The ASCAP Foundation Paul Cunningham Songwriters Workshop

Friday, August 17, 2012

New York, NY

One Lincoln Plaza, 6th Floor

The Paul Cunningham 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.

There is no fee to participate in the workshop; however, chosen participants will be responsible for their own transportation, housing and all other living expenses and must be able to attend all three sessions.

How to apply: Submit two original songs with lyrics, along with a brief resume or bio and a written explanation as to why you would like to participate in the workshop.

Applications may be sent to

The deadline for applications is August 17th.

- Monday, Aug 27 - 4pm to 8pm
- Wednesday, Aug 29 - 4pm to 8pm
- Wednesday, Sept 5 - 4pm to 8pm

In connection with Paul Cunningham Songwriters Workshop, there is the Robert Allen Award, a cash award of $2,500 to the participant who writes the "best" song, as voted by an outside panel. This award is given thanks to the generosity of Patty Allen, wife of the late ASCAP songwriter member, Bob Allen, writer of such classic Pop songs as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say" and the seasonal favorite, "Home for the Holidays." The ASCAP Foundation Robert Allen Award is presented annually to an ASCAP songwriter participating in ASCAP's New York Extended Songwriting Workshop who upholds the high standard set by Bob Allen in the writing of popular songs.