October 09, 2014

Lineup Announced for ASCAP Presents: CMJ 2014 Showcase

Aurora, Ballet School, Hoodlem, Line & Circle, Little Daylight, Mosco Rosco to rock The Studio at Webster Hall

New York, NY - October 9, 2014: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its annual showcase as part of New York’s yearly CMJ Music Marathon on Wednesday, October 22nd. Designed to give on-the-verge bands an intimate platform to showcase for both fans and the music industry, ASCAP Presents: CMJ 2014 features a diverse mix of ASCAP talent from around the globe. 

ASCAP Presents: CMJ 2014 takes place at The Studio at Webster Hall, located at 125 East 11th Street, New York, NY. Doors open at 8:00pm. Admission is free with a CMJ badge, or $10 at the door.

Tapped to perform this year: Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora, German synth-pop trio Ballet School, the mysterious Australian electro-soul act Hoodlem, atmospheric LA-based indie rockers Line & Circle, Brooklyn electro-pop band Little Daylight and the Los Angeles funk-disco quartet Mosco Rosco.

CMJ 2014Click here for more details and a playlist of ASCAP Presents: CMJ 2014 performers.

Past ASCAP showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon have featured an array of promising acts, including alt-rockers GROUPLOVE, who scored a #1 hit on Billboard's Alternative chart with “Tongue Tied” in 2012; NME-dubbed “greatest punk rock ’n’ roll disco soul band on the planet” Gossip; and Las Vegas band The Killers, who performed at ASCAP’s CMJ showcase in 2003, just before they broke into the spotlight. The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers reminisces: "I remember being the first of three unsigned bands in an ASCAP showcase at CMJ. Two days later, Island Records signed us. When record labels were not willing to step up, ASCAP took us under their wing and gave us the opportunity to have our music heard."

In addition to the ASCAP Presents showcase, ASCAP AVP of Legal Affairs Christine Pepe will moderate a panel on "Curation, Aggregation and Syndication of Entertainment Content" as part of the NY State Bar Association's Entertainment Business Law Seminar, in association with CMJ Music Marathon. The panel takes place at NYU's Kimmel Center on October 24th from 2:40 to 3:40 pm. More information is available here

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 680,000 members representing more than 11.5 million million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com


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