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  • Natti Natasha, Top Female Music Creators Come Together For 2nd ASCAP “She Is The Music” Song Camp

    Marc Anthony’s MAGNUS Media to host three-day session at Miami studio, which is also sponsored by The ASCAP Foundation and W Hotels Worldwide.

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  • David Garcia Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of The Year at 41st Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    Russ & Tori Taff receive prestigious Golden Note Award; “Reckless Love” claims Top Song honors; Capitol CMG Publishing earns Publisher of the Year for 17th consecutive year.

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  • Artist/Songwriter Victoria Monét, Roc Nation’s Shari Bryant and Capitol Records’ Britney Davis To Be Recognized at 11th Annual ASCAP Women Behind The Music, October 9 In Los Angeles

    The annual event presented by ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul department honors female leaders in entertainment.

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  • Country Icon Randy Travis to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at 2019 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most-performed country songs of 2018, takes place on Monday, November 11 and will include special guest performances to honor Travis.

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  • Domani, Adrian Marcel, Maliibu Miitch and More Emerging Artists Featured at Annual ASCAP "On the Come Up” Showcase Series

    ASCAP held our annual showcase series, On the Come Up, in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York the week of August 19. The free events give rising artists around the country the opportunity to get onstage and connect with fans during intimate performances.

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  • Hitmaking Super Producer and Artist Mustard Switches to ASCAP

    The Grammy-winning producer's catalog Includes “Boo’d Up,” “Freaky Friday” and “Pure Water.”

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  • Multi Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Russ Taff and Grammy-Nominated Songwriter and Author Tori Taff To Receive Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at 41st Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, Monday, September 16, At Franklin Theatre in Downtown Franklin, TN

    The ASCAP Golden Note Award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include Michael W. Smith, Bob McDill, Don Williams, Mary Mary, JD Souther and Reba McEntire.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation and Newport Festivals Foundation Tap Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipient Ben Morris for Jazz Festival Stage on August 2

    Two non-profits celebrate 4th year of presenting emerging jazz talent at Newport.

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  • 31st Annual ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop Kicks Off with 12 Composers from Eight Countries

    Supported by The ASCAP Foundation, the comprehensive four-week program is the ultimate career stepping stone, arming the selected composers with the knowledge and connections they need to succeed in the film industry.

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  • Cardi B Named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year; Motown Records Honored with ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award; Tip "T.I." Harris Receives Inaugural ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award at 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    ASCAP celebrated its unparalleled roster of music legends, past and present, at the 34th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.

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  • ASCAP Names Brooke Eplee as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

    Eplee will report to ASCAP Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Digital Officer Nicholas Lehman and work cross-functionally on growth and competitive strategy at ASCAP, including new business development, strategic partnerships and innovation initiatives.

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  • ASCAP's Mike Sistad Promoted to Vice President, Nashville Membership

    Longtime ASCAP executive and songwriter advocate Mike Sistad has been promoted to Vice President and will lead its Nashville Membership team. Concurrently, ASCAP’s Kele Currier has been upped to the position of Assistant Vice President, Strategic Services, Membership, reporting to Sistad.

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  • Department of Justice Formally Opens Consent Decree Review

    See statement from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews

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  • Songwriters Call For More Freedoms, Less Regulation During ASCAP “Stand With Songwriters” Advocacy Day on May 22

    Award-winning songwriters will convene on Capitol Hill tomorrow, May 22, to meet with elected officials as part of the annual American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day

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  • Legendary Motown Records Label and Hip-Hop Icon Tip “T.I.” Harris To Be Honored at 32nd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards June 20 in Los Angeles

    Other awards to be presented at the 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards include ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song.

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  • The Go-Go’s, Don Felder, Felix Cavaliere, Andrea Martin, Kany Garcia and Sidd Khosla To Perform at The ASCAP Foundation’s 11th Annual “We Write The Songs” at The Library Of Congress on May 21

    On Tuesday, May 21, The ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress will jointly present the 11th annual “We Write the Songs” event at the historic Coolidge Auditorium in The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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  • Louis Bell Named ASCAP Pop Music Songwriter of the Year; “The Middle” Is Song of the Year at 36th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    ASCAP celebrated the night with writers and publishers of the most-performed music of the past year amongst pop music royalty, industry legends, and exclusive performances at the Beverly Hilton Ballroom

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  • Michael Giacchino Honored with ASCAP Henry Mancini Award; Pinar Toprak Receives ASCAP Shirley Walker Award; Stage & Screen Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Recognized with ASCAP Vanguard Award at 2019 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

    ASCAP 34th Annual Screen Awards returned to the historic Beverly Hilton tonight to celebrate the greatest names in today's film, television and video game music hosted by actor Richard Kind

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  • ASCAP Annual Revenue and Distributions Continue to Break Records: 2018 Revenue Tops $1.227 Billion; Distributions Hit $1.109 Billion

    ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that its total revenues for 2018 topped $1.227 billion, an increase of 7% over 2017. Additionally, ASCAP distributions crossed the $1 billion mark for the second year in a row, with $1.109 billion in royalties paid out to its songwriter, composer and publisher members. Distributions increased by $102 million, up 10% year-over-year.

