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

November 2, 2018

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2018On Thursday, October 25, 2018, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 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.

This year’s honorees included actress and Sister Circle co-host Rashan Ali, singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter, prominent music executive and author Shanti Das and Director of Urban Promotions at RCA Records, Charita Brittenum.

During the Q&A panel, each woman shared their story on their journey in the music industry. They were then presented with a personalized plaque from ASCAP Associate Directors Cristina Chavez and Jason Reddick, celebrating their professional and personal achievements. The event was hosted by Managing Editor and iONE Digital Senior Content Director of Pop Culture, Janeé Bolden. Singer-songwriter PJ gave a stellar performance and DJ Milhouse kept the party live all night.

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 more than 825,000 members representing more than 16 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. Learn more and stay in touch at, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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