News & Events Archive

  • October 2017

    ASCAP Songwriters Win 15 Dove Awards

    The 48th Gospel Music Association Dove Awards was all about ASCAP songwriters! We're thrilled to celebrate our 15 winning members on their 10 victories across the genre spectrum.

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  • October 2017

    Brett Young’s Journey to Success, from SoCal to Nashville

    Hit songwriter and new country music star on working hard and letting go for the sake of the song

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  • October 2017

    Building a Music Community

    Music, at its heart, is about connection, and community is implicit in the creative process. But how do you find and sustain a nurturing musical community? To celebrate their upcoming concert VI:FAMILY, we asked the LA composer collective The Echo Society how they have built their own vibrant creative family of collaborators and fans.

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  • October 2017

    ASCAP And RCA Inspiration Celebrate 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards With Nominee Reception In Nashville

    A reception at Thiel Studios & Showroom in Nashville featured intimate performances by Koryn Hawthorne, Tasha Page Lockhart, and The Walls Group.

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  • October 2017

    Dua Lipa, The Amazons, Steve Mac And MNEK Honoured With Prestigious ASCAP Awards At Ceremony In London Tonight

    Double winner Richie Stevens awarded “Song Of The Year” and “Top Digital Song;” Joby Talbot wins “Film Score Of The Year” for "Sing;" Chris Martin, Jess Glynne, JP Cooper and Becky Hill also winners on the night, with performances from The Amazons and Anne-Marie.

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  • October 2017

    The Power of Music & Memory: An Ode to Middle School Dances, Vanessa Williams & Face-to-Face Music Listening

    Quick: what song reminds you of a school dance? Music has a peculiar ability to call up memories and get conversations started. We asked ASCAP songwriter Eric Hutchinson, the creator of the new music listening card game Songversations, to tell us a favorite musical memory of his own.

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  • October 2017

    Brian Byrne Performs Goldenhair at IrelandWeek

    IrelandWeek is excited to present a live performance of Goldenhair by Golden Globe-nominated ASCAP composer Brian Byrne, with an ensemble of iconic Irish and American performers. ASCAP members get a 30% discount with code GOLDEN30.

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  • October 2017

    49th Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Recognize Music Journalism On The Beatles, Big Star, Grateful Dead And More

    Authors of new journalism on these artists and more were recently named as winners of the 49th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music.

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  • October 2017

    ASCAP AMPED

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  • October 2017

    ASCAP Members Graced with 54 Dove Awards Nominations

    As the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards enters its 48th year of honoring the finest in Christian and gospel music, ASCAP is elated to congratulate our members on their 54 nominations, and wish them nothing but the best for this year’s ceremony.

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  • October 2017

    Joel Beckerman and Rudy Pérez Elected as New Writer Members to ASCAP Board Of Directors

    "We welcome Joel Beckerman and Rudy Pérez to the Board and know that we can rely on their individual knowledge and experiences as we work together to build a stronger, more secure future for ASCAP members," said ASCAP President Paul Williams.

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  • October 2017

    NewSong Music Contest Entry Deadline

    Now in its 16th year, the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition offers meaningful, prestigious and high profile performance and recording opportunities, which are intended to assist truly exceptional and deserving artists to be recognized for their unique talents. The NewSong program also fosters a valuable community among other recognized talent each year.

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  • October 2017

    13 ASCAP Legends Shortlisted for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just released its nominees for the 2018 class, and 13 ASCAP acts made the cut. Give a listen to our playlist of classic songs from each of them, and don't forget to vote for your favorites before December 5!

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  • October 2017

    ASCAP Presents Live at the Bluebird Cafe

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  • October 2017

    The Echo Society VI:FAMILY

    THE ECHO SOCIETY'S first three-day festival, VI: FAMILY, will take place on October 20, 21 and 22 at a legendary residence from the Golden Age of Hollywood, nestled atop the hills of Silverlake with breathtaking views of surrounding Los Angeles.

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  • October 2017

    Production Music Conference 2017

    The PMA’s Production Music Conference is back for our fourth year! Join us on October 4th through 6th, 2017 in Hollywood, CA, where industry leaders in the production music industry will join forces for a day of panels, learning, and networking. The PMC mission is to provide valuable information and share best practices in a positive and inspired forum to attendees involved in ALL aspects of production music. The Production Music Conference is an absolute must, for anyone in production music. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • October 2017

    ASCAP Remembers Tom Petty

    It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our all-time great songwriters, Tom Petty. Tom mined one of the richest veins of creativity for more than four decades. He never stopped writing new songs, performing, touring and inspiring new generations of songwriters. He never backed down. And thanks to his life in music, neither will we.

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  • October 2017

    Alan Bergman & Tierney Sutton Sing the Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman

    On October 9, songwriter Alan Bergman will perform with vocalist Tierney Sutton, flautist Hubert Laws, pianist Bill Cantos and bassist Trey Henry for an evening of songs written by Alan with Marilyn Bergman, former ASCAP President and current Board member. The Bergmans penned such songs as "The Way We Were," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" and many more.

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  • September 2017

    The Fang-tastic Music of Vampirina

    Disney Junior's <em>Vampirina</em> follows a pre-teen vampire living amongst the mortals in Pennsylvania. As it turns out, young "Vee" has a lot more in common with humans kids than you’d think. One uncommon aspect of the show is its batty music, scared up by ASCAP workshop alumni Layla Minoui, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. We caught up with these three supernaturally gifted music creators about their scary good work on <em>Vampirina</em>.

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  • October 2017

    9th Annual ASCAP Women Behind the Music

    ASCAP’s “Women Behind the Music” is created to encourage and recognize women in the music community. It honors not only singers and songwriters but also female executives in all facets of the entertainment business, including managers, attorneys, label executives and music publishers

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  • September 2017

    Chart-Topping Country Star Kelsea Ballerini To Be Honored With Vanguard Award At 55th ASCAP Country Music Awards

    “From the moment she released her debut single, Kelsea Ballerini’s fearless songwriting and gifted vocals have made her one of the most exciting new artists in country music,” said John Titta, ASCAP Executive Vice President, Membership.

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  • September 2017

    Discount Tix for Center Theatre Group Productions in LA

    We've teamed up with the Center Theatre Group to offer ASCAP members ticket discounts for acclaimed theatrical productions at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre in LA. Check back for the newest offers!

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  • October 2017

    Michael Giacchino at 50 – A Birthday Gala Celebration

    Join Oscar-winning ASCAP composer Michael Giacchino as we celebrate his 50th birthday with his first ever major career retrospective. This personal, one-off event will also take a rare glimpse at the man behind the magic, sharing never-before-seen footage from Michael’s childhood and early career.

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  • September 2017

    Dua Lipa And The Amazons To Be Honoured With The ASCAP Vanguard Award At ASCAP Awards In London October 16; Steve Mac To Be Presented The ASCAP Founders Award

    The Award Ceremony hosted at One Marylebone will also include special live performances from The Amazons and Anne-Marie.

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  • September 2017

    Finding the Right Sound

    When producing music, finding the right sound is in many ways as important as the composition itself. Top 10 Billboard-charting writer-producers BJ Perry and John Pregler have some pro tips on how tone, instrumentation and a trusted outsider can help you find the right sound for your project.

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  • September 2017

    On the Come Up: Juke Ross

    In the newest edition of our ongoing series about ASCAP Urban members on the verge, Juke Ross, who painted the globe with his first single, "Colour Me," shares a page from his “On the Come Up” story.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP Urban's On the Come Up Showcases Light Up LA, NYC, ATL

    The next generation of R&B and hip-hop superstars took over the nation this summer, as the ASCAP Urban team brought its "On the Come Up" showcases to LA, New York and Atlanta. Audiences of in-the-know fans came in droves to see three killer lineups of up-and-coming ASCAP talent.

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  • September 2017

    13th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO Slated For May 7 - 9, 2018 At Loews Hollywood Hotel In Los Angeles

    The United States’ largest conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers, ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO offers a rare opportunity for aspiring music creators to learn from and collaborate with some of the most successful and creative people in the music industry.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP @ The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

    The ASCAP Shady Grove Stage will feature songwriter-artists Aaron Lee Tasjan, Angaleena Presley, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, Ivory Layne, Jillian Jacqueline, Jonathan Singleton, Rosi Golan, The Bros. Landreth, The Sisterhood and the "Play Pilgrimage" contest winner, Cody Huggins. ASCAP and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival also partnered with The Frist for a special edition of “Frist Friday,” featuring Devon Gilfillian and Nikki Lane, on August 25th.

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  • September 2017

    Matthew West Named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year; Joel Smallbone Named Top Songwriter-Artist; “The River” Claims Top Song Honors; Capitol CMG Earns Publisher of the Year at 39th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 39th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards on Tuesday, September 19, at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP Members Win Three Music Trophies at 2017 Primetime Emmys

    On September 9-10, the Television Academy honored four ASCAP members for their outstanding musical achievements in the 2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP Donates $25,000 To MusiCares To Help Provide Relief For Members of the Music Community Affected By Recent Hurricanes

    Donation to help provide assistance with shelter, food, instrument and recording equipment replacement and more.

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  • September 2017

    10 Reasons to Apply to the Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop

    We heard through the grapevine that you haven't yet applied to the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop in LA. As if a whole ton of education, collaboration and motivation weren't enough, here are 10 reasons you should apply by October 13.

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  • September 2017

    Jazz Luminary Dee Dee Bridgewater to Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at 2017 ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC

    Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will be honored with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at The ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration on Thursday, December 14. The Champion Award was established to celebrate ASCAP members whose contributions extend beyond music to significant charitable and humanitarian efforts.

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  • September 2017

    Rodney Crowell to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Awards at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2016, will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, November 6.

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  • August 2017

    A Special Message for Members Affected by the Recent Hurricanes Regarding ASCAP September or October Royalty Distributions

    Texas is one of America’s greatest musical regions, and home to so many ASCAP members. We feel for all members who have been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, and want to ensure that your upcoming royalty distributions make it through.

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  • September 2017

    Song Arts "Making Awesome Tracks II" Pop Music Production Seminar

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  • August 2017

    ASCAP Members Shine at MTV Video Music Awards

    This year’s MTV Video Music Awards brought the glory of the music video to life. Our members and their videos dominated the spectacular show, taking nine competitive categories plus two “Fight Against the System” honors.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop

    The Lied Center for Performing Arts proudly announces the return of the ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop, Sept. 12-14, 2017. One of three national venues chosen by ASCAP to host a workshop, the Lied will focus on showcasing stellar new musicals with a potential Broadway trajectory.

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  • August 2017

    Zach of All Trades: The Music Supe Behind Netflix's "Master of None"

    Music plays a vital role in the acclaimed Netflix comedy Master of None, up for eight Emmys this year. We chatted with one of the show's Emmy-nominated music supervisors, ASCAP member Zach Cowie, about how he finds the perfect music to match the vibe of each scene.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP Presents at The Basement

    Emerging ASCAP country and pop songwriter-artists strut their stuff and showcase their songs in front of a live audience.

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  • October 2017

    ASCAP Presents at The Basement

    Emerging ASCAP country and pop songwriter-artists strut their stuff and showcase their songs in front of a live audience.

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  • September 2017

    Songwriters Beat: Writing Your Next 3-Minute Masterpiece

    Join hit ASCAP songwriter Alex Forbes and Songwriters Beat founder Valerie Ghent for this exciting workshop series. In Part 1, each participant will present two works-in-progress, get detailed professional critiques, and meet new colleagues. Then everyone will return for Part 2 to perform their rewrites...or present completely new material!

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  • September 2017

    youbloomLA Music Summit & Festival

    Youbloom is a nonprofit music conferences, designed to help music creators learn about the music business. Prepare for two days of networking and learning from leading experts in panels, masterclasses and keynotes as well as three days of showcases throughout the city.

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  • September 2017

    Apply for The Collective Workshop in NYC

    The Collective workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a select, advanced group of songwriters and producers. The workshop features prominent music industry professionals as mentors, leading a creative discussion about the art of songwriting. This year's workshop will also award selected participants with the Harold Adamson Lyric Award.

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  • August 2017

    A Crowning Achievement: The Music of Netflix's "The Crown"

    The acclaimed Netflix drama The Crown is nominated for 13 Emmys, including an Outstanding Music Composition nod for ASCAP composer Rupert Gregson-Williams. Find out how he captured the complex lives of Britain's royal family through his alluring music for the series.

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  • September 2017

    A Second Bite of the Copyright Apple: Copyright Terminations - What You Need to Know to Reclaim Your Copyright

    This panel will present a comprehensive view of current issues with § 203 of the Copyright Act, otherwise known as the “35-year law,” including a basic overview of the law; a refresher on §304; statutory requirements, dates, and deadlines; review of current litigation; current major label objections to sound recording notices of termination and the “work for hire” controversy; artist view from recording artist Stephen Bishop, who successfully terminated a recording agreement under § 203.

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  • October 2017

    Thinking Outside the Box: Bolstering Revenue By Exploitation of Older Music Catalogs via Non-Traditional Means

    This panel examines the legal perspective and challenges of a proactive approach in the exploitation of older music catalogs (masters and publishing) via non-traditional licensing to generate income.

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  • October 2017

    Apply for The ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Workshop

    The ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Workshop is designed to enrich participants' knowledge of the industry, help them establish contacts and confidence and expand their collaborative partnerships. The Workshop takes place at ASCAP’s LA office over six days in November. Participants must be available all six days.

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  • August 2017

    ASCAP Names Tristan Boutros As Chief Technology Officer

    As CTO, Tristan will lead ASCAP’s evolving technology strategy and execution to scale the global IT systems and infrastructure necessary for ASCAP’s many business transformation initiatives, including ASCAP’s cloud strategy, encompassing elastic computing and API roadmap.

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  • October 2017

    Apply for The ASCAP Foundation Harry Chapin Songwriters Workshop

    The ASCAP Foundation Harry Chapin Songwriters Workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a select, advanced group of songwriters and producers. Those who are chosen for the program will have the opportunity to refine and enhance their work with the contribution and guidance of established major label A&Rs, publishers and top tier producers/songwriters who will act as mentors throughout the workshop.

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  • August 2017

    Song for My Father: AJ Croce Records Jim Croce's Final Song

    The new AJ Croce track "Name of the Game," from his new album <em>Just Like Medicine</em>, was the final song written by AJ's famous father Jim Croce before he died in a plane crash in 1973. 40+ years later, AJ has dusted off this undiscovered gem and connected with the father that he never knew in the process.

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP Announces New Song Arts Academy Songwriting Fall Workshop - Apply Now!

    ASCAP is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Seidman. The advanced fall workshop starts Tuesday, September 19 and runs five consecutive Tuesday evenings: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17, from 7PM - 9:30PM in Manhattan.

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  • October 2017

    2017 Durango Songwriters Expo

    ASCAP is proud to sponsor the 22nd Durango Songwriters Expo. The Durango Expo is one of the nation’s premier artist/songwriter events. In the last two years there have been 10 major signings that took place at the Expo, including Sophie Rose and ASCAP superstar Meghan Trainor.

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  • August 2017

    Someone Like Dan: Wilson Talks About New Album of His Songs Made Famous by Adele and Others

    Grammy-winning songwriter-producer Dan Wilson has had his hand – and heart – in some of the biggest hits of the past two decades.

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  • August 2017

    David Leon's New Thing at Newport

    ASCAP composer David Leon was selected to play a highly prized slot at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival, as part of The ASCAP Foundation's ongoing partnership with the Festival. A few days before his August 5 set, Leon told us about his music, his upbringing, and what it means to play on this hallowed stage.

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  • July 2017

    How to Give Better Song Feedback

    Getting great feedback to your songs can be transformative. But how do you learn to give it? In this guide from songwriter and educator Keppie Coutts, you'll learn to give song feedback that can help others AND improve your own writing.

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  • July 2017

    ASCAP Members Earn 79 Spots on NPR’s “150 Greatest Albums Made by Women” List

    NPR’s "The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women" list is an important reminder that female music creators are central to any appreciation of the history of recorded music. ASCAP couldn’t be prouder to represent 79 of the strong female voices that make up this canon of indisputably great music.

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  • July 2017

    ASCAP & BMI Announce Creation Of A New Comprehensive Musical Works Database To Increase Ownership Transparency In Performing Rights Licensing

    Expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2018, the first-of-its-kind database will feature aggregated song ownership data from ASCAP and BMI and offer greater transparency to music users and the industry.

