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If you’ve got kids (or are one!), chances are you’re familiar with the work of new ASCAP composer Danny Jacob. For nearly a decade, Jacob has cranked up the fun on the megahit animated series Phineas and Ferb with his composing, production and guitar playing. Jacob’s newest scoring adventure? Milo Murphy’s Law, which premiered October 3rd on Disney XD.

Luke Cage isn't your average onscreen superhero. So when showrunner Cheo Coker needed a score for the new Netflix series Marvel's Luke Cage, he brought in A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and musical iconoclast Adrian Younge for a blend of vintage funk, '90s hip-hop and soul that sounds like nothing else on TV.

For his first solo album in six years, Icelandic ASCAP composer Jóhann Jóhannsson recorded Orphée, a gorgeous meditation on art, death and transitions, inspired by the Orpheus myth. We rang Jóhannsson in a castle in Umbria, Italy, to ask him about the album and his upcoming film projects.

Congratulations are in order to ASCAP members Diane Warren and Victor Reyes, who both won their first Emmys at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday, September 10th.

Your audience's appreciation of your music goes way beyond what they can hear. We asked the LA composer/artist collective The Echo Society to explain how taking a visual approach to live performance can help music resonate with your fans even more deeply.

The new Disney adaptation of Pete's Dragon is composer Daniel Hart's first major film, following a slew of indie hits like Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Comet and Tumbledown. The score effortlessly sweeps us away into the world of the classic children's adventure. Pack up your camping gear and take a peek into how Hart's magical score came together.

When Suicide Squad director David Ayer knew “something big” was coming up, he enlisted Oscar winner Steven Price to create the perfect sound for the anti-hero team. Price features an unexpected palette of distorted guitars, horns and strings to convey the gritty feeling of the film. We asked him about his inspiration and scoring process.

Building on the success of our joint venture RapidCue®, ASCAP and BMI are excited to announce a new cue sheet template that will let us distribute royalties faster and more accurately to the film and TV composers, songwriters and publishers we represent.

ASCAP announced the 12 composer participants selected for its prestigious Film Scoring Workshop in LA, led by Emmy award-winning composer Richard Bellis.

ThinkSpace Education has announced three new master’s degree programs: Composing for Video Games, Sound Design for Video Games and Game Music and Audio. These courses are the first online master’s degree programs focusing on the field of game music and sound design. ASCAP members get $1000 off each program.

ASCAP composer Rupert Gregson-Williams’s diverse expertise - scoring Adam Sandler comedies, the animated Bee Movie, and dramas like Hotel Rwanda - makes him one of Hollywood's top composers. So when director David Yates needed an A-plus score to tell the classic Tarzan story in a new way, he tapped Rupert to lead the way.

Sustaining a career is as much about getting work as doing work. So how do film, TV and video game composers actually find work? ASCAP composer Jeremy Borum, author of Guerrilla Film Scoring, explains how diversification, director relationships and being active in the music community can help you score your next gig.

The Production Music Association will bring its successful Production Music Conference back on October 17-18 in Santa Monica, CA. The conference will host business, creative and technology panels featuring the best and brightest in the Production Music world and will consist of industry panels, educational seminars with music professionals, and networking events.

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