2017 ASMAC Golden Score Awards
Honoring ASCAP President Paul Williams - proudly sponsored by ASCAP!
Hilton Universal City Hotel
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA
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Singer/songwriter/actor/voice actor and ASCAP President PAUL WILLIAMS, who may be best-known to younger generations as The Butcher in this year’s summer blockbuster, BABY DRIVER, or for his 2014 Grammy win for Album of the Year with Daft Punk, is this year’s honoree at the 2017 GOLDEN SCORE AWARDS, along with his LOVE BOAT theme collaborator, composer/arranger CHARLES FOX, Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5 pm, at the Hilton Universal City Hotel.
PAUL WILLIAMS first made his name with such chart-topping hits as "We’ve Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "I Won’t Last a Day Without You" by The Carpenters, although prior to that he’d had a song covered by Tiny Tim (the B-side to "Tiptoe Through the Tulips") and was also covered by the late David Bowie, on his Hunky Dory album (1971). Along with Roger Nichols, he wrote "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "The Family of Man" and "Out in the Country," all major hits for Three Dog Night, and with Kenny Ascher, Helen Reddy’s 1974 top ten hit, "You and Me Against the World." WILLIAMS and Ascher also scored it big with the now classic "The Rainbow Connection" from THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979). WILLIAMS also acts and is best known for his role as Swan in PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) and as BURT REYNOLDS’S sidekick in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977). He has voiced many animated characters including Penguin in the NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES. As President of ASCAP, he has been active in the fight for fair compensation for songwriters and composers.
CHARLES FOX composed music for such classic TV shows as WHAT’S MY LINE?, LOVE AMERICAN STYLE, HAPPY DAYS, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY to name a few, and films like BARBARELLA, FOUL PLAY and NINE TO FIVE. He is a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee with such credits as "Killing Me Softly With His Song," "I’ve Got a Name" and "Ready to Take a Chance Again."
Hosting this year’s Academy Awards of Film and TV music is 2015 honoree, ASCAP composer MICHAEL GIACCHINO, who composed the score for Disney Pixar’s latest animated sensation, COCO, already being hailed as one of the year’s best. Since his breakout film score for THE INCREDIBLES, GIACCHINO has become one of the most beloved Hollywood film composers with his scores for UP, which garnered him an Academy Award in 2009, RATATOUILLE, CARS 2, STAR TREK, JURASSIC WORLD, INSIDE OUT, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, ZOOTOPIA, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING and many more. He was also the composer on the hit TV series, LOST, as well as on all of the subsequent documentaries.
Among the scheduled performers aretwo-time Grammy winner, JACK JONES, who sang the LOVE BOAT theme, Grammy-winning vocalist, MERVYN WARREN (formerly of TAKE SIX), violinist/Jazz vocalist, CALABRIA FOTI, as well as some surprises. The star-studded evening begins at 5:00 pm with cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner at 6:30 pm, with the ceremonies starting at 7:30 pm.
For 79 years, American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers (ASMAC) has sought to preserve a tradition of excellence among composers, arrangers, orchestrators, and musicians. In addition to celebrating the achievements of the more mature members of our profession, we encourage younger musicians to achieve their goals through our scholarships, workshops, master classes and mentoring programs which are funded by the proceeds of this annual event. For tickets, call (818) 994-4661 or visit www.asmac.org.