21 ASCAP Members Shortlisted for 2020 Daytime Emmys

June 10, 2020

What would we do without TV right now? And what would TV do without music creators? The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has recognized 21 ASCAP composers and songwriters with nominations in the 47th annual Daytime Emmy nominations, for their roles in heightening the impact of daytime TV’s most popular programming.

Among the nominees is Wesley Whatley, who earned two nominations for his songs for the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We’re also proud to see ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop alumni Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond on the list for their work on Vampirina (read more about it in our 2017 interview).


The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will be presented in a two-hour special on Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

Congratulations to all of our nominees:

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series


Jonathan Hartman, composer



Ken Corday & D. Brent Nelson, composers

Days of Our Lives


R.C. Cates, music supervisor/composer

Gaye Tolan Hatfield & Rick Krizman, composers

The Young and the Restless


Outstanding Original Song


Jason Alexander, lyricist

"The Bad Guys?" from Brainwashed by Toons


Sara Ramirez, composer & lyricist

"Everything Changed" from The Feels


Judith Clurman, composer

Wesley Whatley, lyricist

"A Holiday Carol - The Holidays Are Here" from 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


Bill Sherman, composer

Andrew Moriarty & Wesley Whatley, lyricists

"Hooray Hooray, We're On Our Way" from 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


Outstanding Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program


Sharon Flynn, lyricist

"Gonna Go Good" from Big Hero 6: The Series


Jeffrey M. Howard, lyricist

John Kavanaugh, composer

"Never Leave" from Elena of Avalor


Ford Riley & Jennifer Skelly, lyricists

"As You Move Forward" from The Lion Guard


Glenn Slater, lyricist

"Waiting in the Wings" from Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure


Christopher Dimond & Michael Kooman, composers & lyricists

Chris Nee, lyricist

"The Vamp Opera" from Vampirina