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  • July 2017

    Latin Music Youth Idol Maluma Joins ASCAP for Representation of Public Performances of His Songwriting Catalog

    The twenty-three-year-old is one of the music industry's most important new voices. Maluma’s latest single, “Felices Los 4,” just reached #1 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart.

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  • July 2017

    TV Academy Nominates 24 ASCAP Writers for 2017 Emmys

    The Television Academy just announced that 24 ASCAP-licensed composers and songwriters have been nominated for the 69th annual Primetime Emmys, across the five music categories.

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  • July 2017

    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.

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  • June 2017

    12 Gifted Composers From Six Countries Selected For Exclusive ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop

    The Workshop, supported by The ASCAP Foundation, is known in Hollywood circles for grooming some of the world’s top composers, connecting them with agents, music supervisors, attorneys and A-list Hollywood studio executives.

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  • June 2017

    Pittsburgh Composer Benjamin Barson Receives the ASCAP Foundation 2017 Fred Ho Award

    The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce Benjamin Barson as the recipient of this year’s Fred Ho Award.

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  • June 2017

    Catching Butterflies: Harnessing the Muse

    Has the deadly plague of songwriter’s block struck you? The truth is, sometimes the well just runs dry, but never fear. Multi-platinum songwriter Meghan Kabir has some sage tips about how to re-awaken your songwriting mojo.

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  • June 2017

    Hip-Hop Icon Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and Legendary Songwriting/Production Duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Receive Distinguished Honors at 2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards returned to The Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for its 30th annual ceremony. The invitation-only event celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2016 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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  • June 2017

    Help Protect Music now!

    The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts (ALFA) is a political action committee, or PAC, formed for the purpose of protecting the rights of music creators and furthering the interests of songwriters, composers and publishers in Washington.

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  • June 2017

    2017 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    On June 22, ASCAP celebrated our unparalleled roster of urban music giants, past and present, at the 30th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, presented by REVOLT.

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  • June 2017

    Finding the Music in James Joyce's Words

    Each June 16, James Joyce lovers around the world celebrate Bloomsday. To honor this revered author's impact on music, we asked Irish composer Brian Byrne to tell us how he captured the music in Joyce’s words with his new album Goldenhair.

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  • June 2017

    Next Honor for Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: Iconic Songwriting and Production Duo to Receive ASCAP Voice Of Music Award At 30th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 22

    The prestigious award comes on the heels of Jam and Lewis’s induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The Grammy-winning duo are responsible for chart-topping pop hits such as Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You,” and “Miss You Much;” Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You;” George Michael’s “Monkey;” Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee;” and Mary J Blige’s “No More Drama.”

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  • June 2017

    Hello, Tony! ASCAP Members Win Big at 2017 Tonys

    Whether exploring the pains of adolescence, the consequences of meddling with love or the way people come together amid tragedy, ASCAP members brought that Broadway razzle-dazzle to the 2017 Tony Awards, and fueled many of the night’s biggest winners.

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  • June 2017

    Paul Williams Presented with NMPA Industry Legacy Award

    ASCAP President is honored alongside Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier, Pharrell Williams, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and “Imagine” at star-studded event

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  • June 2017

    WineAmerica and ASCAP Partner to Introduce New Music License for Wineries

    WineAmerica, the national organization of American wineries, and ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, are working together to improve music licensing compliance for the wine industry with the introduction of a unique music license created specifically for wineries.

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  • June 2017

    ASCAP and YouTube Reach Multi-Year Agreement for US Performance Rights

    Effective immediately, the agreement includes US public performance rights and data collaboration. The mutual goal is to work together to ensure that ASCAP members get paid more fairly and accurately for the use of their music on YouTube.

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  • June 2017

    The ASCAP Foundation Honors Emerging Jazz Composers Žan Tetičkovič and Annie Booth

    The ASCAP Foundation announces that it will honor two young jazz composers for their outstanding talent: Žan Tetičkovič is the recipient of the Johnny Mandel Prize, and Annie Booth is the recipient of the Phoebe Jacobs Prize.

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  • June 2017

    A Concert Tribute to ASCAP Founding Member Harry T. Burleigh at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre

    A distinguished moment of pride after Harlem Opera Theater’s concert presentation, one devoted exclusively to the music of founding ASCAP member Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949), “Father of Concert Spiritual Arrangements.”

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  • June 2017

    Notorious B.I.G. to be Honored Posthumously with Esteemed ASCAP Founders Award at 30th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 22nd in Los Angeles

    The exclusive event will honor hip-hop legend, Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, with the esteemed ASCAP Founders Award upon the 20th anniversary of his death. ASCAP will also honor its songwriter and publisher community with awards for the most performed ASCAP songs of the past year on the R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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  • May 2017

    ASCAP Names Tony Dunaif EVP and Head of International Affairs

    The appointment comes as part of ASCAP’s organizational transformation agenda to meet the future needs of its members. Dunaif will bring his expertise in global business development, licensing and strategy to develop international opportunities and partnerships that will ensure that ASCAP members collect greater value for performances of their music outside of the United States.

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  • May 2017

    James Fauntleroy Joins 20+ International Songwriters for Writing Retreat in Ojai

    This March, ASCAP mega-songwriter James Fauntleroy was the special guest mentor at a songwriting retreat in Ojai, CA, hosted by Dave Stroud (VocalizeU) and long time music executive Big Billy Clark. The retreat brought together about 20 songwriters from all over the world for four days of creativity, collaboration and critiques.

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  • May 2017

    New Choral Music from 10 Brilliant Young Composers Resounds in New York

    On May 20th, new choral music resounded through St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in New York, as the New York Virtuoso Singers presented a concert of world premiere choral pieces by 10 recipients of The ASCAP Foundation's Morton Gould Young Composers Award.

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  • May 2017

    Florence Welch, Coldplay and Dario Marianelli Among Top Honorees at 62nd Annual Ivor Novello Awards

    Florence Welch, Coldplay and Dario Marianelli Among Top Honorees at 62nd Annual Ivor Novello Awards. ASCAP-affiliated songwriters and composers win 10 out of 14 Ivors in London

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  • May 2017

    Angela Parrish & Hunter Phelps Win Abe Olman Scholarships from Songwriters Hall of Fame

    The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 recipients of its Abe Olman Scholarships for Excellence in Songwriting. This year's recipients include ASCAP songwriters Angela Parrish and Hunter Phelps.

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  • May 2017

    Our Big Winners at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

    ASCAP members won awards across the musical spectrum on May 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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  • May 2017

    Max Martin Takes Songwriter of the Year for 10th Time; Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" Is Song of the Year at 34th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

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  • May 2017

    Composer Stephen Schwartz Celebrated with ASCAP Founders Award at 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

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  • May 2017

    Ten Compositions by ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award Recipients To Premiere on May 20 Under the Direction of Harold Rosenbaum with the New York Virtuoso Singers

    The ASCAP Foundation proudly announces an upcoming concert of choral works commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers.

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  • May 2017

    ASCAP Celebro Sonidos Acusticos en Miami con la Participation de Fonseca, Feid, Maffio y Jonatan Sanchez

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  • May 2017

    El Pabellón de la Fama de los Compositores Latinos

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  • May 2017

    ASCAP arrasa en los Premios Billboard 2017

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  • May 2017

    Grammy-Award Winning Superstar Meghan Trainor To Be Honored With ASCAP Vanguard Award At 2017 ASCAP Pop Music Awards On May 18

    The ASCAP Vanguard Award recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music. Previous honorees include Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk, Sara Bareilles, Diplo, fun., Jack Johnson, The Killers, Modest Mouse, The Strokes, St. Vincent and Walk the Moon.

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  • May 2017

    ASCAP's Broadway Legacy Continues with 13 Tony Nominations

    The 2017 Tony Award nominations have been announced, and ASCAP members have once again been recognized for their incredible work in theater with 13 nominations across five major categories.

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  • May 2017

    Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP takes legal action against nine venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission.

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  • May 2017

    ASCAP Members Clean Up at the 2017 Daytime Emmys

    ASCAP composers and songwriters cleaned up at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, April 28th, clinching three of the four music composition categories. Six of our members took home trophies for their excellence in composing, songwriting and music direction for daytime TV programming.

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  • April 2017

    10 Commissions / 10 World Premieres: The New York Virtuoso Singers

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  • April 2017

    U.S. Voters Say Free Market, Not Government Should Determine Songwriter Royalties

    Nearly two-thirds (64%) of American voters believe the free market should determine how much songwriters are paid instead of the federal government (10%) – a majority opinion that holds across party lines. Recognizing that technology has fundamentally transformed the music industry over the past decade, two-thirds (66%) of voters surveyed say U.S. music licensing regulations should reflect the way people listen to music today, and two-thirds (65%) of voters support updating U.S. music licensing regulations to ensure songwriters have the ability to achieve fair compensation for the public performances of their work.

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  • April 2017

    Songwriters to Call for Reforms to Outdated Music Licensing Regulations During ASCAP "Stand With Songwriters" Advocacy Day on April 26

    Paul Williams, Peter Frampton, Rob Thomas, Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman, Ledisi, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and other award-winning American songwriters ask Congress to support updates for the modern music economy.

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  • April 2017

    Peter Frampton, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian & Rob Hyman and More to Perform at The ASCAP Foundation’s “We Write the Songs” at Library of Congress on April 25

    The evening celebrates the gift by The ASCAP Foundation to the Library of Congress of the original manuscripts, lead sheets, lyrics sheets, photos and letters of some of America’s greatest creators of words and music.

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  • April 2017

    2017 ASCAP EXPO Leads Thousands of Music Creators to “Higher Ground”

    After 12 years of running the EXPO, we knew to expect great memories and countless “only at the EXPO” moments. But even we were surprised at how inspiring the 2017 EXPO was for our thousands of attendees and panelists.

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  • April 2017

    Top Songwriters Priscilla Renea, Chris DeStefano, Adam Schlesinger and More Make Case for Music Licensing Reform

    In this video, some of today’s top songwriters explain the challenges facing today's music creators and collectively deliver a personal appeal for music licensing reform. Changes are needed fast. Whether you are a music creator or a music fan, please #standwithsongwriters and help us build a stronger future for music. Ask your members of Congress to support music licensing reform.

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  • April 2017

    Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc and More Discuss Creating Music and Collaborate on Video’s Score

    In this video, some of today’s top songwriters explain the challenges facing today's music creators and collectively deliver a personal appeal for music licensing reform. Changes are needed fast. Whether you are a music creator or a music fan, please #standwithsongwriters and help us build a stronger future for music. Ask your members of Congress to support music licensing reform.

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  • April 2017

    Carlos Vives Returns To ASCAP

    Multiple Latin Grammy and Grammy winner Carlos Vives signs agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog

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  • April 2017

    Jimmy Webb Meets the Wrecking Crew

    Jimmy Webb, the revered songwriter of "MacArthur Park," "Wichita Lineman," “By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and many more, just released his memoir <em>The Cake and the Rain</em>. Read this excerpt, recounting the first time he heard one of his songs performed start to finish.

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  • April 2017

    ASCAP Launches New Member Benefit with LANDR

    LANDR will provide free, unlimited mastering to ASCAP members. This marks the beginning of ASCAP’s larger initiative to offer its 600,000 members an integrated member benefits experience with preeminent organizations, such as LANDR, that deliver services to music professionals.

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  • April 2017

    ASCAP, SACEM, And PRS For Music Initiate Joint Blockchain Project To Improve Data Accuracy For Rightsholders

    Three of the largest member-owned collection societies in the world today announced a groundbreaking partnership to prototype a new shared system of managing authoritative music copyright information using blockchain technology.

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  • April 2017

    ASCAP Delivers Record-High 2016 Financial Results: Collects $1.059 Billion in Revenue and Distributes More Than $918 Million to Songwriter, Composer and Music Publisher Members

    ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the only member-owned performing rights organization in the U.S., representing over 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, today announced record-breaking revenues and distributions for 2016, Year Two of its six-year strategic transformation plan to secure the future for music creators and publishers in the rapidly changing music world.

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  • April 2017

    ASCAP Reveals Full Schedule for 2017 “I Create Music” EXPO

    The United States' largest gathering of songwriters and composers comes to Los Angeles in nine days (April 13 - 15) with Stevie Wonder as featured keynote.

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  • March 2017

    The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

    Morton Gould, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, served as President of ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation from 1986 – 1994. To honor Gould’s lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators, the annual ASCAP Foundation Young Composer program was dedicated to his memory, following his death in 1996.

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  • March 2017

    National Recording Registry’s 2016 Picks Are "Over the Rainbow"

    Recordings by ASCAP members Barbra Streisand, N.W.A., Talking Heads among the 25 titles cited for their cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage

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  • March 2017

    ASCAP and Motown Gospel Celebrate 2017 Stellar Awards Nominees at Annual ASCAP "Morning Glory" Breakfast in Las Vegas

    The exclusive ASCAP “Morning Glory” breakfast is one of the premier events leading up to the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Hosted by gospel singer and television personality, Lexi Allen, the program featured uplifting performances by Motown Gospel artist, Brian Courtney Wilson, Tasha Cobbs, VaShawn Mitchell, and Gene Moore.

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  • March 2017

    ASCAP Enterprises Announces Relaunch of Administration Services Business as Songwize

    The launch signals ASCAP’s commitment to offering the music industry efficient and cost-effective solutions for royalty processing and payment services, built on the organization’s trusted and secure performance rights administration platform.

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  • March 2017

    ASCAP Elects Board of Directors

    ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams announced the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2017.

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  • March 2017

    They., Jessie Reyez, Topaz Jones, Gizzle, Ravyn Lenae and More Fire Up ASCAP Urban Showcase at SXSW 2017

    On March 15th, ASCAP’s Urban Team hosted an epic lineup of some of today’s hottest rising hip-hop, rap and urban music artists at its “On the Come Up” showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX.

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  • March 2017

    Stevie Wonder to Accept Inaugural "Key of Life" Award and Will Be Featured Keynote at 2017 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 13 - 15 in Los Angeles

    The “Key of Life” Award celebrates Wonder’s incomparable, peerless contributions to the world through his music. Wonder will also appear in a keynote "I Create Music" session.

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  • March 2017

    Daddy Yankee And Joss Favela Named Songwriter/Artist and Songwriter of the Year at 25th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards

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  • March 2017

    ASCAP Promotes Elizabeth Rodda to Vice President of International Affairs

    Rodda, who joined ASCAP in 2013, is based in Miami and will continue as a key member of ASCAP’s International Affairs team.

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  • March 2017

    The ASCAP Foundation Partners with the Newport Jazz Festival®

    Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award recipient David Leon will perform at Festival’s Storyville Stage. The Newport Jazz Festival takes place August 4 - 6.

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  • March 2017

    Stephen Schwartz to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

    ASCAP will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP’s top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • March 2017

    NMPA To Begin Copyright Royalty Board Proceedings For Streaming Mechanical Royalty Rates

    This week, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has begun a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) that will determine the mechanical royalty rates paid by digital streaming services for the next five years.

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  • March 2017

    Grammy Winners and Today’s Hit Collaborators Among 32 New Panelists Announced for ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 13 – 15 In Los Angeles

    Panelists at the 2017 ASCAP EXPO have contributed to some of the year’s most iconic releases: Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo,’ Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose.’

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  • March 2017

    "On the Come Up" Series: March Edition - Taylor Girlz

    Taylor Girlz OTCU

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  • March 2017

    The ASCAP Foundation “Songwriters: The Next Generation” Showcases ASCAP Artists at The Kennedy Center

    “Songwriters: The Next Generation,” a program of The ASCAP Foundation and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, showcases the work of four young songwriters and composers in free concerts on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10

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  • February 2017

    Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Win Best Original Song Oscar for “City of Stars” from La La Land

    On February 26th, at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, ASCAP members Benj Pasek and Justin Paul took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for “City of Stars” from the musical film La La Land, which they shared with the film’s composer, Justin Hurwitz. The duo had previously won the Golden Globe in January for “City of Stars.”

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  • February 2017

    Diane Warren to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at 2017 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    “Diane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Her music evokes universal emotions that connect us in a way few songwriters can."

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  • February 2017

    The Blair Brothers' Score Feels at Home in Award-Winning Sundance Film

    The Blair Brothers aren’t strangers to the Sundance Film Festival but this year was a first for Macon Blair, whose feature directorial debut, I don’t feel at home in this world anymore, scored by Brooke and Will Blair, was a breakout hit. The brothers often collaborate with childhood friend, director Jeremy Saulnier, who most recently brought Green Room and Blue Ruin through the festival. This year they technically kept it in the family, although anyone who has worked with them knows that they treat everyone like a blood relation. That is why everyone experienced collective team spirit when Macon took home the “US Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize”- one of Sundance’s most prestigious awards.