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  • U.S. Music Groups Unveil Groundbreaking "50 States Of Music" Website Showcasing the Profound Economic and Cultural Impact of Recording Artists and Songwriters in Every State

    New interactive website highlights music industry’s massive $143 BILLION value to American economy, including jobs supported, notable musicians, labels, songwriters in each state and more

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  • Questlove Keynote Added to ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Lineup; Plus "This Is Us" Composer Sidd Khosla, Tokimonsta, Priscilla Renea, Stephen Bishop

    New panels also announced for EXPO include "The Rise of Emo Rap," "Nashville Goes Global," and "Publishing 101," hosted by a roster of experienced industry execs and singer-songwriters.

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  • Iconic Hit Songwriter Jeff Lynne to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills May 16

    New wave pioneers Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke of Blondie to be honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award; pop/alternative phenoms Billie Eilish and Finneas to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 36th annual event.

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  • ASCAP Names Ed Razzano as Senior Vice President, Administration Services

    Effective April 9th, Razzano will lead operations and strategy for ASCAP’s royalty administration arm, Songwize, which processes and matches performances and pays royalties.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation “Songwriters: The Next Generation” Showcased ASCAP Artists at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in April!

    The 2019 showcase will feature original works by composer Carlos Simon and singer-songwriter Sara Sommerer on April 10 and by singer-songwriter Sydney Franklin and trumpeter Adam O'Farrill the following evening.

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  • ASCAP Adds Hitmaking Music Creators Across Genres to 2019 “I Create Music” Expo Lineup: Wyclef Jean, Troye Sivan-Collaborator Leland, Songwriters Hall Of Famers Desmond Child and Jack Tempchin, Norwegian Star Sondre Lerche, Composers Joel Beckerman and David Vanacore

    ASCAP has announced an illustrious group of new panelists for the 2019 “I Create Music” EXPO, with industry leaders represented across a diverse array of music genres.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of 2019 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

    The award, established in 1979, honors a multitude of recipients every year who show distinction as concert composers under 30 years of age.

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  • 2019 Stellar Awards Nominees Honored at ASCAP and Motown Gospel 10th Annual “Morning Glory” Breakfast in Las Vegas

    The exclusive invite-only reception is one of the premier events leading up to the 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards and featured performances by Motown Gospel Artists Jerard & Jovaun and Gene Moore

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  • Blockbuster Film Composer Michael Giacchino to Receive ASCAP Henry Mancini Award; Captain Marvel Composer Pinar Toprak to be Honored with ASCAP Shirley Walker Award; Stage & Screen Songwriters Pasek and Paul to Accept ASCAP Vanguard Award at 2019 ASCAP Screen Music Awards May 15 at Beverly Hilton

    The ASCAP Screen Music Awards is an invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony that honors composers and songwriters of the top box office film music, top-rated TV series and the most performed television music of 2018.

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  • ASCAP Elects Board of Directors

    ASCAP released the results of its biennial election for the Board of Directors, consisting of twelve writer and twelve publisher members, who will serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2019.

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  • "This Is Us" Composer Siddhartha Khosla Moves to ASCAP

    The film and television composer will join the ranks among other award-nominated artists and have his extensive musical repertoire be represented by ASCAP.

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  • Luck Productions and ASCAP Announce Luck Embassy, A Unique Artist-Facing Portal for #luckfamily

    Luck Productions is pleased to announce the new Luck Embassy program, a unique artist-facing portal geared toward helping musicians where it counts.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Announces 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients

    The ASCAP Foundation is pleased to announce the winners from all over the country for their promising talent in the jazz art form.

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  • ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO Adds Oscar-Winning “Shallow” Co-Writer Anthony Rossomando Plus Lee Ann Womack, Matthew Koma and Paul Williams to Hitmaking Lineup

    First round of EXPO panelists announced today for the event taking place in Hollywood, May 2-4.

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  • Daddy Yankee and Maluma Named Songwriter/Artist and Songwriter of the Year at 27th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards; Latin Rockstar Draco Rosa Honored with ASCAP Vanguard Award; Milly Quezada Receives ASCAP Latin Heritage Award

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 27th Annual ASCAP Latin Awards returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico in support of its songwriting community for a night filled with exceptional talent, as Latin songwriters and singers gathered to celebrate their resurgence and achievements from the past year.

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  • BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Issue Open Letter to the Industry on Consent Decree Reform

    With the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) poised to seek public comment in its review of the BMI and ASCAP consent decrees, there has been much discussion and concern throughout the industry about the potential long-term impact.

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting from Their Music

    ASCAP takes legal action against 13 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission

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  • Music Creators Behind the Year's Chart-Toppers, Grammy Winners and Platinum Hits Set to Inspire at ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo 2019: Ariana Grande-Collaborators Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet and Charles Anderson; 2019 Grammy ‘Best R&B Song’ Winner Joelle James; Latin Grammy Producer of the Year Linda Briceño (Ella Bric); #1 Country Songwriters Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite and Darrell Brown + Many More

    ASCAP announces first round of award-winning and influential panelists to be joining at EXPO due to take place May 2-4, 2019 in Los Angeles.

