-producer Johnny Blk and 16 America SCORES NY students.

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.

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.

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.