2017 ASMAC Golden Score Awards
Honoring ASCAP President Paul Williams - proudly sponsored by ASCAP!
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The American Society of Music Arranges and Composers (ASMAC) is proud to announce that the 2017 Golden Score Awards will honor two highly-accomplished composer/songwriters, ASCAP President Paul Williams and Charles Fox, who are the best of friends. This very special evening will also help us to raise funds for ASMAC's scholarships and educational programs.
The gala evening will begin at 5 pm with a reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and an exciting awards program that will include many of our honorees’ friends.
Paul Williams is a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer, lyricist, singer, author and actor. In 2014, Paul won the Grammy for album of the year with Daft Punk in which he wrote two songs on the album Random Access Memories and sang as a guest artist. Some of his chart-topping records and films include: "Evergreen," the love theme from A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand; "The Rainbow Connection" from the children's classic The Muppet Movie; The Carpenters' “We’ve Only Just Begun;” song scores from Phantom of the Paradise, Ishtar, Bugsy Malone, and Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas; and the list goes on, not to mention his dozens of classic acting roles. As President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, he is also one of the leading spokesmen for music creators in the digital age. Paul also takes great pride in being sober for 27 years and is an active advocate for recovery!
Emmy and Grammy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated, Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee Charles Fox has composed the music for numerous films including “Barbarella,” “Nine to Five,” “Foul Play,” “Goodbye Columbus” and “The Other Side of the Mountain.” Television themes include Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Wonder Woman, Love American Style and countless others which are still heard daily. With his friend and collaborator Paul Williams, Charles composed the theme to The Love Boat. His popular songs include the Grammy-winning “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “I Got a Name” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” all in collaboration with lyricist Norman Gimbel. Theater works include The Chosen with lyricist Hal David, and Midsummer Night’s Dream with Norman Gimbel. Classical and symphonic works include “A Song for Dead Warriors” for the San Francisco Ballet, Zorro for the Smuin Ballet, and Fantasie (Hommage a’ Chopin), commissioned by the Polish government to honor the 200th birthday of Chopin.
Paul and Charles will join an illustrious list of previous recipients including John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Michel LeGrand, Van Alexander, Bill Holman, Sammy Nestico, Michael Giacchino, Jorge Calandrelli, John Debney, Conrad Pope, Bill Ross, Alf Clausen, the Newman family (Randy, David and Thomas), Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Dave Grusin, James Newton-Howard and Henry Mancini.
For 79 years, 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, ASMAC encourages younger musicians to achieve their goals through scholarships, workshops, master classes and mentoring programs which are funded by the proceeds of the annual Golden Score Awards.