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  • Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Collaborates with Composer Stephen Schwartz for ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, May 18-19, 2019

    Applications for the 2019 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop are now being accepted through February 22, 2019.

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  • ASCAP "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO IN THE ROUND: ASHLEY GORLEY, CASSADEE POPE, MATT JENKINS AND JON NITE AT THE BLUEBIRD CAFE -- FEB 13

    Four of ASCAP's most renowned Nashville music creators will be on hand to share music and stories from their experiences at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO on February 13 in a special evening at the Bluebird Café in Nashville.

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  • Composer Will Stackpole Receives ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for "fEED"

    The 2019 ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize will be awarded to WIll Stackpole for his orchestral work titled "fEED", Michael Seltenreich and Peter S. Shin to be recognized for their works with special distinction

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  • ASCAP Hires Nicole Carbone-Rogers as New Head of Events

    Effective February 11th, Carbone-Rogers will be responsible for the successful execution of ASCAP’s major awards shows and other key ASCAP events as part of ASCAP’s mission to elevate and honor the contributions of its songwriter, composer and music publisher members.

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  • 27th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Return to San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 5 to Honor Two Latin Icons: Queen Of Merengue Milly Quezada to Accept ASCAP Latin Heritage Award Award-Winning Songwriter and Artist Draco Rosa to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award

    The 27th Annual ASCAP Latin Awards will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 5 and will recognize the unique and outstanding music creators and their contributions to Latin Music.

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  • Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presents 21st Anniversary Lineup with Performances by Grammy Winners and Rising Stars including Patty Griffin, Everlast, Neff-U & Priscilla Renea, Claudia Brant, Leland, Stephen Bishop, iDKHOW, Flor De Toloache and More

    21st Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café, during the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah will feature a mix of rising and Grammy winning songwriter-artists.

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  • 2018 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize Winner Announced

    The $5,000 Prize for a wind ensemble work has been awarded to Jules Pegram, age 27, for “Concerto for Alto Saxophone & Wind Ensemble.” The award-winning work will be performed by a prominent ensemble in 2019.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Children Will Listen Program Receives Support From The Ahmanson Foundation to Help Expose Students to the Joys of Musical Theatre

    50 students and chaperones from the CBG Arts organization will receive free premium tickets to the Broadway musical, Come From Away, and be able to engage with the cast following the performance.

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  • ASCAP Donates to MusiCares® To Help Provide Relief for Members of the Music Community Affected by Recent California Wildfires

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

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  • ASCAP, Academy of Country Music & Bluebird Cafe Kick Off Songwriters Series

    The Sundance ASCAP Music Café returns to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will present two showcases in collaboration with the Academy of Country Music and Bluebird Cafe.

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  • R&B and Pop Icon Valerie Simpson and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Melinda Wagner Receive Top Awards at the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC

    R&B and Pop Icon Valerie Simpson and Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer Melinda Wagner Receive Top Awards at the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC

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  • “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Continues Reign As #1 ASCAP Holiday Song

    As the modern classic continues to shine on ASCAP's top 25 holiday songs of 2018, offbeat favorite “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” shows resurgence as well.

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  • Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents Pasek and Paul: Up Close and Personal with Special Guests

    A limited number of special VIP tickets include dinner and meet-and-greet opportunities with Pasek and Paul with proceeds to benefit The ASCAP Foundation.

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  • R&B and Pop Icon Valerie Simpson to Receive the ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Friars Foundation; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Melinda Wagner to be Honored with the ASCAP Foundation Masters Award at the 2018 ASCAP Foundations Honors in NYC on December 12

    R&B and Pop Icon Valerie Simpson to Receive the ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Friars Foundation; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Melinda Wagner to be Honored with the ASCAP Foundation Masters Award at the 2018 ASCAP Foundations Honors in NYC on December 12.

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  • Ashley Gorley Named ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year; Revered Songwriter-Artist Lee Ann Womack Honored at 56th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    The stars of country music gathered for the 56th annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Country Music Awards on Monday, November 12, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville.

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting from Their Music

    ASCAP takes legal action against 12 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission.

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  • Nomination Period Now Open for Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committees

    Nominations are now open for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the US Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. Nominees can be submitted through December 5, 2018.

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  • RECAP: 10th Annual ASCAP Women Behind the Music Honors Rashan Ali, Sevyn Streeter, Shanti Das and Charita Brittenum in Atlanta

    On Thursday, October 25, 2018, ASCAP hosted the 10th annual ASCAP Women Behind the Music at 433 Bishop in Atlanta. The event celebrates female artists and executives in the music industry.

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  • Registration Now Open For 14th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, May 2 – 4, 2019 In Los Angeles

    Largest gathering of songwriters in North America prepares to welcome music creators from all over the world

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  • Brett Young to Receive Songwriter-Artist of the Year at 2018 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    Fueling the momentum from his platinum debut album and four consecutive #1 singles, Brett Young has now been named the 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year. Young will be celebrated at the 56th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, to be held Monday, November 12 in Nashville.

