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Musings on Mashups: The Rewards of Taking Collaboration's Risks

OUR STORY ABOUT MUSICAL COLLABORATION is itself a collaboration, a compilation of three separate conversations with top songwriters. Think of it as a “roundtable” conversation that never was, between Melanie Fontana, Dev Hynes and Brett James – three artists working in different musical spheres, sharing their perspectives on creative connection, the meaning of genre and how as writers they navigate the practices and protocols of the modern music world. Read on for their unique insights into the essence of making music without borders.

VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast / Ep. 21 - Amythyst Kiah

As part of ASCAP’s Black History Month celebration, we talk to Amythyst Kiah - the provocative and powerful East Tennessee singer-songwriter and member of the acclaimed Americana supergroup, Our Native Daughters. Last week, Kiah released a new solo recording of her Grammy-nominated song “Black Myself” - and Our Native Daughters has a brand new documentary out on the Smithsonian Channel, called Reclaiming Our History. We also talk to Wayne Barrow, film producer, manager, entrepreneur, and co-founder, along with Mark Pitts, of ByStorm Entertainment about his experience working with the late, great Notorious BIG and the new documentary Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, dropping on Netflix on March 1st. Then we’ll revisit our recent ASCAP Experience panel which brought together gospel stars Jason Nelson, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, and Tye Tribbett to discuss how the gospel community has responded to the social and spiritual challenges we face today.

ASCAP Celebrates Black History Month | Week 4: Members Making History Now

History is an active process - it’s written and rewritten each and every day. Our final week of Black History Month coverage looks at ASCAP members whose work in and out of the recording studio is breaking records, shattering barriers and opening doors for Black music creators across the genre spectrum, and the Black community at large.

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