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ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Statement on House Passage of the Music Modernization Act HR 5447

On April 25, the House of Representatives passed the Music Modernization Act—an important bipartisan piece of legislation that will give songwriters a fair chance at fair compensation in the digital age. Read the statement from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews regarding this important step in the legislative process.

Steve Mac, Max Martin, Starrah and Drew Taggart Tie as 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Songwriter of the Year; “Shape Of You” is Song of the Year at 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

The night's top honorees included previously announced winners Desmond Child, Lana Del Rey and Portugal. The Man. The event took place at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel in front of a packed audience of songwriters, composers, producers and music industry executives.

ASCAP Names Nicholas Lehman as Chief Strategy & Digital Officer

Lehman will oversee Strategy, Business Development, Product Development and Administration Services as ASCAP enhances services to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members as well as to its music licensing partners.

Read the summary or Billboard coverage of how ASCAP’s Board of Review fairly applied its rules to earnings of former member Shane McAnnally after he withdrew his catalog

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