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  • 50th Anniversary of The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Recognizes Music Books, Articles and Broadcasts On Copland, Mathis, Mitchell and More

    The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards honor outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music.

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  • Stefflon Don, Tom Walker, Steve Mac, Lorne Balfe and Steven "Lenky" Marsden Honoured with Prestigious ASCAP Awards at 2018 ASCAP London Music Awards

    Tonight The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, celebrated some of the most successful songwriters, composers and performers in British music.

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  • Colby Wedgeworth Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of The Year at 40th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    Twila Paris receives ASCAP Golden Note Award; “Even If” claims Top Song honors; Capitol CMG Publishing earns Publisher of the Year for 16th consecutive year.

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  • The Music Modernization Act Is Now Law: ASCAP Statements on Presidential Approval

    President Donald J. Trump today signed into law the Music Modernization Act, a comprehensive bill that aims to reform our outdated music licensing system and give music creators an opportunity to obtain compensation that more accurately reflects the value of music.

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  • Mary J. Blige and Top Women Songwriters Come Together For ASCAP 'She Is The Music' Song Camp

    ASCAP-curated group of female songwriters and producers includes Audra Mae, Priscilla Renea, Emily Weisband and superstar engineers Kesha Lee and Maria Elisa Ayerbe

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  • ASCAP Statements on Senate Passage of The Music Modernization Act

    The United States Senate today unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a comprehensive bill that aims to reform our outdated music licensing system and give music creators an opportunity to obtain compensation that more accurately reflects the value of music in a free market.

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  • Lee Ann Womack to be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    The 56th annual gala, to be held Monday, November 12, in downtown Nashville, celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of the previous year.

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  • Stefflon Don And Tom Walker To Be Honoured With ASCAP Vanguard Award At ASCAP London Awards 23 October 2018

    The ASCAP Awards, London ceremony will also see esteemed awards presented for Song of the Year, Top Digital Song, Top EDM Song and Film Score of the Year. The evening will take place in downtown London and will be attended by some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry.

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  • 14th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO On Deck For May 2 - 4, 2019

    The largest gathering of songwriters in North America promises 3 days of information and inspiration.

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  • Top Latin Songwriters To Collaborate At ASCAP Song Camp With Del Records In Los Angeles September 10-13, 2018

    Adrián Pieragostino, Daniel Santacruz, Jerry Demara, Héctor Guerrero, María Fernanda Díaz Juárez, Moisés Arellanes and Yoel Enríquez will join forces for writing sessions at Los Del Studios.

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  • Singer, Songwriter and Author Twila Paris to Receive Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award; Gospel Music Association to Accept ASCAP Partners in Music Award at 40th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    The 2018 ASCAP Christian Music Awards will recognize the writers and publishers of the most-performed songs in Christian music, and features special performances by today’s most popular artists and songwriters in the genre.

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  • ASCAP Hosts Annual “On The Come Up” Showcase Series Featuring Rising Songwriters and Performing Artists From Around The Country

    The showcases feature rising songwriter-artists from around the country and give in-the-know fans a chance to see their favorite new musicians live.

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  • ASCAP Statement on Development with Music Modernization Act

    The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the Songwriters of North America (SONA), and SESAC today announced an agreement resolving issues with the Music Modernization Act, a comprehensive bill that aims to update the outdated music licensing system and give songwriters a better opportunity to seek fair value for their work in the digital age.

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  • Foundation award recipient Estar Cohen Performs at Newport Jazz Festival

    Herb Alpert Award recipient Estar Cohen to perform at esteemed Festival’s Storyville Stage.

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  • ASCAP Promotes Gregory Morgado to Deputy General Counsel

    Greg joined ASCAP in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, where he is responsible for supervising and providing legal advice on a broad range of corporate law, compliance, corporate governance, commercial transactions, intellectual property, international and risk management matters.

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  • Prolific Producer-Turned-Composer Junkie XL Moves to ASCAP

    The "Deadpool" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" composer will host a studio session at ASCAP's 30th annual Film Scoring Workshop on July 18th.

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  • ASCAP And Songwriters Victorious In Two Court Contests With California Radio Stations That Refused To Pay ASCAP License Fees

    Federal judges in Los Angeles and New York on Wednesday issued court rulings protecting the rights of songwriters and publishers in two separate but related matters involving three California radio stations, ordering the stations to pay more than $1.5 million in license fees, costs, attorneys’ fees and statutory damages to the ASCAP and its members.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation and The Wallis Establish Partnership to Promote the Works of Emerging Songwriters

    Two showcases are planned to take place at the Wallis' Sorting Room on July 18th and 19th.

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  • Acclaimed ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop Celebrates 30th Year of Producing Top-Tier Screen Composers

    The career-launching workshop kicks off on July 9th, featuring 12 aspiring composers from six countries.

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  • ASCAP Statement Regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee's Unanimous Passage of Music Modernization Act

    Read the statement from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews regarding the path forward for this critical piece of legislation.