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  • February 2017

    Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Winner Joshua Green Celebrates Album Release with National Sawdust Debut

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  • February 2017

    Jacob Forever, Kany Garcia, Noel Schajris, Joss Favela and Silverio Lozada Confirmed to Perform at 25th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Wednesday, March 15th at the Vanderbilt Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico

    The writers and publishers of 2016’s most-performed Latin music songs will be recognized at the event, which takes place at the Vanderbilt Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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  • February 2017

    ASCAP Members Lead Stellar Award Nominations

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  • February 2017

    The ASCAP Foundation Announces 2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients

    The program was established in 2002 to encourage young gifted jazz composers up to the age of 30. It carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of the Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to support this program.

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  • February 2017

    ASCAP Members Lead Nominations for Induction into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction at 5th Annual LA MUSA AWARDS

    La Junta de Directores y Oficiales del Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama de Los Compositores), anunció los nombres de veinticuatro autores y compositores nominados para ser ingresados al Salón de la Fama durante la quinta ceremonia anual de <b>PREMIOS LA MUSA 2017</b>. Los seis candidatos con el mayor número de votos serán oficialmente ingresados en la prestigiosa ceremonia que tiene lugar en el mes de octubre presentada por WorldArts.

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  • February 2017

    Premios Billboard a la música Latina

    ASCAP felicita a todos los nominados al Premio Billboard de la música Latina en especial a todos nuestros socios nominados quienes arrasaron en la mayoría de las nominaciones! Enrique Iglesias y Juan Gabriel entre los más nominados.

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  • February 2017

    Premios Billboard a la música Latina

    ASCAP felicita a todos los nominados al Premio Billboard de la música Latina en especial a todos nuestros socios nominados quienes arrasaron en la mayoría de las nominaciones! Enrique Iglesias y Juan Gabriel entre los más nominados.

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  • February 2017

    New Book by Eunice David Celebrates the Life and Songs of Hal David

    He was President and distinguished member of ASCAP's Board of Directors, Chairman Emeritus of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and recipient of its inaugural Visionary Leadership Award, and was honored as Ambassador by the Society of Composers and Lyricists. Legendary lyricist Hal David expressed his celebration of life and love in all of the beautiful poetry of his classic songs. In her recently released book, Hal David: His Magic Moments, his widow Eunice David celebrates this unique and modest man who left such rich legacy for lovers, giving them the words which express the great themes of their own lives.

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  • February 2017

    Beyoncé, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Justin Timberlake, Solange and The Chainsmokers Lead ASCAP Grammy Winners

    The 59th Grammy Awards were held on February 12th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ASCAP members won Grammys across the musical spectrum, especially songwriter-producer Greg Kurstin, who won a total of four Grammys, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year ("Hello") and Album of the Year (25) for his work with Adele. Other top Grammy winners included Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback, Solange, The Chainsmokers and many more.

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  • February 2017

    ASCAP Members Lead Nominations for Induction into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction at 5th Annual LA MUSA AWARDS

    On February 7th, the Board of Directors and Officers of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF) announced the names of the 24 songwriters and composers nominated for induction into the Hall during the 5th Annual LA MUSA AWARDS. Fifteen of those nominated are direct members of ASCAP or license their music through ASCAP in the US. The six candidates with the greatest number of votes will be officially inducted at a prestigious ceremony to be held in October presented by WorldArts.

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  • February 2017

    2016 Tax Forms Are Now Available in Member Access

    Great news! 2016 tax forms based on your ASCAP royalties for reference in preparing your tax return are now available online.

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  • February 2017

    Works of ASCAP Composers Saad Haddad and Wlad Marhulets featured on Princeton Symphony Orchestra program: Un/Restrained

    ASCAP Adventurous Program award winning Princeton Symphony Orchestra under music director Rossen Milanov proved once again its cutting edge status with an exciting weekend concert featuring clarinetist David Krakauer and and works by Shostakovich and Golijov, as well as ASCAP award-winning composers Saad Haddad and Wlad Marhulets.

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  • February 2017

    ASCAP Promotes Simon Greenaway To Vice President, Membership, UK & Continental Europe

    In his new role, Greenaway will lead the ASCAP Membership division based in the ASCAP UK office, which continues to expand its roster as ASCAP adds more services for members across the globe.

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  • February 2017

    ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy: Engages CML Consultancy Services Led by Miew Lan Chan

    Led by Miew Lan Chan, the former General Manager of Music Authors’ Copyright Protection (MACP) Berhad in Malaysia, CML Consultancy Services will work with the ASCAP Senior Leadership Team to foster international relations among ASCAP and its society partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

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  • February 2017

    ASCAP Brings Together 2017 Sundance Composers and Filmmakers

    On Tuesday, January 24th, ASCAP hosted its 2017 Sundance Composer-Filmmaker Reception, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe in Park City, Utah. The event was a celebration of ASCAP composers and filmmakers with work at the festival. All filmmakers, ASCAP composers and Music Café performers were welcome to attend.

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  • January 2017

    ASCAP & BMI Issue Joint Comments To House Judiciary Committee Regarding Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office

    On January 31, 2017, ASCAP and BMI jointly issued comments the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in response to the Committee's recent White Paper concerning the reform of the U.S. Copyright Office. 

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  • January 2017

    Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP takes legal action against 10 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission.

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  • January 2017

    SUNDANCE PART FOUR: The 2017 Sundance ASCAP Music Café Strikes a Chord with Filmmakers and Fans Alike

    Check out full coverage of all the exciting live performances at this year’s Sundance ASCAP Music Café

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  • January 2017

    2017 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo Lineup Kicks Off With 17 Top Hitmakers Including Aloe Blacc, Desmond Child, Ashley Gorley, Darrell Brown, Paul Williams and the Next Generation of Hit Songwriters: Bibi Bourelly, Captain Cuts, Deputy, Matt Jenkins and More

    Now in its 12th year, ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO takes place April 13 – 15 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. It is the United States’ largest conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers.

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  • January 2017

    Matthew Browne Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize For "Cabinet Of Curiosities"

    Dr. Rudolf Nissim, former head of ASCAP's International Department and a devoted friend of contemporary composers, established this annual prize through a bequest to The ASCAP Foundation.

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  • January 2017

    Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presents Michael Franti, Rooney, Clare Bowen, Josh Kelley, Andy Shauf and More at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

    The 19th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café – running during the daytime from January 20-27 – presents a vibrant lineup of renowned and up-and-coming artists and songwriters, specially curated by ASCAP for the Sundance Film Festival.

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  • January 2017

    The Wallis, ASCAP and DreamWorks Animation Announce Original Musical Selections for The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in Partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis

    The two-day annual workshop gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique.

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  • January 2017

    Why Justin Timberlake’s Strong “Feeling” Can’t Stop

    #1 in over a dozen countries and with multiple award nominations, Timberlake's “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is one of 2016’s biggest success stories

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  • September 2017

    ASCAP OnStage Deadline: April 1 to June 30 2017 Shows

    Through our OnStage program, you can receive royalties when your music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the country. Just provide the basic details of the performance and which of your songs were performed and you'll receive an OnStage payment with your normal ASCAP distribution. It's that simple.

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  • January 2017

    ASCAP Tells DealCrunch: How Music Keeps Customers in the Buying Mood

    ASCAP EVP of Licensing Vincent Candilora talks to retail industry blog DealCrunch about how music helps businesses' bottom lines and the ease of obtaining an ASCAP license.

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  • October 2017

    Domestic Writer

    Quarterly Domestic Distribution for 1st quarter 2017 (January, February, March) performances.

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  • September 2017

    Domestic Publishers Distribution

    Quarterly Domestic Distribution for 1st quarter 2017 (January, February, March) performances.

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  • December 2016

    Tori Amos Sheds a Little Light with "Flicker"

    Influential singer-songwriter Tori Amos describes how she wrote "Flicker," the end credits song for the Netflix doc Audrie & Daisy, about the disturbing epidemic of high school sexual assaults.

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  • December 2016

    Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree: Johnny Marks Songwriting Catalog Renews With ASCAP

    ASCAP renewed its agreement with the estate of songwriter Johnny Marks, the writer of classic holiday songs including "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Silver and Gold” and ”I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

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  • December 2016

    2016 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize Winner Announced

    Nathan Stang wins $5000 Frederick Fennell Prize in competition for young composers of concert band music.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP And Nielsen Announce New Strategic Data Agreement

    The new strategic multi-pronged, long-term data agreement enables ASCAP to leverage the music industry’s most trusted data to deliver enhanced reporting, business tools and services to its members.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee Announce New Agreement

    A new five-year agreement through 2021 sets rates payable by over 10,000 of America’s commercial terrestrial radio stations to publicly perform more than 10.5 million musical works in the ASCAP repertory.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP to Celebrate the 25th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards in Puerto Rico, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that it will celebrate the 25th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Vanderbilt Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP to Celebrate the 25th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards in Puerto Rico, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that it will celebrate the 25th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Vanderbilt Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP to Celebrate the 25th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards in Puerto Rico, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that it will celebrate the 25th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Vanderbilt Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP Anuncia la Vigésimo Quinta Edición del Premio ASCAP a la Música Latina en Puerto Rico Miércoles 15 de Marzo del 2017

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that it will celebrate the 25th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Vanderbilt Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico.

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  • December 2016

    Choral Music Composer Morten Lauridsen, Jazz Composer Maria Schneider And Broadway’s Pasek & Paul Among Honorees At The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Honors

    The ASCAP Foundation last night honored acclaimed choral music composer Morten Lauridsen and groundbreaking jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider with The ASCAP Foundation Life in Music Award. The accolades were presented at The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Honors at the Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

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  • December 2016

    New House Judiciary Committee Proposal Aims To Modernize Copyright Office

    Recently, the House Judiciary Committee, led by Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking committee member John Conyers (D-MI), set forth a proposal aimed at modernizing the U.S. Copyright Office. The plan would target several different areas, including the appointment of the Registrar of Copyrights, overall structure of the Copyright Office, technological improvements, advisory committees, and small claims.

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  • December 2016

    Choral Music & ASCAP - Now and Into the Future

    With the holidays approaching, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” when Americans gather together and break into song. So perhaps it’s appropriate that from coast to coast, and even across the Atlantic, this has been a big season for ASCAP choral music:

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  • December 2016

    The Golden Age: ASCAP Members Get 90% of Golden Globe Music Noms

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes on December 12th, and nine out of the 10 works picked for the two music categories were created by ASCAP’s international family of film music creators.

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  • December 2016

    Introducing the New ASCAP Member Access

    We're thrilled to introduce the new, revamped ASCAP Member Access. Every change has made it more useful, more powerful, and much easier for you to use. Here’s how to use some of our favorite features.

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP Relaunches Website and Member Portal

    Strategic focus on technology and innovation yields new online experience and sets stage for best-in-class digital services

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  • December 2016

    ASCAP Members Honored with Multiple Grammy Nominations

    Nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards were announced on December 6th. Leading the pack of ASCAP nominees are Beyoncé with nine nominations (for a total of 62 noms in her career, more than any other female artist), Greg Kurstin, Justin Bieber and Max Martin with four each and BJ the Chicago Kid, Shellback, The Chainsmokers, Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies, Lukas Graham and Tom Elmhirst with three a piece.

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  • December 2016

    The Songwriter Equity Act Continues To Add Co-Sponsors As The Congressional Year Comes To An End

    In the final weeks of the 114th Congressional session, the Songwriter Equity Act continues to add co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. The latest legislator to support the Bill is Rep. Stephen Knight, a republican from the state of California.

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  • December 2016

    Check It Out December Series

    On Friday, November 18th, ASCAP Atlanta held its year-end finale of the quarterly "Check It Out" series at i7 Records Studios in Atlanta, GA. This edition featured hit record producers Mark "Chop Diesel" Curry and Travis Cherry along with manager Kenneth "Big Bama" Linen and CEO of SLR Entertainment, Mark "Feedo" Baines.

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  • December 2016

    Future Hitmakers Gain Confidence, Connections at 2016 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop

    Great songs are the heart of the music biz, but it takes talent and know-how to succeed as a songwriter. That was the big takeaway from this year's ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop.

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  • December 2016

    The Creator’s Toolbox: How Using Ambience Can Make or Break Your Tracks

    Want to give your tracks a professional dimension? We asked two top producers to reflect on the topic of reverberation .

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  • November 2016

    ASCAP Members Dominate Top Categories at 2016 Latin Grammy Awards

    Members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) dominated the top categories at this year’s 17th Annual Latin Grammy Ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, November 19th.

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  • November 2016

    The Creator's Toolbox: Why Ribbon Mics are the Go-To Choice for Savvy Digital Recordists

    With more models available than at any time in recent memory, ribbon mics are becoming increasingly popular with home and project recording studios. We asked two leading manufacturers for tips on adding a ribbon mic to your toolkit.

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  • November 2016

    New Members: Lewis Del Mar

    Can you please sit the f**k down?” sings Lewis Del Mar’s Danny Miller. It’s a brash way to start off the experimental folk-pop duo’s first single “Loud(y),” a #1 viral hit on Hype Machine, currently in the Top 25 at alternative radio. Then again, this is the kind of song that commands attention. Miller’s acoustic guitar licks collide with growling synth lines, found sounds and wild percussion from drummer/producer Max Harwood.

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  • November 2016

    New Member: Karey Kirkpatrick

    Though nearly 20 years in the making, the hit 2015 musical Something Rotten! seemed to come out of nowhere. It was created by three Broadway first-timers: new ASCAP member Karey Kirkpatrick, his co-songwriter (and brother) Wayne and co-book writer John O’Farrell; an early workshop run went so well that they scrapped a planned test run in Seattle, and launched onto Broadway after just a month of previews.

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  • November 2016

    The Songwriter Equity Act Picks Up Another Co-Sponsor In The House Of Representatives

    Last week the Songwriter Equity Act (H.R. 1283) gained an additional co-sponsor within the House of Representatives, Rep. Marcy Kaptur from Ohio.

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  • November 2016

    "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Is Most-Played Holiday Song of the Last 50 Years

    ASCAP announces its annual list of Top 30 Holiday Songs — and seasonal classics still rule.

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  • November 2016

    New Member: Tristan McIntosh

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  • November 2016

    Film Music Friday: Hauschka on the Collaborative Score for "Lion"

    To score emotion or to score action? Hauschka answers that question intuitively with his collaborative score for "Lion," the poignant story of an Indian-Australian businessman who travels the world searching for his biological parents. Find out how Hauschka and Dustin O'Halloran created its moving music in this wide-ranging interview.

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  • November 2016

    High Score: How Video Games are Offering New Opportunities to Composers, Producers and Orchestras

    The world of video game composing is not just exploding on computer screens, tablets, phones and at conventions where tribute bands play well-known scores. It has also grown remarkably in recent years and offers composers extraordinary opportunities to write and produce vast bodies of work for fans that are not just appreciative—but obsessive.

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  • November 2016

    10 Tips for Saving Money on Your First Tour

    So many great artists are stuck between finding hometown success and being ready for their first stints on the road. There are a lot of subtle but important tricks that touring vets know to save some cash on tours. Here are some essential ways to maximize your lean budget when it comes time to plan your first DIY tour. Hopefully these easy tips will help you save money on the road!

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  • November 2016

    Morten Lauridsen and Maria Schneider to Receive The ASCAP Foundation Life In Music Award at 2016 ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC on December 14

    The “Life in Music Award” is presented by The ASCAP Foundation to an ASCAP writer member for his/ her outstanding accomplishments as a composer, songwriter, performer, arranger, or vocalist in any genre.

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  • November 2016

    ASCAP Comments on U.S. Department of Justice Appeal of BMI Rate Court 100% Licensing Decision to Second Circuit

    ASCAP issued the following statement from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews.

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  • November 2016

    ASCAP Comments on U.S. Department of Justice Appeal of BMI Rate Court 100% Licensing Decision to Second Circuit

    ASCAP issued the following statement from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews.

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  • November 2016

    Carter Burwell, Ryuichi Sakamoto Win Big at World Soundtrack Awards

    There are few events as anticipated by the film and TV music community as the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium. This year’s ceremony and gala concert were as spectacular as any we’ve seen and heard in recent memory. The night belonged to ASCAP composer Carter Burwell, who earned three awards including Film Composer of the Year. Japanese film music master Ryuichi Sakamoto was on hand to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award, and perform excerpts of his beloved scores to Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor and Snake Eyes.

