In Memoriam – Jay R. Morgenstern, Music Publishing Giant
All of us at ASCAP were saddened to hear about the loss of Jay Morgenstern, a music business veteran who served on the ASCAP Board from 1987 - 2007 and on the ASCAP Foundation Board from 2002 to his passing.
Get to Know the 2017 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis
During the month-long, immersive program, 12 participants will learn about the business of film music from "A list" Hollywood studio executives, agents, attorneys and music supervisors. It culminates when each aspiring composer has the opportunity to record their original score for a major motion picture scene using the same tools as a world-class composer: a 64-piece orchestra at the historic Newman Scoring Stage at FOX Studios, joined by a legendary scoring mixer, music editors, copyists and professional composers acting as mentors.
ASCAP collected record-high revenues of $1.059 billion in 2016 and distributed more than $918 million to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Distributions were up 5.6% over the prior year. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews commented: "ASCAP is committed to transforming and innovating to secure a healthy future for music creators and publishers."