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  • R&B Supergroup XSCAPE Honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award; Chart-Topping Rappers Migos Accept ASCAP Vanguard Award at 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    Gucci Mane and Quavo tie for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Songwriter of the Year. Top songwriters and hip-hop stars gathered at The Beverly Wilshire for ASCAP's 31st annual, signature urban music event.

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  • Influential Rap Trio Migos to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award at 31st Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 21st in Los Angeles

    The group will join previously announced ASCAP Golden Note Award winner Xscape as the night's top honorees.

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting from Their Music

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

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  • Prolific Film Composer John Powell Recognized with ASCAP Henry Mancini Award; Composer and Songwriter Germaine Franco Receives ASCAP Shirley Walker Award at 2018 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

    ASCAP also recognized the composers of the most performed TV, film and video game music and revealed the ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards winners.

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  • Songwriters Call On Senators To Support The Music Modernization Act During ASCAP’s “Stand With Songwriters” Advocacy Day On May 17

    Johntá Austin, Desmond Child, Brandy Clark, The Beach Boys’ Mike Love, Suzanne Vega, Paul Williams and other award-winning American songwriters urge Congress to vote in favor of bipartisan music reform bill.

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  • Jason Mraz, Brandy Clark, Michael McDonald, Suzanne Vega, Mike Love, Johntá Austin and More Perform at The ASCAP Foundation’s 10th Annual “We Write The Songs” at Library Of Congress On May 16

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

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  • R&B Group Xscape to be Honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award at 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 21st in Los Angeles

    The event will also honor ASCAP songwriter and publisher members with awards for the most performed ASCAP songs of the past year on the R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

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  • ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Statement on Senate Reintroduction of the Music Modernization Act S.2823

    On May 10, the Senator Orrin Hatch reintroduced the Music Modernization Act. Read the statement from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews regarding the reintroduced bill.

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  • Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Ne-Yo and Jermaine Dupri Join 2018 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO Lineup

    The 13th annual event will feature three days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions with the industry’s top hitmakers.

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  • ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Statement on House Passage of the Music Modernization Act HR 5447

    On April 25, the House of Representatives passed the Music Modernization Act—an important bipartisan piece of legislation that will give songwriters a fair chance at fair compensation in the digital age. Read the statement from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews regarding this important step in the legislative process.

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  • Steve Mac, Max Martin, Starrah and Drew Taggart Tie as 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Songwriter of the Year; “Shape Of You” is Song of the Year at 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    The night's top honorees included previously announced winners Desmond Child, Lana Del Rey and Portugal. The Man. The event took place at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel in front of a packed audience of songwriters, composers, producers and music industry executives.

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  • ASCAP Names Nicholas Lehman as Chief Strategy & Digital Officer

    Lehman will oversee Strategy, Business Development, Product Development and Administration Services as ASCAP enhances services to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members as well as to its music licensing partners.

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  • ASCAP Delivers for the First Time More Than $1 Billion to Songwriter, Composer and Music Publisher Members

    ASCAP revenues top $1.144B in 2017, with record-high results for the fourth straight year.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of 2018 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

    Established as The ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards 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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  • Film Composer John Powell to Receive Prestigious ASCAP Henry Mancini Award; Film Composer Germaine Franco to be Honored with ASCAP Shirley Walker Award at 2018 ASCAP Screen Music Awards on May 23

    The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony will honor the composers and songwriters of the top box office film music, top-rated series and the most performed television music of 2017.

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  • ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Statement on Introduction of Music Modernization Act H.R. 5447

    ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews speaks on the reintroduction of the bill.

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  • 4 Ways to Get Your Songs Heard by Today's Hit Songwriters at the 2018 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

    In addition to panel discussions with today's top hitmakers — Meghan Trainor, St. Vincent, JoJo and Jason Mraz among them — the 2018 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO gives attendees multiple chances to have their original songs heard by leaders from across the music industry.

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  • International Superstar Lana Del Rey to Receive ASCAP Global Impact Award; Grammy-Winning Rockers Portugal. The Man to be Honored with ASCAP Vanguard Award at 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 23rd

    The two chart-toppers join previously announced hitmaker and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child as the night's top honorees.

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  • Multi-Platinum Hitmaker Desmond Child to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles April 23

    2018 marks the Grammy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee's 40th year as an ASCAP member.

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  • 2018 Stellar Awards Nominees Celebrated at ASCAP and Motown Gospel “Morning Glory” Breakfast in Las Vegas

    The exclusive event featured inspirational performances by Motown Gospel Artists Kenny Lattimore, Lexi and Brian Courtney Wilson, and was hosted by Lashawn “Big Shiz” Daniels.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation “Songwriters: The Next Generation” Showcases ASCAP Artists at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    “Songwriters: The Next Generation,” a program of The ASCAP Foundation and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, showcases the work of emerging ASCAP songwriters and composers in free concerts on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, DC. Concerts will take place on Wednesday, April 4 and Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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  • St. Vincent, Betty Who, Charlotte Caffey, JoJo, Priscilla Renea and a Dozen More Hitmakers Added to 2018 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo Lineup; May 7-9 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

    The stars join multi-platinum recording artists Meghan Trainor and Jason Mraz, Songwriters Hall of Famers Desmond Child and Paul Williams, Jazz Legend Marcus Miller and Grammy-winner Marc Cohn among many more.

