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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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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 "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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • February 2004

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

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