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The festivities took place at Atlanta's Bar ONE and were sponsored by Nightlife Media & Entertainment. Click through for full coverage of the event, which included a live set by DJ Trauma.

The compilation album, which was the product of this past fall's ASCAP Songwriter Residency program, includes seven original songs written and recorded by ASCAP songwriters and America SCORES public school students from five cities across the country. Click through to stream it in full.

ASCAP Board member and Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) inductee Valerie Simpson was interviewed by fellow ASCAP songwriter Phil Galdston at the SHOF Master Session at NYU on April 2nd. Simpson spoke and performed during the in-depth interview by Galdston, NYU Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence and Master Teacher in Songwriting.

In his new role, Jones will be responsible for discovering and signing songwriters and producers, developing talent, establishing and maintaining relationships with current members and programming events, showcases and educational panels.

The Songwriter Equity Act, a new bill introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), will amend two outdated portions of the Copyright Act that are harming songwriters, composers and publishers in the digital age. Get the facts and show your support.

ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul team held it's first Break Bread event of the year in New York on 2/21/14. Break Bread is an invite-only series of networking luncheons held with the purpose of fostering relationships between writers and producers. Click through for photo coverage of the event.

Dondria Nicole took over our @ASCAP Twitter account to answer your questions, and if you weren't able to make it we've put together some of her best responses. Stay tuned for more Twitter Q&As to come!

February is Black History Month, a season of celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to our collective history and culture. We're proud that three of the most important black composers of the early 20th century were also among ASCAP's first members. Click through to read more about them and listen to some of their music.

ASCAP celebrated its 100th birthday on February 13th with a party for its top members held at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl. Hosted by ASCAP President Paul Williams, the evening was highlighted by DJ sets from Questlove and Mick.

In this special video, more than 50 top ASCAP songwriters and composers from across the musical spectrum, including Usher, Jewel, Brandy Clark, Dr. Luke, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Antebellum and more wish ASCAP a "Happy 100th Birthday."

In honor of ASCAP’s 100th birthday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam have proclaimed February 13th, 2014 "ASCAP Day." To mark this momentous day, ASCAP has unveiled its top songs of all-time.

ASCAP hosted its annual Morning Glory breakfast reception to celebrate its Stellar Award nominees and the Gospel community on January 18th. Hosted by Pastor Marquis Boone, the event featured performances by Livre, Tasha Cobbs and Jonathan McReynolds. Click through for full coverage.

For the sixth straight year, ASCAP is excited to announce the ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase, an event specifically for rappers and producers in hip-hop, pop, R&B and dance to showcase their talents.

Starting an ASCAP publishing company is more than just a great business idea. It’s also an opportunity to get creative, something that our members happen to be really good at. We’ve put together a list of 25 of our favorite ASCAP publisher names.

“More Than the Stars” features an extraordinary collaboration among 15 top ASCAP songwriter and composer members, including Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Dan Wilson, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc and others.

This edition of the "Check It Out" series featured panelists Lil' Ronnie, Vince Phillips and J. Lynch at Soul Asylum Studios. Click through for full coverage.