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Three Grammy-winning talents join the 11th annual ASCAP EXPO lineup, which takes place April 28th - 30th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

At the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, Sting and film composer J. Ralph talked with us about their collaboration on the song "The Empty Chair," written for Jim: The James Foley Story, which won the 2016 Sundance Audience Award for US Documentary.

As the Sundance ASCAP Music Café headed into the home stretch of its 8-day run, some of Nashville’s top songwriters embraced the spotlight, including Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano.

From alternative rock to Afghan rap, days four and five of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café delivered an eclectic lineup and electrifying performances.

The 18th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café kicked off on January 22nd with an incredible lineup of today’s most exciting and established songwriters and groups.

David Bowie, pop music’s most notable changeling, died of cancer on January 10th. The British-born singer-songwriter enjoyed a 50-year career that kept him constantly ahead of the curve, up through his final album, Blackstar, released last Friday.

Great songs are the heart of the music biz, but it takes talent and know-how to succeed as a songwriter. That was the big takeaway from the first ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop, held at ASCAP LA in November.

All of us at ASCAP are mourning for Scott Weiland, the original lead singer of rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. An ASCAP member since 1992, Weiland co-wrote numerous rock classics including STP’s “Plush,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Between the Lines,” and Velvet Revolver’s “Slither” and “Fall to Pieces.”

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.