October 29, 2015

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

(NEW YORK, NY October 29, 2015) - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted their 7th Annual “Women Behind The Music” series on Wednesday, October 28th at Subrosa inNew York City. This year’s one-city series, which encourages and recognizes women in the music community, honored the trailblazing and GRAMMY® Award-Wining rap group, Salt-N-Pepa, for their 30-year career and accomplishments within the music business. The evening featured musical sounds by DJ Quiana Parks and a special performance of hit single “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa themselves. ASCAP’s EVP Membership John Titta and VP Membership, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George-Middleton were also in attendance and presented Salt-N-Pepa with honorary plaques for their monumental contributions to the music community. The intimate evening offered sponsored pours of BelAire Rose. For a full photo overview of the evening, please click here: http://gtty.im/1MjPOqN

ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music is a series of events produced exclusively by the women of ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul membership team. The program is designed to encourage and recognize women in the music creator community, and features showcases and educational panels in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York.

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 700,000 members representing more than 11.5 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