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  • November 2016

    Duran Duran, Jess Glynne And MNEK Honoured With Prestigious ASCAP Awards At Ceremony In London

    Jess Glynne and Amy Wadge are double award winners; Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Years and Years and Ella Henderson are also winners.

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  • November 2016

    Jess Glynne and MNEK to Be Honoured with ASCAP Vanguard Award at ASCAP Awards in London November 10

    The Vanguard Award recognizes the impact of outstanding ASCAP members on musical genres that will help shape the future of music.

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  • November 2016

    Bobby Bones Honored With Partners In Music Award At 2016 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    The ASCAP The Partners in Music Award was presented to Bobby Bones, in recognition of his exceptional dedication in presenting ASCAP members' music to the public.

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  • November 2016

    Garth Brooks Wins Entertainer of the Year at 50th Annual CMA Awards

    Legendary ASCAP songwriter-artist Garth Brooks took the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award at the 50th annual CMA Awards, hosted for the ninth time by ASCAP and CMA Award-winner Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood, and aired live on ABC on Wednesday, November 2nd from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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  • October 2016

    Ashley Gorley, Ricky Skaggs and Chris Stapleton Among Top Honorees at 2016 ASCAP Country Music Awards Celebration

    At the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, ASCAP honored its writers and publishers of country music’s most-performed songs of 2015 before an audience of distinguished songwriters, country stars and music industry leaders.

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  • October 2016

    New Member: Clare Bowen

    Years before landing the role of Scarlett O'Connor on the prime-time television series Nashville and launching her career as a singer-songwriter, Clare Bowen grew up in rural Australia, miles from the nearest city, writing down everything she felt, heard, saw and dreamed.

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  • October 2016

    Duran Duran To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at ASCAP Awards London on November 10th

    The legendary band, who have written four decades of hits, will be presented with the award on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the ASCAP Awards, London

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  • October 2016

    Justin Bieber's Higher Purpose

    With an acclaimed album, three #1 singles, a Grammy Award and a top-grossing tour, Justin Bieber ups his creative game and continues to gain fans and respect around the world

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  • October 2016

    Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP announced today that it has filed 10 separate copyright infringement actions against bars and restaurants nationwide, arising out of the unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works.

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  • October 2016

    ASCAP’s Annual “Women Behind The Music” Series Recognizes Songwriter Priscilla Renea, Music Executive Dominique Dunn And Talent Manager Eufaula Garrett

    ASCAP hosted its eighth annual “Women Behind the Music” series on October 12 at Bardot in Los Angeles.

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  • October 2016

    ASCAP Song Camp Returns to Château Marouatte for a Sixth Year

    From September 20 - 28, the incredible Château Marouatte was a creative oasis for some of ASCAP's top songwriters. Owned by famed music industry executive Miles Copeland, founder of IRS Records, the Château has now been host to six ASCAP Song Camps.

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  • October 2016

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  • October 2016

    Stronger: Kelly Clarkson Renews Agreement with ASCAP

    ASCAP will continue to license public performances of Clarkson's extensive songwriting catalog throughout the world, including the US chart-toppers “A Moment Like This,” “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).”

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  • October 2016

    Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin and More Among Top ASCAP Winners at Americana Music Association Awards

    A tribute to Guy Clark opened the show, with appearances by ASCAP Americana royalty Bob Weir, Billy Bragg, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and more.

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  • October 2016

    <strong>WATCH</strong> Creating Hooks: Songwriting Tips from Neil Diercks

    In this video tutorial, filmed at the 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, ASCAP member and Berklee Online songwriting instructor Neil Diercks offers tips for creating different types and layers of hooks that will make your songs memorable and impactful.

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  • October 2016

    Hit Songwriter Priscilla Renea, Music Executive Dominique Dunn, and Talent Manager Eufaula Garrett To Be Honored at 8th Annual ASCAP “Women Behind The Music” Event

    The event honors women in all facets of the entertainment business including singers, songwriters, managers, attorneys, label executives and music publishers.

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  • October 2016

    Chris Stapleton to be Honored with Vanguard Award at 54th ASCAP Country Music Awards

    The awards celebration, which honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2015, will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville on October 31st.

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  • October 2016

    ASCAP Songwriters Rule the Latin Grammy Nominations

    Julio Reyes Copello, Fonseca and Jesse & Joy (SACM) lead the ASCAP pack with four Latin GRAMMY nominations each. Pablo Alborán (SGAE), Andrea Bocelli (SIAE), Juan Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Diego Torres (SADAIC), Julieta Venegas (SGAE) and Manuel Medrano are also among this year’s nominees.

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  • October 2016

    BMG US President Zach Katz Elected To ASCAP Board Of Directors

    At BMG US, Katz is in charge of a roster including star writers Bruno Mars, will.i.am, DJ Snake, John Legend, Pitbull, Frank Ocean and Quincy Jones and recording artists such as blink-182, Janet Jackson, Alabama, Iron Maiden, Scarface and OK Go.

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  • September 2016

    Scoring Outside the <em>Cage</em>

    Luke Cage isn't your average onscreen superhero. So when showrunner Cheo Coker needed a score for the new Netflix series <em>Marvel's Luke Cage</em>, he brought in A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and musical iconoclast Adrian Younge for a blend of vintage funk, '90s hip-hop and soul that sounds like nothing else on TV.

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  • September 2016

    Katy Perry Renews Partnership With ASCAP

    ASCAP will continue to license public performances of Perry's successful songwriting catalog throughout the world.

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  • September 2016

    Hitmaker Greg Kurstin on Working with Adele, Sia, Beck and More

    Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumenalist Greg Kurstin has had his hand in creating such massive hits as Adele’s “Hello,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” Beck's "Dreams" and Sia’s “Chandelier.”

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  • September 2016

    Mark Lowry Honored With Golden Note Award, Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriter Of The Year, Matthew West Named Top Songwriter-Artist At 38th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    Contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith hosted the show.

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  • September 2016

    ASCAP and Magnus Media Host 2016 Song Camp in Miami with Acclaimed Group of Songwriters

    The two-day creative session, led by Marc Anthony and sponsored in part by the ASCAP Foundation, brought together an impressive group of established and up-and-coming songwriters of all music genres.

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  • September 2016

    ASCAP's New Digital Team Will Transform Services For Members And Licensees

    The team will harness ASCAP’s rich data and other assets to make ASCAP’s music licensing, royalty collection and distribution processes more transparent and efficient for members and licensees.

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  • September 2016

    International Music Icon Lionel Richie Renews with ASCAP

    Lionel Richie has renewed his agreement with ASCAP for representation of public performances of his song catalog. The multi-award winning singer and songwriter wrote numerous radio hits, including pop and R&B classics “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “All Night Long,” "We Are the World" (with Michael Jackson) and many more.

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  • September 2016

    Baby, One More Time: Pop Mastermind Max Martin Renews Agreement with ASCAP

    Top #1 hit songwriter Max Martin has renewed his agreement with ASCAP for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

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  • September 2016

    A Message from Paul Williams to ASCAP Members About Judge Stanton's Rejection of DOJ Proposal on 100% Licensing

    On 9/16, federal Judge Louis L. Stanton rejected the DOJ’s recent interpretation of the BMI consent decree, concluding that BMI is free to engage in fractional licensing. This is terrific news for our community of songwriters, composers and publishers.

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  • September 2016

    Diane Warren and Victor Reyes Win 2016 Emmys

    Congratulations are in order to ASCAP members Diane Warren and Victor Reyes, who both won their first Emmys at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday, September 10th.

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  • September 2016

    New Music Friday: Jóhann Jóhannsson on <em>Orphée</em>

    For his first solo album in six years, Icelandic ASCAP composer Jóhann Jóhannsson recorded <em>Orphée</em>, a gorgeous meditation on art, death and transitions, inspired by the Orpheus myth. We rang Jóhannsson in a castle in Umbria, Italy, to ask him about the album and his upcoming film projects.

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  • September 2016

    How to Sell Your Merch Online

    Merchandise can be a lucrative revenue stream for any type of musician. It can help you generate more income on tour, and create passive income through your website. Here are some tips for selling merch online, from our Member Benefits partner Bandzoogle's free eBook, <em>23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money</em>.

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  • September 2016

    All Together Now: Paul McCartney Renews Agreement with ASCAP for Public Performances of His Songs in the U.S.

    McCartney, known and loved the world over for his Beatles catalog, his hits with Wings and his extensive solo work, has been represented by ASCAP for performing rights in the US for multiple decades.

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  • September 2016

    Mike Love's Endless Summer of Love

    Half a century after he co-wrote “Good Vibrations,” new ASCAP member Mike Love still finds inspiration in the music and legacy of The Beach Boys.

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  • September 2016

    New Member: Michael Seltenreich

    What a remarkable year of accomplishment for the dynamic ASCAP composer Michael Seltenreich. Not only is Seltenreich the proud possessor of a freshly-minted Juilliard Master’s degree, but still a few years shy of 30, he has already earned multiple awards for music composition - including First Prize in the International Toru Takemitsu Composition Competition this May.

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  • September 2016

    Ricky Skaggs To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award At ASCAP Country Music Awards

    Acclaimed bluegrass and country music songwriter-artist and Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs will be honored for his pioneering contributions to music and for inspiring and influencing music creators.

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  • August 2016

    ASCAP Composers Berger & Trapani win Rome Prize

    An ASCAP coup this year, as our members Jonathan Berger and Christopher Trapani have been selected as the composer recipients of this year’s Rome Prize. The American Academy in Rome awards the Prize to a group of artists and scholars, who travel to Rome to work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom and interdisciplinary exchange.

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  • August 2016

    2017 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Slated for April 13 - 15 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

    The premier conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers in all music genres, ASCAP EXPO brings together aspiring and professional music creators to learn from some of the most successful and creative people in the music industry.

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  • August 2016

    Bringing Your Music into the Visual Space

    Your audience's appreciation of your music goes way beyond what they can hear. We asked the LA composer/artist collective The Echo Society to explain how taking a visual approach to live performance can help music resonate with your fans even more deeply.

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  • August 2016

    Message from ASCAP President Paul Williams on Strategy to Fight DOJ Consent Decree Interpretation

    The DOJ has released its official public statement regarding its review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. We believe the DOJ got it wrong. ASCAP President Paul Williams has announced a strategy with BMI to overturn the DOJ’s decision.

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  • August 2016

    ASCAP and BMI Join Forces to Fight the Department of Justice's Interpretation of Their Consent Decrees

    United in their belief that the DOJ mandate for 100% licensing will cause unnecessary chaos in the marketplace, the two organizations will pursue a joint campaign: BMI through litigation; ASCAP through legislative reform.

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  • August 2016

    ASCAP and BMI Join Forces to Fight the Department of Justice's Interpretation of Their Consent Decrees

    United in their belief that the DOJ mandate for 100% licensing will cause unnecessary chaos in the marketplace, the two organizations will cpursue a joint campaign: BMI through litigation; ASCAP through legislative reform.

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  • August 2016

    Singer, Storyteller, Humorist, Author and Songwriter Mark Lowry to Receive Prestigious Golden Note Award at ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world in gospel music and beyond. His lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs.

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  • July 2016

    Driving Around the Road Cones: Two Easy Strategies for Moving Beyond the First Verse

    Have you ever written a verse and chorus, but can’t seem to write a second verse? This experience may not be writer’s block at all, but a symptom of two process errors in lyric writing. Songwriter/educator Keppie Coutts explains how to get past them.

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  • July 2016

    The ASCAP Foundation & Copland House: A Proud Tradition Continues

    On June 12th, four ASCAP composers premiered new works at the closing concert of Copland House’s CULTIVATE Emerging Composers Institute. CULTIVATE, sponsored by The ASCAP Foundation, is an intensive workshop and mentoring program that has become a coveted destination for gifted concert music composers on the rise.

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  • July 2016

    ASCAP & BMI Announce New Standardized Cue Sheet Template Powered by RapidCue<sup>&reg;</sup>

    Building on the success of our joint venture RapidCue<sup>&reg;</sup>, ASCAP and BMI are excited to announce a new cue sheet template that will let us distribute royalties faster and more accurately to the film and TV composers, songwriters and publishers we represent.

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  • July 2016

    Listen Up or Lose It: How and Why to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    From the tunes blaring through your earbuds to the blast of sound at concerts, we live in an increasingly noisy world. So how can music creators and fans prevent noise-induced hearing loss? MusiCares, a charity branch of The Recording Academy, has some important tips.

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  • July 2016

    ASCAP Launches Redesigned Public Repertory Database

    ASCAP this week launched a redesigned version of ACE, its public repertory database, with new features that enable greater ease-of-use and additional information.

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  • July 2016

    Roxy Coss, ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Honoree, Featured at Newport Jazz Festival

    “Rising Star” Roxy Coss, selected to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival as part of a joint partnership with The ASCAP Foundation, talks about the opportunity to perform at the festival, fresh off her new album’s release.

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  • July 2016

    12 Composers From Around the World Make the Cut for Acclaimed ASCAP 2016 Film Scoring Workshop

    ASCAP announced the 12 composer participants selected for its prestigious Film Scoring Workshop in LA, led by Emmy award-winning composer Richard Bellis.

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  • July 2016

    Q&A About the Department of Justice’s Proposal on 100% Licensing

    Find out what the recent proposal by the US Department of Justice means for ASCAP and our members.

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  • July 2016

    Fonseca

    ASCAP le da la bienvenida a Fonseca, cantautor y tres veces ganador de Grammy Latino

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  • June 2016

    DC Leaders Speak Out Against the Recent Department of Justice Proposal

    In recent weeks, several members of Congress have been outspoken regarding the Department of Justice's recent proposal regarding 100% licensing and ASCAP and BMI's Consent Decrees.

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  • June 2016

    A Message from Beth Matthews to ASCAP's Songwriter, Composer & Publisher Members About the Recent DOJ Proposal

    The US Department of Justice has issued a proposal about ASCAP and BMI’s consent decrees. All of us at ASCAP are deeply disappointed by the proposal – but please know that this is not the final outcome of this process. While we consider all of our options, be assured that this in no way changes your ASCAP membership.

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  • June 2016

    Finding Work as a Composer

    Sustaining a career is as much about <em>getting</em> work as <em>doing</em> work. So how do film, TV and video game composers actually find work? ASCAP composer Jeremy Borum, author of <em>Guerrilla Film Scoring</em>, explains how diversification, director relationships and being active in the music community can help you score your next gig.

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  • June 2016

    A Tribe Called Quest Feted with ASCAP Golden Note Award Presented By André 3000 with Surprise Performance by Busta Rhymes at 2016 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    The 29th annual event returned to The Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

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  • June 2016

    ASCAP Presents at CMA Music Festival 2016

    Nashville, Tennessee, June 13, 2016: ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) presented three days of live music during this year's CMA Music Festival. On Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th, ASCAP curated performances from emerging songwriter-artists Carlton Anderson, Jeston Cade, Hannah Dasher, Hannah Ellis, Jillian Jacqueline, Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rogers, Brent Rupard, CJ Solar and Emily Witters on the Budweiser Acoustic Stage at Ascend Amphitheater.

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  • June 2016

    Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Jon Platt Elected to ASCAP Board of Directors

    “Our publisher and songwriter members face complex challenges in the digital era that call for a progressive outlook, and Jon is one of the best leaders of his generation," said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams.

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  • June 2016

    Ashley Fure and the Pursuit of Musical Excellence

    According to the <em>New York Times</em>, ASCAP composer Ashley Fure is simply…”one of the finest young composers around." Ashley stopped by the ASCAP New York offices while she was in town for a NY Phil Biennial world premiere.

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  • June 2016

    A Tribe Called Quest To Be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at 29th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, June 23 in Los Angeles

    The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards will also honor songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2015 R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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  • June 2016

    Why Every Music Creator Needs a Good Website

    If you’re a music creator or music company, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about what online strategies are worth your time and finances. Liz Leahy of Section 101 breaks down why a great website is an essential part of your digital toolkit.

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  • May 2016

    Songwriters Call for Music Licensing Reform on Capitol Hill During ASCAP "Stand With Songwriters" Advocacy Day

    Award-winning songwriters visit Congress on May 18 to urge them to stand with songwriters to protect their livelihoods in the digital age.