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  • Meghan Trainor To Join 2018 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO Lineup For Keynote Conversation

    The chart-topping superstar returns to EXPO after first attending as a 16-year-old aspiring artist. The 2018 event is stacked with Grammy winners, hall of famers and multi-platinum music creators (May 7-9 in Hollywood).

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  • Joss Favela and Farruko Named Songwriter and Songwriter/Artist of the Year at 26th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards; Gente de Zona Honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award and Eduardo Cabra AKA Visitante Presented with ASCAP Vanguard Award

    Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd named recipients of Latin Song of the Year Award for “Despacito.”

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  • Gente De Zona to be Honored with ASCAP Golden Note Award; Visitante to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award at 26th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards in New York City on March 6, 2018

    The evening will feature performances by some of Latin music's hottest stars and awards will be presented to the Songwriter of the Year, Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Independent Publisher of the Year and the creators of the Latin Song of the Year.

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting from Their Music

    ASCAP takes legal action against 11 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission.

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  • Roscoe Mitchell Receives Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award; Gerald Clayton Honored With ASCAP Vanguard Award At 2018 ASCAP Jazz Awards

    Marilyn Bergman recognized with inaugural ASCAP President’s Award.

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  • ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO 2018 Debuts First Taste of Grammy-Winning, Multi-Platinum Lineup: Jason Mraz, Marc Cohn, Darrell Brown, Dan Wilson, Claudia Brant, Desmond Child, Marcus Miller, Paul Williams, Billie Eilish + Finneas O’Connell

    The United States’ largest conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers takes place May 7-9 In Los Angeles.

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  • ASCAP, BMI and NAB Joint Statement On Deal Resolving Broadcaster Issues With Music Modernization Act

    From NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith, ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill

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  • David Biedenbender Receives the ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for "Cyclotron"

    Huck Hodge recognized with Special Distinction.

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  • Coalition Praises Senate Introduction of the Music Modernization Act

    NMPA, ASCAP, BMI, NSAI, SONA welcome Senate introduction of MMA

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  • ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Statement on Senate Introduction of Music Modernization Act

    ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews speaks on the new bill.

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  • Bipartisan Senators Introduce “Most Significant Change in Music Licensing Laws in Decades”

    Hatch, Alexander, Coons, Corker, Durbin, Jones, Isakson, Whitehouse sponsor consensus legislation supported by songwriters, music publishers, and digital music services.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Announces 2018 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients

    The ASCAP Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2018 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 14 to 29 and are selected through a juried national competition.

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  • The Wallis, ASCAP and Universal Theatrical Group (UTG) Present The 2018 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop Directed by Stephen Schwartz on February 7 – 9

    Tickets reservations now available for annual two-day workshop that showcases two new original musical works-in-progress on February 7 – 8, 2018. A special evening performance featuring Stephen Schwartz and special guests on February 9, 2018 on sale now.

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  • Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presents 20th Anniversary Lineup with Performances by Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, Mr Hudson, Ruelle, Ethan Gruska, Striking Matches and More at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

    The 20th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café – running during the daytime from January 19-26 – presents a vibrant roster of renowned and up-and-coming artists and songwriters, specially curated by ASCAP for the Sundance Film Festival.

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  • U.S. Rep. Collins Introduces Music Modernization Act To Reform Licensing Landscape

    Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today introduced H.R. 4706, the Music Modernization Act, to bring music licensing its first meaningful update in almost 20 years. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) is the bill’s lead cosponsor.

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  • Charles Kelley of Multi-Platinum Trio Lady Antebellum to Headline Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest, Presented by ASCAP

    Inaugural charity event will also feature performances from hitmakers Edwin McCain, Chris DeStefano, Charles Esten and more.

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  • Dee Dee Bridgewater and Broadway’s David Hein and Irene Sankoff Among Honorees At The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Honors

    Presenters included ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams, Desmond Child, Marcus Miller, Stephen Schwartz and George Wein. Scholarship and award recipients were also recognized.

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  • “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Joins Christmas Classics as #1 ASCAP Holiday Song In 2017

    Old school favorites like "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" still dominate the rest of the Holiday Songs chart.

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  • ASCAP Hires Media Executive Stephanie Ruyle As New EVP Of Licensing

    Ruyle will be responsible for ASCAP’s licensing revenues and operations across all platforms. She succeeds Vincent Candilora, who has successfully led ASCAP licensing since 1995, and who in 2016 announced that he planned to retire at the end of 2017.

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  • New Musicals Sought: The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Submissions For 2018 Events in LA and NY

    The workshops are directed by award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz and presented with support from Universal Theatrical Group.

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

    ASCAP takes legal action against 11 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission

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  • ASCAP Opens Registration for 13th annual “I Create Music” EXPO: The United States' Largest Conference for Songwriters, Composers, Artists and Producers

    ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will bring its pioneering “I Create Music” EXPO back to Los Angeles in 2018 for three days of workshops, master classes, one-on-one sessions and networking events with the industry's hottest hitmakers.

