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ASCAP Congratulates Our 2019 Grammy Nominees

Kendrick Lamar leads the field with eight noms; Brandi Carlile and Boi-1da earn six; Cardi B, H.E.R. and Sounwave pick up five apiece

ASCAP @ the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Heading to Park City this month? Check out all of the top-notch talent playing the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, and meet the composers behind this year's film selections.

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ASCAP Members Moved Music Forward in 2018

No matter how you look at it, 2018 was an unforgettable year. And whether we needed a way to celebrate, escape, heal or connect, ASCAP members and their music were there to provide the soundtrack.

For our members affected by the California wildfires

Our hearts go out to you. Sign up for direct deposit to ensure that your upcoming ASCAP royalties make it safely to you during this difficult time.

Whatever your style, we have your back.

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