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  • May 2016

    Monica, Brett James, Brian McNight, Desmond Child, MoZella, Priscilla Renea, Randy Goodrum & Jennifer Higdon To Perform At The ASCAP Foundation “We Write The Songs” Event At Library Of Congress On May 17

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  • May 2016

    ASCAP Announces Settlement Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

    Addressing concerns raised during the course of the Department’s ongoing review of ASCAP's Consent Decree, the Settlement Agreement was approved by the ASCAP Board of Directors and is now subject to approval of the ASCAP Federal Rate Court Judge.

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  • May 2016

    Joss Favela Named Songwriter of the Year and Romeo Santos Named Songwriter/Artist of the Year at 24th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    ASCAP members turned out to honor their own at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Miami Beach.

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  • May 2016

    Natalia Lafourcade, Luis Enrique, Gente de Zona Among Performers for 24th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Gala

    The black tie gala honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs in Latin Music of 2015.

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  • May 2016

    APRA AMCOS and ASCAP 2016 Songhubs, LA Edition, Takes Place May 2-6 with Exciting Group of International and Australian Artists

    Happening at Capitol Studios, located in the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood, SongHubs 2016 will be curated by ASCAP songwriter Darrell Brown.

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  • April 2016

    ASCAP Members Henry Threadgill and Lin-Manuel Miranda Honored with Pulitzer Prizes

    Two ASCAP members, the avant garde jazz composer/multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill and the musical theatre composer/performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in its hundredth year.

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  • April 2016

    The ASCAP Foundation Announces Inauguration of The Paul Williams "Loved the Liner Notes" Award

    Foundation President and Award-winning songwriter Williams establishes award as part of the annual Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson program for outstanding writing on the subject of music.

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  • April 2016

    Timbaland Keynote and Melissa Etheridge Performance Highlight Newly Released Full Schedule for 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

    The full conference schedule is jam-packed with inspiring and informative sessions for music creators of all levels, no matter what genre or medium they write for.

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  • April 2016

    Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP announced today that it has filed 11 separate copyright infringement actions against bars and restaurants nationwide, arising out of the unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works.

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  • March 2016

    Bringing Clichés Back from the Dead

    Clichés are so ingrained in the way we express ourselves that we often don’t notice they’re there. But clichés are useful in songwriting, because they can convey ideas we all understand in very few words. How can you rescue clichés from the land of the dying metaphor? Songwriter and educator Keppie Coutts shares six useful strategies.

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  • March 2016

    ASCAP Announces 24th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Miami Beach

    ASCAP will present the Voice of Music Award to Luis Enrique and the ASCAP Golden Note Award to Natalia LaFourcade.

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  • March 2016

    John Mellencamp To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award; Walk the Moon to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award At 2016 ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 27

    ASCAP President Paul Williams: "John Mellencamp is a national treasure. He's one of the truly great music creators that can make us care, move, clap and sing along.”

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  • March 2016

    ASCAP's Gabriela Gonzalez Promoted to Vice President, Latin

    In her new role, Gonzalez will oversee the ASCAP Latin Membership Department, including staff based in LA, New York, Miami, and Puerto Rico, who are responsible for developing the careers of ASCAP composers and songwriters, recruiting new members and serving all of ASCAP's Latin writer and publisher members.

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  • March 2016

    Genre-Breaking Producer Timbaland Confirmed for April 29 Keynote at 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo

    The 11th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO confirmed today that multi-platinum super-producer Timbaland will participate in a keynote interview at this year’s event on Friday, April 29 at 4:30 PM.

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  • February 2016

    Writing on Demand

    As a practical, craft-oriented composer or songwriter, there are many things you can do to make your writing process more fluid, more efficient and more cost effective. Read some sage advice about accessing your creative flow from ASCAP composer Jeremy Borum, author of the new book <em>Guerrilla Film Scoring</em>.

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  • February 2016

    The ASCAP Foundation Announces 2016 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients

    The program was established in 2002 to encourage young gifted jazz composers. The recipients range in age from 13 to 30 and are selected through a juried national competition.

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  • February 2016

    ASCAP Names Paul Rourke Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer

    Rourke will be a key member of ASCAP’s executive management team and will be responsible for all of the organization’s financial matters across all business units on a global basis.

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  • February 2016

    ASCAP Updates Annual Plus Awards Program

    The ASCAP Board of Directors recently approved changes to the ASCAP Plus Awards - a program that rewards eligible composers earning under $25,000 in domestic royalties a year. ASCAP is the only performing rights organization in the world to offer such a program.

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  • February 2016

    ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Expands Grammy-Winning Lineup with Rihanna <i>ANTI</i> Co-Writer James Fauntleroy, Adele <i>25</i> Producer Ariel Rechtshaid and Multi-Platinum Songwriter/ Artist Rob Thomas

    Three Grammy-winning talents join the 11th annual ASCAP EXPO lineup, which takes place April 28th - 30th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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  • January 2016

    Getting Creative: Four Ways to Earn & Save Money on Tour

    As record sales continue to decline, touring is many artists’ primary way to make money. But funding and promoting live shows is an expensive endeavor, and the financial burden is falling on individual musicians. Luckily, there are a lot of new ways to trim costs and increase profit margins.

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  • January 2016

    Sting and J. Ralph Help Kick Off 2016 Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe

    As the Sundance ASCAP Music Café headed into the home stretch of its 8-day run, some of Nashville’s top songwriters embraced the spotlight, including Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano.

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  • January 2016

    ASCAP's Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn Lemone Promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Membership

    ASCAP today announced that Rhythm & Soul executive Nicole George-Middleton and Film & TV executive Shawn Lemone have both been promoted to Senior Vice President, Membership.

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  • January 2016

    2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Amps Up the Volume with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Warryn & Erica Campbell

    ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO adds Master Sessions from Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Warryn & Erica Campbell, plus No. 1 songwriters Desmond Child, Poo Bear and Mike Posner.

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  • January 2016

    How Music Creators Can Use Neuroscience to Their Advantage

    For musicians, composers and arrangers, understanding our brains better can help us develop habits that will maximize our chances of success. Research in four key areas can help us to increase our productivity and at the same time help us to feel less stressed out.

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  • January 2016

    Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presents Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Lissie, R. City, Tift Merritt, Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt, Yoshiki of X Japan at Sundance 2016

    The 18th Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe runs during the daytime from January 22 - 29, with a fresh mix of rising and recognized talents curated by ASCAP.

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  • January 2016

    About ACE

    The ACE Database is a searchable database that may contain information (i) relating to musical works in the ASCAP Repertory (as such term is defined in the Compendium of ASCAP Rules and Regulations, and Policies Supplemental to the Articles of Association) that have appeared in ASCAP’s domestic performance surveys, including foreign works licensed by ASCAP for public performance in the United States, as well as most works registered with ASCAP since January 1, 1991, whether surveyed or unsurveyed and (ii) that may be used to determine whether a particular composer, writer or music publisher is a member of ASCAP. In addition, the ACE Database includes copyrighted arrangements of works in the public domain. The ACE Database is updated regularly by ASCAP.

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  • December 2015

    Pandora Signs Licensing Agreements with ASCAP and BMI

    ASCAP and BMI signed two separate multi-year licensing agreements with Pandora for their combined catalogs of more than 20 million musical works. The deals allow both ASCAP and BMI to further their goal of delivering improved performance royalties for their songwriters and publishers.

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  • December 2015

    Jazz Composition in the Digital Age

    Technology has always impacted jazz composition. But how has the digital age changed the way that jazz musicians work and thrive? Music critic and ASCAP composer Ted Gioia traces how jazz and tech intertwine, from the early piano rolls through the latest remixing software.

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  • December 2015

    ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams Honored by Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) on Dec. 2

    ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams will be honored on Dec. 2nd with the 2015 AIMP Indie Award for his accomplishments and years of service to the music community.

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  • December 2015

    ASCAP Names Lisa Selden as SVP, Administration Services

    ASCAP announced that Lisa Selden will join its executive leadership team as SVP, Administration Services. As the performing rights industry continues to fragment and direct licenses become more common, her appointment will ensure that ASCAP provides best-in-class processing and payment of royalties services.

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  • December 2015

    2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO To Feature Master Sessions with Greg Kurstin, Co-Writer of Adele's No. 1 Hit "Hello;" Ashley Gorley, Three-Time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year

    ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO announces master sessions with Greg Kurstin, co-writer for Adele's "Hello" and Ashley Gorley, three-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year. Plus, Fun. frontman Nate Ruess in conversation with Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams, and rap pioneers Salt-N-Pepa.

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  • November 2015

    The ASCAP Foundation Partners With The Newport Jazz Festival®

    Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation, and George Wein, Founder &amp; Chairman of the Newport Jazz Festival, announced a new joint effort to benefit emerging jazz talent. The Festival has agreed to feature a performance by one of the recipients of the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.

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  • November 2015

    The Wallis Forms New Partnership with ASCAP, DreamWorks Studios For 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop

    The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces a new partnership with ASCAP and DreamWorks Studios to present the highly successful annual program, The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop.

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  • November 2015

    ASCAP Members Dominate Top Categories at 2015 Latin Grammy Awards

    ASCAP dominated the top categories at this year’s 16th Annual Latin Grammy Ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, November 19th. ASCAP members had a total of 17 wins, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

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  • November 2015

    47th Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards Presented Nov. 17 In NYC

    The 47th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music were presented today at a private event at ASCAP headquarters in New York City.

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  • November 2015

    Jimi Hendrix Renews Agreement with ASCAP -- Leader in Classic Rock Repertory

    ASCAP announced that Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the official family company founded by James “Al” Hendrix, father of legendary rock icon Jimi Hendrix, has renewed its agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

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  • November 2015

    ASCAP Adds Licensable Share Information to Promote Greater Transparency in Public Performance Rights

    ASCAP becomes the first PRO to include information in its publicly available online database indicating what percentage share of public performance rights it represents for each of the more than 10 million musical compositions in the ASCAP repertory.

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  • November 2015

    ASCAP Commemorates Country Radio Seminar 45th Anniversary at 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    ASCAP celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) at its 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, Nov. 2 in Nashville. CRS has played a historic role in the growth of country radio stations.

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  • November 2015

    Jimmy Carter Presents Trisha Yearwood with Voice of Music Award at 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    At the 2015 ASCAP Country Music Awards, Trisha Yearwood won ASCAP’s Voice of Music Award, presented by former President Jimmy Carter. Justin Timberlake introduced a tribute segment highlighted by Reba McEntire and Lady Antebellum.

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  • October 2015

    8 Essential Elements for Your Digital Press Kit

    Your website needs to speak to many audiences - your fans of course, but also bloggers, bookers and other industry folks. To make it easy for everyone to find the information they need, the best thing to do is create a digital press kit. Here are 8 tips from our Member Benefits partner Bandzoogle about what to include.

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  • October 2015

    The ASCAP Foundation Announces Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert -- A New Musical Theater Concert Series & Education Program

    The ASCAP Foundation announces a nationwide series of concerts and educational programs made possible by Broadway composer/ lyricist Jerry Herman.

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  • October 2015

    ASCAP Songwriter Residency Premieres New Music Video From Malik Yusef and Julie Frost

    ASCAP has premiered a music video for “Champions,” from the <em>ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7</em>. The song was co-written and performed by rapper/producer Malik Yusef with songwriter Julie Frost and 11 America SCORES Chicago students.

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  • September 2015

    ASCAP Songwriter Residency Premieres New Music Video from Gabriel Mann with Huffington Post

    ASCAP premieres “Sister, Brother, Father, Mother” from the <em>ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Vol. 7</em> today with Huffington Post. The track was co-written & performed by Gabriel Mann (<em>Modern Family</em>, <em>Rectify</em>) and 16 America SCORES LA students.

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  • September 2015

    How to Evoke a Sense of Place in Your Music

    How do you infuse your music with a sense of “place?” ASCAP songwriter Bill Gable offers practical advice on how lyrics, production and other musicians can help the geography around you inform the music you write.

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  • September 2015

    5 Ways to Maximize Your ASCAP International Royalties

    ASCAP works with organizations all over the world to ensure that you receive royalties for your music, wherever it’s performed. Here are five steps you can take to help maximize your income when your music is used abroad.

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  • August 2015

    A Survival Guide to Cowriting Songs

    Judy Stakee has decades of experience helping the world's finest music creators find their true creative voices. Read her sage advice on cowriting songs, taken from her new book <em>The Songwriter's Survival Guide</em>.

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  • August 2015

    Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP announced today that it has filed 9 separate copyright infringement actions against bars and restaurants nationwide, arising out of the unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works.

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  • August 2015

    Mark Sperling Joins ASCAP as SVP, Strategy and Business Development

    ASCAP announced that Mark Sperling joins the company as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. He will spearhead strategic initiatives and lead business development efforts as ASCAP explores new alliances and partnerships.

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  • August 2015

    ASCAP Creates Global Customer Service Team

    ASCAP announced the creation of a new Global Customer Service team to deliver a best-in-class customer service experience and rapid resolution of customer inquiries.

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  • August 2015

    ASCAP Songwriter Residency Premieres New Music Video from Andrea Martin with <i>VIBE</i>

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) premieres the second music video, “Freedom and Confidence,” from <em>ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7</em> with <em>VIBE</em>.

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  • August 2015

    ASCAP Songwriter Residency Premieres New Music Video from Felix McTeigue with <i>Elmore Magazine</i>

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers premieres the first music video, “The World’s on Fire,” from <i>ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7</i> today with <em>Elmore Magazine</em>.

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  • July 2015

    How to Choose the Right Mixing Engineer

    Mixing engineers can make your song pop out of the speakers and sound clear and polished, perfectly complementing the recorded elements of your song. But what exactly is mixing, and what should you look for when choosing a mixing engineer? Here’s a primer that will get you on the right track in no time.

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  • July 2015

    ASCAP Celebrates Ultra Music's OMI -- Now #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart with "Cheerleader"

    ASCAP welcomed Ultra Music songwriter and ASCAP member OMI to ASCAP headquarters on July 14 to celebrate his breakthrough to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Cheerleader.”

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  • July 2015

    ASCAP Announces 11th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO: April 28 - 30, 2016 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

    ASCAP announced today that its 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will take place April 28th – 30th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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  • July 2015

    Music Supervisors Sound Off on Getting Your Music into Film/TV

    Getting your music into film and TV can be a golden ticket, but it can be tough to grab the attention of music supervisors. We asked our friends at the Guild of Music Supervisors for advice about getting your music into their worlds of film, TV, advertising, trailers and video games.

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  • July 2015

    Award-Winning Songwriter and fun. Frontman Nate Ruess Extends Agreement with ASCAP

    ASCAP today announced that Nate Ruess, songwriter and vocalist for the GRAMMY-winning group fun., has extended his agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

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  • June 2015

    Colleen McDonough is Promoted to Executive Director of The ASCAP Foundation

    The ASCAP Foundation, dedicated to supporting American music creators through music education, talent development and humanitarian initiatives, today announced that Colleen McDonough has been promoted to Executive Director of the Foundation.

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  • June 2015

    ASCAP Elevates Lauren Iossa to EVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

    ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews announced today that key marketing executive Lauren Iossa has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, effective July 1, 2015.

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  • June 2015

    2015 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards Honor Lauryn Hill, Timbaland, Jeremih, Kid Ink, Bart Millard & More!

    ASCAP hosted its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The invitation-only event paid special tribute to Lauryn Hill, who performed and was awarded the ASCAP Golden Note Award.

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  • June 2015

    How to Make Money with Your Music on YouTube

    Ever wondered whether ASCAP pays royalties for YouTube performances? The good news is YES, we do. Even better: ASCAP royalties are just one of two income streams available when your music is played on YouTube. Let's take a closer look at these two revenue streams and the steps you should take to get paid.

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  • June 2015

    ASCAP Members Triumph at the Tonys: <em>Fun Home</em> Wins Best Musical and Original Score; <em>The King and I</em> Named Best Revival

    ASCAP members took home some of the top trophies last night at the 69th Annual Tony Awards in New York City. Fun Home won Best Musical and Best Original Score; The King and I was named Best Revival of a Musical.

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  • June 2015

    Chart-Topping Songwriter Savan Kotecha Renews Agreement with ASCAP

    ASCAP today announced that chart-topping songwriter Savan Kotecha has renewed his agreement for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.

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  • May 2015

    ASCAP to Honor Ms. Lauryn Hill with Golden Note Award at 28th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    ASCAP will host its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The invitation-only event will pay special tribute to Ms. Lauryn Hill who will receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award.

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  • May 2015

    Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP announced today that it has filed seven separate copyright infringement actions against bars and restaurants nationwide, arising out of the unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works.