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  • Ashley Gorley Named Songwriter of the Year; Celebrated Songwriter-Artist Rodney Crowell and Rising Star Kelsea Ballerini Honored at 55th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere on a Beach” takes Song of the Year, Matthew Ramsey (Old Dominion) receives Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Warner/Chappell earns Publisher of the Year and Varnell Enterprises were saluted with the Partners in Music Award.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • ASCAP Names Tristan Boutros As Chief Technology Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • WineAmerica and ASCAP Partner to Introduce New Music License for Wineries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • ASCAP Names Tony Dunaif EVP and Head of International Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Carlos Vives Returns To ASCAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • ASCAP Enterprises Announces Relaunch of Administration Services Business as Songwize

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

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  • ASCAP Elects Board of Directors

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

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

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

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

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  • ASCAP Promotes Elizabeth Rodda to Vice President of International Affairs

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

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Partners with the Newport Jazz Festival®

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brian McKnight, Monica, Desmond Child, MoZella, Brett James, Priscilla Renea, Randy Goodrum and Jennifer Higdon Perform at The ASCAP Foundation "We Write the Songs" Event

    The 8th annual celebration featured award-winning ASCAP songwriters & composers performing some of their most beloved music at the Library of Congress.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASCAP Revenue Tops $1 Billion for Second Year in a Row: Market-Leading PRO Strengthens Core Business, Continues Transformation

    Record high domestic revenue of $716.8 million drives 6.2 percent increase in domestic royalties distributed to writer and publisher members in 2015.

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

    Songwriters: The Next Generation" will showcase the work of four emerging songwriters and composers -- Alastair Moock, Colleen Clark, Chaz Langley and Albert Behar on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, March 23 and 24, 2016.

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  • 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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  • ASCAP and Motown Gospel Honor 2016 Stellar Awards Nominees at Annual ASCAP Morning Glory Breakfast in Las Vegas

    ASCAP honored Motown Gospel artists Tasha Cobbs (6X Stellar Award nominee) and Brian Courtney Wilson each with the first-ever ASCAP “Power In Praise” Award.

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  • The ASCAP Foundation Supports Nashville School with Grant

    The ASCAP Foundation partnered with Logan’s Roadhouse and Jerrod Niemann to present a check to Centennial High School’s orchestra as part of collective efforts to support school music programs. Funds will be used to purchase instruments, strings and more.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The ASCAP Foundation Presents Special Honors to Pop Star Richard Marx and Theater Legend Joel Grey at 20th Annual Awards Event in New York

    Grammy award-winning songwriter Richard Marx wins The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award for his humanitarian efforts; Tony & Oscar Award-winning Joel Grey receives the George M. Cohan/Friars Foundation Award for his multifaceted career.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Harold Rosenbaum and the New York Virtuoso Singers Premiered 10 Compositions by ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Recipients

    The ASCAP Foundation was proud to support a concert of choral works commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers. The concert was held at National Sawdust, New York’s dynamic new concert venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Salt-N-Pepa Recognized For 30-Year Career At ASCAP 7th Annual Women Behind The Music Series, October 28th In NYC

    ASCAP hosted its 7th Annual “Women Behind The Music” series at Subrosa in NYC on Wednesday, October 28th, honoring trailblazing and GRAMMY Award-winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa for their 30-year career.

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  • 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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  • 47th Annual Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award Winners Announced

    The winners of the 47th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music were announced today by Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation.

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  • 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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  • <i>ASCAP Songwriter Residency: Volume 7</i> Album Now Available to Stream

    From fall 2014 through spring 2015, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) teamed up once again with America SCORES to present its national songwriting mentorship program, The ASCAP Songwriter Residency.

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  • 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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  • Simon Greenaway and David Ryan Jordan Promoted to Lead ASCAP Membership in UK & Continental Europe

    ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced promotions in its London office covering the European business.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Awards

    ASCAP will present KISS with its ASCAP Founders Award at the 32nd ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 29th. The event, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed pop songs of 2014, will also honor The Doobie Brothers with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award and St. Vincent with ASCAP's Vanguard Award.

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  • ASCAP and eOne Morning Glory Breakfast Honors 2015 Stellar Award Nominees

    ASCAP honored some of gospel music’s most names at its 6th annual ASCAP Morning Glory Breakfast at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on March 28.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • David Garcia, Ben Glover Earn Songwriter of the Year, Matthew West Wins Top Songwriter-Artist at Christian Awards

    ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, March 23rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASCAP is the First PRO in the World to Report $1 Billion in Revenues

    ASCAP has become the first PRO in the world to announce record-breaking revenues of more than $1 billion for calendar year 2014.

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  • ASCAP is the First PRO in the World to Report $1 Billion in Revenues

    ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today became the first PRO in the world to announce record-breaking revenues of more than $1 billion for calendar year 2014.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John Corigliano Honored with Inaugural ASCAP Foundation Masters Award

    The ASCAP Foundation honored Pulitzer, Grammy and Academy Award winning composer and music educator John Corigliano with the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Masters Award in recognition of his distinguished career.

