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The ASCAP Lab Announces 2nd Class of NYC Media Lab Seed Projects to Nurture the Future of Music

The ASCAP Lab and NYC Media Lab will host a Demo Day for the seed project teams to demonstrate their prototypes that will be presented virtually as part of ASCAP Experience on August 12.

VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast / Ep. 24 - Yasmin Williams and the 2021 Newport Folk Festival

In celebration of the return of live music, we talk to the talented Yasmin Williams, a virtuoso composer and musician who has been praised by The New York Times as “one of the country’s most imaginative young solo guitarists." She is set to make her debut at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. We also check in with Jay Sweet, Executive Producer of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, about why Newport has endured as one of the oldest and most meaningful music festivals. PLUS: some ​Sound Advice about how pressure and deadlines can be a good thing when creating music, excerpted from our recent ASCAP Experience session with film/TV composers Segun Akinola, Ruth Barrett and Isobel Waller-Bridge.

ASCAP Hitmakers Amy Grant and Buddy Cannon Named to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2021

The new group of inductees-elect will be honored alongside the previously named Class of 2020 that includes ASCAP members Steve Earle, Bobbie Gentry, Brett James and Spooner Oldham.

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