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  • May 2015

    Michael Martin Named Vice President of ASCAP Nashville Membership Office

    ASCAP announced that Michael Martin will head its Nashville Membership office in the role of Vice President, reporting directly to EVP of Membership John Titta. Martin has been with ASCAP for more than five years.

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  • May 2015

    Longtime ASCAP Executive Karen Sherry Retires

    ASCAP today announced that longtime ASCAP executive Karen Sherry is retiring from her position as Senior VP, Industry Affairs and as ASCAP Foundation Executive Director. CEO Beth Matthews praised Sherry for her "expertise, passion, loyalty, dedication and some of ASCAP's most memorable moments over the last four decades."

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  • May 2015

    ASCAP President Paul Williams Receives Special International Recognition at 60th Annual Ivor Novello Awards

    ASCAP announced that President Paul Williams received the PRS for Music Special International Award today at the 60th Annual Ivor Novello Awards presented by BASCA (the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in London.

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  • May 2015

    Drop the F Bomb and Other Tips for Better Banter

    So you've got great songs and a great backing band. Your live show isn't complete unless you've got great stage banter, too. Here are some tips for better banter from Ingrid Michaelson, a true master of the craft.

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  • May 2015

    Songwriters Call for Music Licensing Reform at ASCAP “Songwriter Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill

    Advocating for important reforms to outdated federal music licensing laws and regulations, award-winning songwriters and composers are in Washington, DC today to meet with elected officials as part of ASCAP's annual “Songwriter Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill.

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  • May 2015

    ASCAP Appoints Clara Kim as EVP and General Counsel

    ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews today announced the appointment of Clara Kim as the organization’s new Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective June 1, 2015. Ms. Kim will oversee all legal and business affairs of ASCAP, managing its legislative team, internal and outside legal services as well as global business affairs.

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  • May 2015

    ASCAP Songwriter Residency Brings Country Songwriter Felix McTeigue to Write & Record with Boston Public School Students

    ASCAP and America SCORES announce that country songwriter Felix McTeigue will participate in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency. Felix will co-write a song with America SCORES New England students at Boston Teachers Union School, May 18th-19th.

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  • May 2015

    NE-YO, Fagen, Merchant & More To Perform at ASCAP "We Write the Songs" Event at Library of Congress on May 12

    On May 12, The ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress will jointly present the seventh annual "We Write the Songs" event at the historic Coolidge Auditorium in The Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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  • May 2015

    ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Reaches Highest Ever Attendance

    ASCAP today announced its highest ever paid attendance for its ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO with an increase of 19% over 2014. The premier event for songwriter education and career networking took place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles from April 30th - May 2nd with well over 2600 participants.

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  • May 2015

    ASCAP Board of Directors Elects Officers

    ASCAP today announced the results of its Board of Directors officers elections held on April 29 in Los Angeles. Award-winning songwriter Paul Williams was re-elected Chairman and President for the fourth time, and other officers were announced.

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  • April 2015

    ASCAP Presents "Acoustic Sounds of ASCAP" at Yuca Lounge in Miami Beach with Pedro Capó, Christian Daniel, Johnny Sky and Ken-Y

    ASCAP held the 2015 edition of the "Acoustic Sounds of ASCAP" in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, April 28th at the Yuca Lounge in Miami Beach. Part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference the event presented four talented songwriters of the pop and urban worlds.

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  • April 2015

    2015 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Unveils Full Schedule of Panels and Performances

    ASCAP today announced the full schedule for the 2015 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO. Nearly 200 panelists and performers will participate in the conference, dedicated to the craft and business of songwriting, composing and producing.

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  • April 2015

    ASCAP Appoints Alice Kim New Chief Strategy & Development Officer

    ASCAP announced the appointment of top digital strategist Alice Kim as the organization’s EVP, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, overseeing development of enhanced services for ASCAP members and its licensing partners.

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  • April 2015

    ASCAP Promotes Christine Pepe to Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs

    ASCAP today announced that Christine Pepe has been promoted to Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. In her new role, Pepe will continue to be responsible for structuring and negotiating a wide variety of licenses and other agreements on behalf of ASCAP, as well as providing legal and business support to The ASCAP Foundation and The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts.

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  • March 2015

    The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

    ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. They will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015.

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  • March 2015

    ASCAP Elects Board of Directors

    ASCAP released the results of our biennial election for the Board of Directors. President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams announced the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2015.

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  • March 2015

    Claudia Brant and Romeo Santos Named Songwriters of the Year at 23rd Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    Mario Domm, David Bisbal, Claudia Brant, Romeo Santos and La Original Banda el Limón de Salvador Lizárraga were among the big winners at the 23rd annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, held March 11th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • March 2015

    Brian Roberts Appointed New EVP & COO of ASCAP

    ASCAP has announced the appointment of music industry veteran Brian Roberts as its Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, reporting to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. Roberts will be responsible for the royalty payment system for over 525,000 ASCAP members and will oversee ASCAP’s worldwide infrastructure.

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  • February 2015

    2015 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Celebrates 10 Years with Expert Lineup of Hitmaker Songwriters, Producers & Composers

    ASCAP today announced the initial lineup for the 2015 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, to be held April 30 through May 2 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Now in its 10th year, the ASCAP EXPO gives new music creators access to a world-class gathering of music talent for three days of panels and discussions dedicated to the craft and business of songwriting, composing and producing.

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  • February 2015

    ASCAP Promotes John Johnson to SVP, Licensing

    ASCAP Executive Vice President, Licensing, Vincent Candilora announced today that John Johnson has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Licensing.

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  • February 2015

    ASCAP Promotes Lynne Lummel to Lead Newly Created Transformation Management Office

    ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced the promotion of Lynne Lummel to Executive Vice President of its newly created Transformation Management Office (TMO). In her new role, Lummel, formerly Senior Vice President of Distribution and Repertory, will work closely with ASCAP’s senior leadership team on a variety of complex transformation initiatives to meet the future needs of ASCAP’s songwriter, composer and publisher members and its licensing partners.

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  • February 2015

    2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients Announced

    ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 16 to 30, and are selected through a juried national competition.

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  • January 2015

    2014 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize Winner Announced

    Shuying Li wins the $5000 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for young composers of concert band music for her wind ensemble work, “Slippery Slope.”

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  • January 2015

    Mark Lanz Weiser Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for <i>Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia Magalhães)</i>

    The ASCAP Foundation President, Paul Williams, is pleased to announce that Mark Lanz Weiser has been named recipient of the 35th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize.

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  • January 2015

    ASCAP Announces Elizabeth Matthews as New CEO

    Today, ASCAP announced that Elizabeth Matthews has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization, which represents more than $membercount music creators. Matthews, who has served as EVP and General Counsel at ASCAP since 2013, was a unanimous choice among the board’s 12 songwriter and 12 publisher members.

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  • December 2014

    ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento Announces Retirement

    ASCAP announced that John LoFrumento, Chief Executive Officer of ASCAP for the past 17 years, has decided to retire as of January 1st. "Under John’s leadership, ASCAP’s innovations and embrace of new technologies have shaped the evolution of performing rights worldwide," said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams.

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  • November 2014

    Songwriter-Composer Gabriel Mann to Write and Record with Public School Students in LA

    Gabriel Mann (<i>Modern Family</i>, The Rescues) will write and record a song with 16 Los Angeles 4th and 5th grade students at Braddock Drive Elementary School. The sessions are part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency, a partnership with America SCORES.

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  • November 2014

    How Being “AWARE” Can Help Your Songwriting Career

    Leland is the mind-bending pop brainchild of ASCAP songwriter Brett McLaughlin. To celebrate the November 4th release of Leland's very first video, for debut single "Aware," we asked him to tell us five things that every songwriter should be "aware" of.

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  • November 2014

    Ashley Gorley Named Songwriter of the Year at 52nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    Alan Jackson ​and ​Craig Wiseman ​p​resented with ​the ​ASCAP Heritage Award,​ Ben Hayslip ​and ​Jimmy Robbins ​earn Song of the Year, and Warner/Chappell ​takes top Publisher Award at the 52nd annual star-studded gala in Nashville on Nov. 3rd.

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  • October 2014

    Neil Gaffney Named ASCAP SVP, International Affairs

    Neil Gaffney has been appointed Senior Vice President, International Affairs, it was announced by ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento. Gaffney brings to ASCAP a deep understanding of the complex issues in global music rights licensing, digital rights management, tracking and revenue building.

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  • October 2014

    How to Make the Most of a Recording Session with Live Players

    So you've written a brilliant score, and hired musicians to record it. If you want to make the most of the recording session, preparation is critical. Find out how to save time and money from Tina Guo, a seasoned session cellist and erhuist with credits ranging from <i>CSI:NY</i> to <i>Inception</i>, <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> to <i>Family Guy</i>.

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  • September 2014

    Brad Mossman on Writing Music for Kids of All Ages

    Brad Mossman's quirky, upbeat songs and scores have brought to life countless TV shows, animated shorts, films and games, including kids favorites <i>Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!</i> and <i>Sesame Street</i>. We asked him for advice on breaking into the kids music market and writing great songs for kids of all ages.

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  • September 2014

    Tom Freund on Developing Your Own True Songwriting Voice

    Every great songwriter has to find a unique voice. Tom Freund has made an entire career out of sounding exactly like himself. We asked him about two crucial tasks for every songwriter developing a voice: working through your musical influences, and writing lyrics that are crafty but effortless.

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  • August 2014

    Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder to Receive ASCAP Centennial Awards

    ASCAP will confer its singular, once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards, to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. The presentations will take place on Monday, November 17th, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, at a gala party benefitting The ASCAP Foundation.

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  • July 2014

    Five Ways to Go Viral with Your Music

    How do you go viral with your music? It's a completely creative process that is different every time. But there are some core principles that can help indie musicians. Author, marketing guru and Independent Music Promotions CEO James Moore shares five of them.

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  • July 2014

    Learn How to Arrange a Great EDM Track with the Disco Fries

    Great dance music is about more than just a thumping beat and endless buildups. You've gotta master the SONG part of songwriting, and frame it with an arrangement that highlights its strengths. Nick Ditri of ASCAP EDM duo The Disco Fries offers some pointers on improving your EDM tracks.

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  • June 2014

    2014 ASCAP R&S Awards Honors Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Mike WiLL Made-It and Warner/Chappell Music

    Top honors were given to hip-hop music mogul Jermaine Dupri, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, producer Mike-WiLL Made-It and publisher Warner/Chappell Music. The top rap, R&B/hip-hop and gospel music of 2013 was also honored.

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  • June 2014

    Wendy & Lisa, Steven Price, Bear McCreary & Dave Porter Take Top Honors at 2014 ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards

    ASCAP's 29th annual Film & Television Music Awards paid special tribute to Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, and honored composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2013.

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  • June 2014

    Paul Williams to Congress: Modernize the Music Licensing System

    Today (June 25th), ASCAP President Paul Williams delivered to Congress a call for music licensing reform. We urge all music creators to watch a live stream of the hearing and read his testimony here now.

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  • June 2014

    ASCAP Centennial to be Celebrated at 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

    A musical celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of ASCAP will be a featured segment at the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner, slated for Thursday, June 12th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

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  • June 2014

    ASCAP Recognized by <i>CIO Magazine</i> as a CIO 100 Award Winner

    IDG's <i>CIO magazine</i> has announced ASCAP as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100. The 27th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

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  • June 2014

    ASCAP Statement on DOJ Notice of Consent Decree Review

    The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced that it has opened a review of its consent decrees with the nation's two leading performing rights organizations, ASCAP and BMI. Read ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams' statement on the announcement here.

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  • June 2014

    ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame to Induct Living Legends Kenny Burrell, Dick Hyman and Helen Merrill and Jazz Giants of the Past Bessie Smith and Juan Tizol

    The invitation-only event, hosted by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, will be held on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium.

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  • June 2014

    ASCAP to Honor Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman with Inaugural Shirley Walker Award at 29th Film & TV Awards

    The invitation-only event will pay special tribute to the Emmy Award-winning composing duo, and honor composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2013.

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  • June 2014

    ASCAP Songwriter Residency International Soccer Anthem "World Cup, It’s Time!" Receives 2014 World Cup Placements

    The song was written and recorded by Brazilian blockbuster film composer Heitor Pereira (<i>The Smurfs</i> films, <i>Despicable Me</i> films) and 20 sixth grade America SCORES Los Angeles students at Remote Control Productions.

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  • May 2014

    Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo to Receive Special Honors at 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    The invitation-only event will be held on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and will honor the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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  • May 2014

    ASCAP Honors Maria Schneider, Paola Prestini, James M. Kendrick, the American Composers Forum and John Nuechterlein at 15th Annual Concert Music Awards

    The invitation-only event recognized the achievements of ASCAP’s 2014 Concert Music Honorees who represent the diverse aesthetic spectrum of the concert music world.

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  • May 2014

    ASCAP Writer Members Invited to Vote for Inaugural ASCAP Composers' Choice Awards

    In continuation of the full-year celebration of ASCAP's 100th Birthday, ASCAP's Film & Television Department will bestow its inaugural Composers' Choice Awards at the 2014 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, to be held on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014.

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  • May 2014

    Award-Winning Songwriters Call for Music Licensing Reform in ASCAP "Stand with Songwriters" Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

    ASCAP Board members joined songwriters Carly Simon, Randy Newman, Josh Kear, Valerie Simpson, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Jon Batiste and Narada Michael Walden to discuss the unique challenges facing songwriters in today’s digital music marketplace.

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  • May 2014

    Michael Feinstein Celebrates 100 Years of ASCAP Music with Concert at Carnegie Hall

    ASCAP... A Centennial Celebration was held on the evening of April 30th at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, and starred Feinstein, who hosts the annual concert series <i>Standard Time with Michael Feinstein</i> at the famed venue, along with special guests.

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  • April 2014

    ASCAP Proposes Five Principles for Meaningful Music Licensing Reform

    Kicking off the 9th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams announced the "Music Advocacy Project" (MAP) initiative, a five-point plan to guide meaningful music licensing reform in Washington.

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  • April 2014

    Tom Petty, fun. and Other Top Names in Music Honored at 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    The star-studded event, which was attended by hundreds of songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, also honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 pop charts.

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  • April 2014

    <i>ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 6</i> Album Now Available to Stream

    The product of this year’s ASCAP Songwriter Residency program – a compilation album of seven original songs written and recorded by ASCAP songwriters and America SCORES public school students from five cities across the country – is available to stream in full. Listen here!

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  • April 2014

    Dr. Luke, Jermaine Dupri, Amy Grant & Gustavo Santaolalla Among Panelists at 9th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

    In addition to signature keynote interviews, master classes, hitmaker panels and top-notch performances, ASCAP will once again bring together a diverse group of music creators and industry professionals to participate in a broad range of panels designed to support music creators at every stage of their career.

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  • March 2014

    The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

    Established in 1979 with funding from the Jack and Amy Norworth Fund, the program grants cash prizes to concert music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition.

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  • March 2014

    Creating Your Own Album Art on a Budget

    One of the best parts about being an independent artist is the near-total control you have over your creative output. Album art is often the first visual exposure people have to your band, so make it count.

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  • March 2014

    ASCAP Day @ Berklee College of Music Featured Emmy-Nominated TV/Film Composer Mark Snow

    Snow headlined ASCAP Day @ Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on April 2nd. Known for scoring TV shows like <i>The X-Files</i>, <i>Blue Bloods</i>, <i>Ghost Whisperer</i> and <i>Smallville</i>, he talked to students about his career and the state of the music business.

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  • March 2014

    Tom Petty to Receive Founders Award at 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    The ASCAP Founders Award honors pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music, inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. The event will also celebrate the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2013.

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  • March 2014

    Romeo Santos and Andres Castro Named Songwriters of the Year at 22nd Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    Held on March 18th, 2014 at the Hammerstein Ballroom of the Manhattan Center in New York, NY, the invitation-only event also honored the living legends of Fania All-Stars, who were presented with ASCAP’s Latin Heritage Award, and Daddy Yankee, who was honored with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award.

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  • March 2014

    ASCAP Statement on Pandora Rate Court Decision

    Judge Cote issued her decision in the ASCAP rate court proceeding with Pandora, setting a rate of 1.85% for each of the five years of the license term. While her decision does not fully adopt the escalating rate structure that ASCAP proposed, it also does not adopt Pandora’s argument that the 1.7% RMLC rate should apply to Pandora.

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  • March 2014

    Jonathan Jones Promoted to Director of Creative Services, Rhythm & Soul/Urban

    In his new role, Jones will be responsible for discovering and signing songwriters and producers, developing talent, establishing and maintaining relationships with current members and programming events, showcases and educational panels.