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

    With performances from honorees Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Joan Baez and Stevie Wonder as well as Sting, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, India.Arie and more, ASCAP's Centennial Awards was a night to remember.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Co-writers Alex Clare and Jim Duguid, Bastille's Dan Smith and Universal Music Publishing Honored in London

    ASCAP hosted its 34th awards presentation in London, honoring those songwriter, composers and publisher members of PRS for Music whose repertory is licensed by ASCAP and was among its most performed works in the US during 2013.

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  • 46th Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Announced

    The winners of the 46th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music have been announced. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on November 12th in NYC.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Atlanta Songwriters Urge Congress to Update Music Licensing Regulations at ASCAP Forum

    NE-YO hosted a #StandWithSongwriters forum with other Atlanta-based songwriters at The Capital Grille to discuss the importance of modernizing federal music licensing regulations to keep up with innovation in the marketplace.

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  • 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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  • Senators Announce Upcoming Introduction of Songwriter Equity Act to More Fairly Compensate Music Creators

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bob Corker (R-TN) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) made the announcement during a special media event at Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe. The House version of the bill was introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) in February.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 36th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • <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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The 2014 ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony

    The ASCAP Foundation honored prolific singer-songwriter Ne-Yo with the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award in recognition of his leadership in efforts to increase awareness of disadvantaged children in American cities.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grammy Winners Ne-Yo and Paul Williams Urge Congress to Update Music Licensing Regulations for the Digital Age

    Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Howard Coble and Rep. Judy Chu welcomed ASCAP to Capitol Hill for a special performance and panel discussion focused on changes to the outdated licensing system in today's digital landscape.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Josh Kear Named Songwriter of the Year at 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

    <p>The songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP country songs were honored at a star-studded gala in Nashville on November 4th. Special tribute was paid to George Strait, who was presented with the ASCAP Founders Award.</p>

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ben Glover Named Songwriter of the Year at 35th Anniversary ASCAP Christian Music Awards

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASCAP Takes to Capitol Hill to Champion Fair Online Payments

    ASCAP presented a performance and Q&amp;A session with hit songwriters Josh Kear and Dan Wilson in Washington, DC. The event was designed to entertain and inform members of Congress and their staffs about the creative process of songwriting and the challenges facing songwriters in the digital world.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 17th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony Highlighted by Champion Award to Superstar Jason Mraz

    The ASCAP Foundation honored multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz 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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  • 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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  • 17th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony Highlighted by Champion Award to Superstar Jason Mraz Recognizing His Commitment to Using Music to Help Others

    The ASCAP Foundation honored multi-Grammy Award-winning artist <b>Jason Mraz</b> 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 44th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Announced

    ASCAP has announced the winners of the 44th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music. The winners will be honored at a special invitation-only ceremony and reception on Wednesday, November 14 at ASCAP&rsquo;s New York offices.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Claudia Brant and Anthony "Romeo" Santos Named Songwriters of the Year at the 20th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    Claudia Brant and Anthony "Romeo" Santos received Songwriter of the Year honors at the 20th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards, held tonight at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Singer/songwriter/producer Marc Anthony was presented with the ASCAP Founders Award, "Di Que Regresar&aacute;s" was named Latin Song of the Year, Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing received the Publisher of the Year Award, and Pacific Latin Copyright won the Independent Publisher of the Year Award. The songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs in Latin Music in 2011 were also honored during the invite-only awards ceremony, sponsored by Kohl's.

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  • Ben Glover Named ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year at 34th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

    <div>ASCAP saluted the songwriters and publishers of Christian music&rsquo;s most performed songs at the 34th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards on Monday, March 19, 2012 in Nashville. These songwriters and publishers were honored before an audience of many distinguished songwriters, top Christian music stars and music industry leaders. In addition to Glover, the evening&rsquo;s top honors were also awarded to Christian Songwriter/Artist of the Year Josh Wilson;&nbsp;ASCAP Christian Song of the Year&nbsp;&ldquo;Glorious Day,&rdquo; written by Michael Bleeker; and&nbsp;ASCAP Christian Publisher of the Year,&nbsp;EMI CMG Publishing.&nbsp;A total of 24 most performed song honors were handed out, interspersed with several memorable performances by some of this year&rsquo;s award winners, including Josh Wilson, Dara Maclean and Moriah Peters.</div> <div><br /> </div>

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  • 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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  • 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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  • ASCAP "Women Without Borders" Song Camp Connects Latin, Pop, Urban and Country Songwriters for Five Days of Creative Collaboration

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    The ASCAP "Women Without Borders" Song Camp connects Latin, Pop, Urban and Country songwriters for five days of creative collaboration.

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  • 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Announced

    ASCAP has announced the winners of the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music. The winners will be honored at a special invitation-only ceremony and reception on Tuesday, November 15.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Album/Collaboration Brings Much Needed Spotlight To Youth

    New Album / Collaboration Brings Much Needed Spotlight To Youth

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Manuel Seal Leads ASCAP Atlanta's The Producer's Workshop

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  • 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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