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  • March 2014

    Composer Alex Shapiro Elected to ASCAP Board

    ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams announced that ASCAP's Board of Directors has elected Shapiro as a director, commenting: "Alex has been a strong advocate for composers and all members of the creative community through work on ASCAP’s Symphonic & Concert Committee as well as many other organizations."

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  • March 2014

    Jon Bahr Promoted to Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

    In his new role, Bahr will continue as a key producer of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, as well as optimize ASCAP's media buying capabilities and broaden the scope of its campaigns.

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  • March 2014

    Gungor, Tori Kelly, Matthew Koma and Meg Myers Among Top Performers at ASCAP Events at SXSW

    In addition to staging its popular "ASCAP PRESENTS… at SXSW" showcases, ASCAP will co-present its annual boat rides, participate in official SXSW music panel discussions and sponsor a selection of events highlighting the best and brightest in music.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP to Honor fun. with Vanguard Award at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards

    THe Grammy Award winners will be honored at the invitation-only gala on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The awards ceremony will also celebrate the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2013.

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  • February 2014

    Grammy-Winning Songwriters Urge Policymakers to Update Music Licensing Regulations for the Digital Age

    On February 25th, the Library of Congress hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new "ASCAP100" exhibit, followed by a panel discussion with Paul Williams and Jimmy Webb, hosted by U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP Applauds the Introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act

    ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams responded to the introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act, a move he called "an important first step toward a more effective and efficient licensing system that will benefit everyone," and commended Rep. Collins for sponsoring the important piece of legislation. Read the full statement here.

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  • February 2014

    Grammy-Winning Songwriters to Celebrate ASCAP Centennial with Library of Congress Exhibit Launch and Panel Discussion

    On February 25th, the Library of Congress will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new "ASCAP100" exhibit, followed by a panel discussion with Paul Williams and Jimmy Webb, hosted by U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP Promotes Jennifer Harmon and Jeff Jernigan to Directors of Creative Services, Film & TV/Visual Media

    Based out of ASCAP's Los Angeles office, both Harmon and Jernigan have been with ASCAP since 2004 and were most recently Associate Directors. They both report directly to ASCAP VP of Creative Services, Film & TV/Visual Media Shawn LeMone.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP Promotes Jamie McLaughlin and Evan Trindl to Directors of Creative Services, Pop/Rock

    In their new roles, McLaughlin and Trindl will help oversee ASCAP’s vast client base, focusing on acquisition and retention of prominent members while discovering and deploying creative solutions that contribute to ASCAP’s strong market share growth.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP Promotes Jennifer Harmon, Jeff Jernigan, Jamie McLaughlin and Evan Trindl to Directors, Creative Services

    In their new roles, each will help oversee ASCAP’s vast client base, focusing on acquisition and retention of prominent members while discovering and deploying creative solutions that contribute to ASCAP’s strong market share growth.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP Celebrates 100th Birthday with Top Songs Lists; NYC and Tennessee Proclaim February 13th "ASCAP Day"

    In honor of ASCAP’s 100th birthday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam have proclaimed February 13th, 2014 "ASCAP Day." To mark this momentous day, ASCAP has unveiled its top songs of all-time.

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  • February 2014

    ASCAP Reports Strong Revenues in 2013

    ASCAP announced that it distributed over $851.2 million in royalties to its songwriter, composer and publisher members in 2013, an increase of nearly $24 million over 2012. 2013 became the sixth year in a row that ASCAP distributed well in excess of $800 million – more than $5 billion total – to its members.

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  • February 2014

    Hal Leonard Celebrates ASCAP's Centennial with Two New Books

    In <i>A Friend in the Music Business: The ASCAP Story</i>, award-winning music writer Bruce Pollock looks back at ASCAP's influence on the music industry over the last 100 years and its continued relevance and importance today. The book features a foreword by Quincy Jones and a preface by Lyle Lovett.

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  • February 2014

    2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients Announced

    Established by The ASCAP Foundation in 2002, the program carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of The Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to support this unique program.

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  • February 2014

    "ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond" Exhibition to Open at Library of Congress

    The exhibition, opening February 13th, will celebrate the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress on the occasion of the organization’s centennial. It will be free and open to the public from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday.

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  • January 2014

    Prolific Television and Film Composer John Cacavas Dies at 83

    ASCAP composer member John Cacavas, who scored hundreds of television episodes, television films and feature films, died on January 28th at his home in Beverly Hills, California. The former ASCAP Board of Directors member was 83 years old.

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  • January 2014

    Matthew Peterson Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for <i>Hyperborea</i>

    Selected from nearly 270 entries, the Nissim Prize honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to ASCAP’s Concert Composers by hosting this annual competition.

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  • January 2014

    Sondre Lerche, Lee Ann Womack, KT Tunstall and The Autumn Defense Among Acts at Sundance ASCAP Music Café

    A complete lineup and schedule for the 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café – running during the daytime from January 17th to the 24th as part of the Sundance Film Festival – is now available to the public. Get all of the details here!

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  • December 2013

    What's the Deal: Understanding Co-Publishing & Admin Deals

    Publishing can be a crucial part of your music career, but many songwriters don't know exactly what a publishing deal entails. PEN Music Group's Michael Eames explains the difference between a co-publishing and administration deal, and what a songwriter can expect from each.

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  • December 2013

    ASCAP Announces Events and Activities to Celebrate 100 Years as Leading US Performance Rights Organization

    Among the events celebrating the centennial are the release of a book, Library of Congress exhibits in DC and LA and the launch of an innovative website featuring a timeline of ASCAP's rich history and two commissioned short films.

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  • December 2013

    Sondre Lerche, Lee Ann Womack and KT Tunstall Among Acts at Sundance ASCAP Music Café

    The 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café – running from January 17th to the 24th as part of the Sundance Film Festival – will present an inspiring mix of emerging and established songwriters and artists, all hand-picked by ASCAP.

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  • December 2013

    ASCAP Releases 100th Birthday Song & Video "More Than the Stars"

    “More Than the Stars” features an extraordinary collaboration among 15 top ASCAP songwriter and composer members, including Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Dan Wilson, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc and others.

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  • December 2013

    ASCAP Members Continue to Rule Top Ten Most-Played Holiday Songs List in 2013

    "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" has aired more times on radio&nbsp;than any other holiday song this season, ending the four-year reign of previous list-topper "Sleigh Ride." Find out what other songs, all written by ASCAP members, made the top 10!

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  • December 2013

    Film Composer Heitor Pereira to Write and Record with Public School Students in Los Angeles

    The composer of <em>Despicable Me 2</em> and <em>The Smurfs</em> will join the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, a mentorship program that provides a platform for songwriters to engage and inspire students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

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  • December 2013

    Grammy-Winning Songwriter-Producer Malik Yusef to Write and Record with Public School Students in Chicago

    The Grammy winner will join the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, a mentorship program that provides a platform for songwriters to engage and inspire elementary and middle school students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

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  • December 2013

    Ne-Yo Honored with ASCAP Foundation Champion Award

    The singer-songwriter was honored at the 18th annual ASCAP Foundation Awards in recognition of his leadership in efforts to increase awareness of disadvantaged children in American cities. The Foundation also honored Tony Award-winning lyricist Martin Charnin&nbsp;with the inaugural&nbsp;George M. Cohan Award.

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  • November 2013

    ASCAP Adds Four Music Greats to Jazz Wall of Fame

    The event,&nbsp;held at ASCAP's New York offices&nbsp;on Monday, December 9th,&nbsp;was highlighted by the induction of four giants of jazz: Living legends Ornette Coleman and Arturo Sandoval, and posthumous honorees Cab Calloway and Charles Mingus.

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  • November 2013

    Country Music Songwriter Walt Aldridge to Write and Record with Public School Students in St. Louis

    Aldridge will co-write and&nbsp;record a&nbsp;song with students&nbsp;as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, a mentorship program that provides a platform for songwriters to engage and inspire young students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

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  • November 2013

    ASCAP100: <i>Why We Create Music</i> Film Celebrates Songwriters and Composers and Captures Collaborative Score

    Commissioned by ASCAP for its upcoming 100th birthday, the short film provides an intimate look into the hearts, minds and musical gifts of&nbsp;15 of today's top songwriters and composers, and&nbsp;features an unprecedented collaborative musical score.

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  • November 2013

    ASCAP and Sterling Healthworks Announce New Partnership, Helping Members Benefit from Healthcare Reform

    <p style="background: white;">The new partnership will help ASCAP members understand the impending Affordable Care Act, assist them in making the right selection for their personal situation and maximize health insurance affordability.</p>

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  • November 2013

    Sachal Vasandani and Darhyl "DJ" Camper to Write and Record with Public School Students in New York

    <p>The workshops are part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency, a national mentorship program that gives songwriters a platform to give back to their communities by engaging and inspiring inner city students through songwriting and recording.</p>

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  • November 2013

    ASCAP Celebrates 100 Years in 100 Days with Launch of Interactive Centennial Site

    The site&nbsp;features an interactive timeline of ASCAP's rich history. Each day leading up to the birthday, a new year will be unveiled, revealing a fascinating trove of&nbsp;photographs, facts and important milestones.

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  • October 2013

    Grammy-Winning Songwriter Narada Michael Walden to Write and Record with Public School Students in San Francisco

    The&nbsp;acclaimed songwriter, producer and artist&nbsp;will participate in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, a mentorship program that provides a platform for songwriters to engage and inspire students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

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  • October 2013

    Grammy-Winning Songwriter-Producer Desmond Child Elected to ASCAP Board

    ASCAP's Board of Directors has elected the prolific songwriter-producer as a director, it was announced by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. Child was elected to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of jazz composer George Duke.

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  • October 2013

    ASCAP's Women Behind the Music Series Heads to NY and ATL

    <p>Now in its 5th year, the series is designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, highlighting not only women songwriters and artists, but women working in all facets of the business. The opening event was held&nbsp;at LA nightclub Bardot on October 8th and will head to New York and Atlanta next.</p>

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  • October 2013

    ASCAP Centennial Celebration to Bring Musical Theatre to The Kennedy Center

    <p>The five nights of free concerts in November will feature performances by Klea Blackhurst, Corey Cott, Jason Graae, Kara Lindsay, Tony-nominated songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony nominee Ron Raines and more.</p>

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  • October 2013

    ASCAP Honors Top PRS Songwriters and Publishers

    The 33rd Annual ASCAP London Awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where Steve Mac, Ed Drewett and Universal Music Publishing were among top honorees of the night. Click through for a full list of winners.

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  • October 2013

    45th ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Awards Announced

    <p>The winners of the 45th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music will be honored at a special invitation-only ceremony and reception on Thursday, November 14th at ASCAP's New York offices.</p>

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  • October 2013

    How to Know When You Need a Publicist

    When you get to a certain point in your music career, you may need to invest in a publicist. We’re here to help you understand what a publicist can do for you and help you determine when the time has come to hire one.

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  • August 2013

    How Your Laptop Can Liven Up Your Live Show

    Modern technology has helped provide musicians with new ways to liven up shows. The excitement of creating is no longer limited to the studio. Here's how you can integrate computer tracks and effects into your performance.

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  • August 2013

    How to Prepare Your Album for Mastering

    <p>Audio mastering is one of the most important, but least understood, parts of making a record. We asked Grammy-winning mastering engineer John Greenham to explain what goes into it, and offer some advice on how best to prepare your album for the mastering process.</p>

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  • August 2013

    ASCAP to Honor George Strait with Founders Award

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor the &ldquo;King of Country Music,&rdquo; George Strait, with the ASCAP Founders Award at the 51st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, to be held on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at the newly opened Music City Center in downtown Nashville. The invitation-only black-tie gala will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed country songs from April 1st, 2012 through March 31st, 2013.

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  • August 2013

    9th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Set for April 24-26

    The 9th annual ASCAP &ldquo;I Create Music&rdquo; EXPO will be held April 24th-26th, 2014 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The three-day event is the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers in all genres of music.

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  • August 2013

    At some point in your career, you'll be faced with a gig that offers little or no compensation, or a project that falls a little outside your musical comfort zone. There's plenty of conflicting dogma about whether to take these kinds of jobs. ASCAP composer-songwriter Gabe Sokoloff has some advice that will help you sort it all out.

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  • August 2013

    ASCAP TV & Film Scoring Workshop Celebrates 25 Years

    <p>ASCAP hosted its 25th annual Television &amp; Film Scoring Workshop from July 8th - August 1st, 2013. The Workshop, which is held annually in LA, provides the training ground for young composers to score a scene from a feature film with a professional orchestra and all the support that an A-list composer would receive.</p>

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  • July 2013

    What to Know Before You Record Your Album

    Recording an album can be one of the costliest, most time-consuming parts of your music career. Making the most of a recording session takes research and advance planning. Ari Herstand breaks down the best ways to approach the recording process.

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  • July 2013

    ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards Presented at 36th Chorus America Conference

    ASCAP joined Chorus America in honoring four choral ensembles for their adventurous programming during the 2012-2013 Concert Season on June 14th, 2013 at a special awards presentation held at Chorus America's 36th Annual Conference in Seattle, WA.

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  • July 2013

    ASCAP Country Music Awards to Be Held at Music City Center

    The 51st ASCAP Country Music Awards will be held at the newly opened Music City Center on Mon., Nov. 4th. The black-tie gala will recognize the songwriters and publishers of the most performed songs of 2012, and also include the presentation of the ASCAP Founders Award and performances from ASCAP's country music stars.

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  • June 2013

    ASCAP Honors Top Film and Television Music Composers at 28th Annual Awards Celebration

    The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA also paid special tribute to composer Patrick Doyle and composer-arranger Ray Charles.

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  • June 2013

    ASCAP to Honor Patrick Doyle with Henry Mancini Award at 28th Annual Film &amp; TV Music Awards

    <p>The Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated film composer, will be presented with the distinguished ASCAP Henry Mancini Award, which&nbsp;is awarded to composers in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music.</p>

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  • May 2013

    Kendrick Lamar to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award at 26th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    The ASCAP Vanguard Award recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music.&nbsp;Past honorees include Beastie Boys, Taio Cruz, Diplo, Janelle Mon&aacute;e and Santigold.

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  • May 2013

    Sue Drew Promoted to Senior Vice President, Creative Services

    Drew will be responsible for overseeing the ASCAP Membership Creative Services staff in all musical genres and will also oversee the operations of the LA, New York and Nashville membership offices. The promotion was announced on May 21st by ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento.

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  • May 2013

    Usher to Receive ASCAP Golden Note Award at 26th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    ASCAP will honor eight-time Grammy Award-winner Usher with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during its 26th annual Rhythm &amp; Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will take place on June 27th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, and will also celebrate the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2012 R&amp;B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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  • May 2013

    14th Annual Concert Music Awards to Honor Tania León, Jon Deak, Steve Smith and Morton Gould

    The ASCAP Concert Music Awards will recognize the achievements of our 2013 honorees, who represent the diverse aesthetic spectrum of the concert music world. Composer, musician and author Peter Schickele will host the event.

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  • May 2013

    ASCAP Applauds USTR Special 301 Report

    The report from the U.S. Trade Representative specifically calls on foreign governments to ensure that adequate copyright payments are made when U.S. musical compositions are performed in TV and radio broadcasts, over cable systems and in all other kinds of public performances.

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  • April 2013

    ASCAP to Honor Phil Keaggy at Christian Music Awards

    Reknowned songwriter and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy will be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award at the 35th Anniversary ASCAP Christian Music Awards, to be held on Monday, May 6th in Franklin, Tennessee.

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  • April 2013

    Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Diplo and Other Top Names in Music Honored at 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    The star-studded event also paid tribute to songwriter-producer Max Martin, Sony/ATV, Prescription Songs and Kobalt, and honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2012 pop charts.

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  • April 2013

    Katy Perry Added to Panelists at 8th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

    In a special &ldquo;I Create Music&rdquo; Interview, the chart-topping pop sensation will speak with ASCAP EVP of Membership Randy Grimmett about her journey to the top. Perry joins an impressive list of EXPO panelists, including Lionel Richie, Ne-Yo, Diplo and Big Sean.

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  • April 2013

    Grammy Award Winner Drake Signs with ASCAP

    With this announcement, Drake joins a long list of music titans at ASCAP, including Pharrell Williams, Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Beyonc&eacute;, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, as well as his longtime OVO partners and producers Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib.

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  • March 2013

    When It's Time to Hire a Manager

    If you’re a musician looking to further your career, it may be tough to determine when to hire a manager, what to expect from them, and what you want them to accomplish. If want to succeed, it’s important to know when, why, and how to hire a manager.

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  • March 2013

    The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of the 2013 Morton Gould Young Composers Awards

    The Awards program provides recognition and cash awards to gifted young composers of Concert Music. This year, 28 composers between the ages of 8 to 30 years of age were selected from nearly 600 submissions.

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  • March 2013

    ASCAP Elects Board of Directors

    The results of the biennial election for the Board of Directors of ASCAP were announced today by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. Twelve writer and twelve publisher members have been elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term commencing April 1st, 2013.

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  • March 2013

    ASCAP Day @ Berklee College of Music to Feature Singer-Songwriter Patty Larkin

    ASCAP Day is designed to provide both Film Scoring and Songwriting students with information on current trends in their fields. Larkin will discuss her own career in classes with Songwriting students, and ASCAP staff will meet with students in the Film Scoring classes.

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  • March 2013

    ASCAP Distributes More Than $1.8 Million in ASCAP Plus Awards

    The purpose of these special awards is to reward writers whose works have a unique prestige value for which adequate compensation would not otherwise be received, and to compensate those writers whose works are performed substantially in media not surveyed by ASCAP.

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  • March 2013

    Five Essential Music Copyright Resources on the Web

    Strong copyright law is an essential part of how songwriters and composers earn a living from their music. Increasingly, the fate of copyright is playing out on blogs, through social media and by word of mouth. We compiled a list of five resources that will educate and provoke you, and inspire you to take action.

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  • March 2013

    T.I. to Headline BET Networks & ASCAP Present The Music Matters SXSW Showcase Hosted by Yahoo!

    The SXSW showcase, being held on Thursday, March 14th at Brazos Hall in Austin, TX, will also feature performances by Schoolboy Q, Bridget Kelly, Chrisette Michele, BJ the Chicago Kid, DJ Drama, Joey Badass and Lecrae.

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  • March 2013

    Vampire Weekend, T.I. and Emmylou Harris Among Top Performers at #ASCAPSXSW

    In addition to staging its popular SXSW showcases, ASCAP will take part in music panel discussions, host its annual boat rides and sponsor many other exciting events, including the Music Matters, powered by Yahoo! Showcase in partnership with BET.

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  • March 2013

    ASCAP Reports 2012 Financials

    Over $827 million in royalties was distributed to ASCAP's songwriter, composer and publisher members in the calendar year ended 2012. This is now the fifth year in a row that ASCAP distributed in excess of $800 million to its members – a feat no other PRO can claim.

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  • February 2013

    ASCAP to Honor Aerosmith's Steven Tyler & Joe Perry with Founders Award at 30th Annual Pop Music Awards

    ASCAP will celebrate the rock legends with the prestigious award at the&nbsp;invitation-only gala on April 17th, 2013 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The event will also celebrate the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2012.

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  • February 2013

    2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients Announced

    Established by The ASCAP Foundation in 2002 to encourage gifted jazz composers under the age of 30, the program awards recipients with cash prizes after a juried national competition.

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  • January 2013

    ASCAP Mobile Update Brings ASCAP OnStage to All Devices

    ASCAP is pleased to announce that&nbsp;OnStage is now available through its latest mobile update. ASCAP Onstage gives members the opportunity to receive royalties when their music is performed live. The mobile version includes the ability to locate venues using a device's GPS.&nbsp;ASCAP members can now submit performances wherever they are.

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  • January 2013

    ASCAP Adventurous Programming Awards to be Presented at 2013 Chamber Music America Conference

    ASCAP will recognize eight chamber music and jazz ensembles, and presenters for their adventurous programming at the 35th Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, January 20th, 2013. Cia Toscanini, ASCAP Vice President of Concert Music, will present the awards.

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  • January 2013

    Michaela Eremiasova Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for "Emblems"

    Michaela Eremi&aacute;&scaron;ov&aacute; has been named recipient of the 33rd annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize, which honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to ASCAP&rsquo;s Concert Composers by hosting this annual competition.

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  • January 2013

    Sundance ASCAP Music Café Lineup to Include Melanie Fiona, Andrew Bird and Blue Sky Riders

    Lights! Camera! Music! The annual Music Caf&eacute; will present an eclectic mix of songwriters and artists, including Melanie Fiona, The Head and the Heart, Andrew Bird and Blue Sky Riders (featuring Kenny Loggins).

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  • January 2013

    ASCAP Adds Kele Currier as Director of Strategic Services

    Currier's appointment coincides with the elevation of Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan to oversee ASCAP&rsquo;s Nashville operations along with their continued leadership of its Creative team. Currier's expertise in royalty collection and copyright administration will only serve to enhance the outstanding level of service the team provides.

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  • December 2012

    Booking Your Own Tour: A How-To Guide

    If you’re a musician, booking your own tour may seem like a daunting task, but done right, it can be a fantastic way with make money with your music. Here's everything you need to know about the booking process, from routing your tour to getting paid.

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  • December 2012

    Melanie Fiona, The Head and the Heart and Andrew Bird Among Top Acts at Sundance ASCAP Music Caf&#233;

    The Music Caf&eacute;, running January 18th-25th, will present an eclectic mix of songwriters and artists, including Melanie Fiona, The Head and the Heart, Andrew Bird, Blue Sky Riders (featuring Kenny Loggins), Frankmusik, Nataly Dawn, Eric Hutchinson and more.

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  • December 2012

    ASCAP Members Reign Over Most-Played Holiday Songs List

    For the fourth year in a row, "Sleigh Ride,&rdquo; written by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish, and recently covered by ASCAP Grammy-nominated indie rock trio fun., tops this list of popular holiday classics.

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  • December 2012

    ASCAP Foundation Honors Jason Mraz with Champion Award

    The ASCAP Foundation honored the multi-Grammy Award-winning artist with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award for his longtime leadership in such social causes as human equality, environmental protection, arts education and assisting people with spinal cord injuries.

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  • December 2012

    Attorney Don Passman on the Future of Digital Music

    Few people are more qualified to comment on the ever-changing music industry than Don Passman. The noted attorney shares his wisdom in the best-selling <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i>, now in its eighth edition. We asked Passman to share a <i>few</i> things you need to know about the future of the music business.

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  • November 2012

    Songwriters' Groups Speak Out on Internet Radio Bill

    In advance of a House Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on music licensing reform, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and the NSAI called on Congress to address the concerns of songwriters and composers, whom the groups say are being disadvantaged by a misaligned regulatory structure.

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  • November 2012

    How to Write an Artist Bio That Won't Get Ignored

    For any unsigned artist, a solid biography is essential for getting the attention of press, managers and label execs. Problem is, artist bios tend to be full of unimportant fluff. Rob Daily lays out what every artist bio should - and shouldn't - include.

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  • October 2012

    ASCAP’s CMJ Showcase to Feature Performances From Monsters Calling Home, Gemini Club, Exes of Evil & More

    <p>Designed to spotlight the best unsigned bands and provide them with an opportunity to perform for the music industry, ASCAP Presents: CMJ 2012 will feature a dynamic mix of up-and-coming talent and will take place on Wednesday, October 17th.</p>

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  • October 2012

    Visionary Music Creator Lyle Lovett To Receive ASCAP Creative Voice Award At 50th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    <p>Lyle Lovett to Receive ASCAP Creative Voice Award. The visionary music creator will be honored at 50th ASCAP Country Music Awards </p>

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  • October 2012

    ASCAP Launches ASCAP OnStage

    ASCAP OnStage, the latest addition to the ASCAP public performance survey, is a new program that provides ASCAP members an opportunity to receive royalties when their music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the country.

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  • September 2012

    ASCAP to Host the 2nd Annual Atlanta Legends Mixer

    Hosted by Jermaine Dupri and Devyne Stephens, the event honors music legends that have given back to the Atlanta community. Honorees include T.I., Michael Mauldin, Kendall Minter, Noontime Music and Pebbles. The night will also feature performances by Demetria McKinney, The Teddy White Band and DJ Baby Yu.

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  • September 2012

    John Doe, Frankmusik and Pomplamoose Among the Top Acts to Perform at the Mill Valley ASCAP Music Caf&eacute;

    <p>The inaugural event will be the focal point for music at the 35th Mill Valley Film Festival and feature an exciting and dynamic assortment of composers, songwriters and artists from across the musical spectrum and around the world.</p>

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  • September 2012

    The Great America SCORES Soccer Dribble to Attempt Guinness World Record

    <p>The event will synchronize 10 cities across the nation in an effort to break the record for the most soccer balls ever dribbled by a group at one time. ASCAP's Alonzo "Zo" Lee, Psalm One, Flo and America SCORES students wrote and recorded the event's theme song as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES.</p>

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  • August 2012

    ASCAP Appoints Elizabeth Matthews as EVP and General Counsel

    <p>Matthews, who was most recently Executive Vice President &amp; Deputy General Counsel at Viacom Media Networks, will report to ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento and will oversee all legal affairs of the Society, managing both internal and outside legal services.</p>

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  • August 2012

    ASCAP and California Film Institute Launch Mill Valley ASCAP Music Caf&eacute;

    <p>The inaugural music event will take place at the 35th Mill Valley Film Festival from October 11-13 and feature an exciting and dynamic assortment of composers, songwriters and artists from across the musical spectrum and around the world.</p>

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  • August 2012

    Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter/Producer Alonzo "Zo" Lee to Record with Students in St. Louis

    <p>Zo will record with St. Louis school kids as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, a mentorship program for songwriters to engage and inspire elementary and middle school students in under-resourced neighborhoods.</p>

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  • August 2012

    Songwriting Retreat Gives Vets New Outlet for Stories of War

    <p>The ASCAP Foundation and Bob Woodruff Foundation will partner with songwriter Darden Smith in presenting the program <i>Songwriting With: Soldiers</i>. For three days in October, ten former military servicemen and women will work with professional songwriters to create music as a means for cathartic healing.</p>

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  • August 2012

    ASCAP Appoints Mark Katz As New Chief Information Officer

    <p>Mark Katz joins ASCAP as the organization's new Chief Information Officer. Katz, whose impressive career in IT and operations began in 1988, will report to ASCAP EVP &amp; Chief Operating Officer Al Wallace.</p>

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  • August 2012

    ASCAP Mourns the Passing of SVP Chris Amenita

    <p>ASCAP is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend, Christopher John Amenita, 55, who passed away on August 3rd, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Chris was with ASCAP for 27 years. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of ASCAP's Broadcast Operations &amp; New Media Licensing Department.</p>

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  • August 2012

    A Tip for Hit Songwriting from Larry Butler

    The mother of all songwriting tips… ASCAP writer Larry Butler shares one key strategy that has helped countless hit songwriters, including Randy Newman and Mark Knopfler, top charts and dominate airwaves.

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  • August 2012

    Bob McDill to be Honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award at 50th Annual Country Music Awards

    <p>Legendary songwriter Bob McDill will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award at the 50th Country Music Awards, taking place October 29th in Nashville. McDill has penned an extraordinary 31 number one hits for artists such as Alabama, Alan Jackson, Don Williams and more.</p>

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  • June 2012

    Marty Khan: WTF Do I Do Now?

    The old paths to music stardom are all but shriveled up. So how can a passionate music creator forge a livelihood? As veteran manager and consultant Marty Khan sees it, self-empowerment, collective action and a whole lot of hard work are more than just good ideas - they&prime;re requirements.

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  • June 2012

    ASCAP Improves Fairness of TV Distribution Formula

    The ASCAP Board of Directors has approved changes to the formula used to determine royalties for TV and other audio/visual performances of ASCAP music, including Internet performances. These changes will ensure the fairness of the distribution system as ASCAP keeps pace with changes in the way music is used.

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  • June 2012

    Control: ASCAP Composer Peter Fish on Keeping Your Music

    After a successful career writing music for TV, film, advertising and radio projects, six-time Emmy winner Peter Fish is now producing his own programming. As Fish tells it, it's all about keeping financial, professional and creative control over his work.

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  • May 2012

    How to Plan a Successful Album Launch

    <p>Your new album is mixed, mastered and ready to go. So what's next? Music Think Tank blogger Ariel Hyatt has some tips on how to make the most of an album release, including a handy-dandy timeline for what to do before and after release day.</p>

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  • March 2012

    ASCAP Reports Increased Revenues in 2011

    ASCAP announced strong revenues of $985 million for calendar year 2011, the second highest revenues in the organization&rsquo;s history, and an increase of 5.4% over 2010. CEO John LoFrumento also announced a dynamic new leadership structure.

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  • March 2012

    The ASCAP Foundation and The Kennedy Center to Present "Songwriters: The Next Generation" on 3/22 and 3/23 in Washington, DC

    &ldquo;Songwriters: The Next Generation&rdquo; will showcase the work of four young songwriters and composers in a free concert on the Kennedy Center&rsquo;s Millennium Stage on Thursday March 22nd and Friday March 23rd at 6pm.

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  • October 2011

    ASCAP Songwriters Retreat Hosts Hitmakers at Chateau Marouatte in France

    Inside the 14th century medieval Château Marouatte, top songwriters from the US and UK including Johntá Austin, Lindy Robbins, Hillary Lindsey and Greg Wells wrote the next set of big hits.

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  • September 2011

    ASCAP Announces Award and Grant Recipients from its Annual Television and Film Scoring Workshops

    ASCAP has announced that four aspiring composers who took part in this year's Television and Film Scoring Workshops in Los Angeles and New York have been presented awards from The ASCAP Foundation and a grant from The Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles (RMA-LA).

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  • June 2011

    ASCAP to Add Five Music Greats to Jazz Wall of Fame

    ASCAP President &#38; Chairman Paul Williams has announced that ASCAP will add five music greats to the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame on Monday, June 13, 2011. The invitation-only event will be hosted by Mr. Williams at ASCAP&#039;s New York City offices (Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets) in Manhattan beginning at 5:00 PM.

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  • May 2011

    New Album/Collaboration Brings Much Needed Spotlight To Youth

    New Album / Collaboration Brings Much Needed Spotlight To Youth

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  • April 2011

    The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of the 2011 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

    ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. The young composers will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 24, 2011.

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  • March 2011

    The ASCAP Foundation and The Kennedy Center to Present &#034;Songwriters: The Next Generation&#034; on 3/24 and 3/25 in Washington, DC

    The ASCAP Foundation and The Kennedy Center to Present &#034;Songwriters: The Next Generation&#034; on 3/24 and 3/25 in Washington, DC

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  • February 2011

    2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients Announced

    ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams has announced the recipients of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. This program, established in 2002, was created to encourage gifted jazz composers from throughout the United States. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 9 to 29, and are selected through a juried national competition.

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  • January 2011

    Eric Nathan Named 31st Annual Recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize

    Eric Nathan Named 31st Annual Recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize

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  • June 2010

    Introducing Cue Sheets in Member Access

    ASCAP is pleased to bring you Cue Sheets in Member Access. We know that cue sheets are important tools for managing your business as composers, writers and publishers. If your music is used in a film or television program, making sure a cue sheet is filed with ASCAP is an important step in getting paid for your work. Now you can see the cue sheets ASCAP has on file for you.

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  • July 2008

    THE ASCAP FOUNDATION 2008 LESTER SILL SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

    The ASCAP Foundation 2008 Lester Sill Songwriters Workshop is now accepting submissions. Geared toward advanced songwriters, the workshop will take place at ASCAP's Los Angeles office beginning in October for a series of eight sessions.

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  • June 2007

    RapidCue The Industry Standard for Cue Sheet Data Processing

    ASCAP is pleased to announce RapidCue, a state-of-the-art application that allows production companies to enter, manage and electronically submit cue sheet data to ASCAP and BMI. In our ongoing effort to streamline the processing of television performances, ASCAP partnered with BMI to create both a web-based software application and an industry standard data format for cue sheets. RapidCue has been embraced by the television production community and is currently in use at many companies including CBS, NBC, Disney, Fox, Sony and Paramount.

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  • March 2007

    The Importance of Title Registrations

    This is the first installment of a series of short articles discussing how ASCAP processes performances of music in film and television and pays royalties to our members. The centerpiece for processing performances of music in audio-visual programming is the cue sheet.

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  • December 2005

    Everything You Need To Know About Cue Sheets

    As you may know, ASCAP licenses television stations and others the right to broadcast the music contained in their programming.

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  • February 2004

    ASCAP - CELEBRATING NINE DECADES OF AMERICA'S BEST MUSIC!

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