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May 21, 2019, 10:03 ET 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...


May 20, 2019, 12:05 ET 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

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 32nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 20,...


May 16, 2019, 23:00 ET Louis Bell Named ASCAP Pop Music Songwriter Of The Year; "The Middle" Is Song Of The Year At 36th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Pop music royalty and legends in the making were on hand for exclusive performances and a surprise special guest as ASCAP (the American Society of...


May 16, 2019, 00:00 ET 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

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 34th Annual ASCAP Screen Awards returned to the historic Beverly Hilton tonight to...


Apr 12, 2019, 10:05 ET Questlove Keynote Added To ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Lineup Plus "This Is Us" Composer Sidd Khosla, TOKiMONSTA, Freddy Kennett (Louis The Child), Priscilla Renea, Stephen Bishop

Questlove has been added to the 2019 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO lineup for a keynote conversation with Oscar-winning songwriter and ASCAP Chairman...


Apr 11, 2019, 09:55 ET Iconic Hit Songwriter Jeff Lynne To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award At 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards In Beverly Hills May 16

The 36th annual 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards is shaping up to be a can't-miss event on the music industry calendar. The slate of hitmaking talents...


Mar 11, 2019, 10:05 ET 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

ASCAP has added leading music creators from the pop, country, EDM, Latin, hip-hop and video game music worlds to its 2019 "I Create Music" EXPO...


Mar 05, 2019, 22:10 ET 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's) 27th Annual ASCAP Latin Awards returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico in support of...


Jan 28, 2019, 11:09 ET 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...


Jan 16, 2019, 11:02 ET 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

Two icons of Latin music will be honored as The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) brings the 27th annual ASCAP Latin...


Jan 07, 2019, 11:01 ET 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

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) announces an eclectic music lineup for its 21st Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café,...


Dec 13, 2018, 12:10 ET ASCAP, Academy Of Country Music & Bluebird Cafe Kick Off Songwriters Series

For over 20 years, ASCAP has hosted a Music Café in the heart of the Sundance Film Festival, featuring intimate performances by songwriters and...


Dec 12, 2018, 18:10 ET 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

The ASCAP Foundation honored R&B and pop icon Valerie Simpson with its George M. Cohan Friars Foundation Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer...


Dec 03, 2018, 10:02 ET "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Continues Reign As #1 ASCAP Holiday Song

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music...


Nov 19, 2018, 11:56 ET R&B And Pop Icon Valerie Simpson To Receive The ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Friars Foundation Award; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Melinda Wagner To Be Honored With The ASCAP Foundation Masters Award

Two music pioneers who have excelled in their respective genres — R&B and pop icon Valerie Simpson and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner ...


Nov 12, 2018, 23:48 ET 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, ...


Nov 01, 2018, 09:15 ET Registration Now Open For 14Th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO May 2 - 4, 2019 In Los Angeles

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that it is accepting registrations for the 14th edition ...


Oct 31, 2018, 11:02 ET Brett Young to Receive Songwriter-Artist of the Year Honor at 56th Annual 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...


Oct 15, 2018, 20:35 ET Colby Wedgeworth Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter Of The Year At 40th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

The Christian music industry's top songwriters, stars and executives gathered to celebrate the 40th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers,...


Oct 11, 2018, 09:00 ET Mary J. Blige And Top Women Songwriters Come Together For ASCAP 'She Is The Music' Song Camp

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, is convening ...


Sep 18, 2018, 08:03 ET Lee Ann Womack To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award At ASCAP Country Music Awards

Country music's finest will join ASCAP in honoring GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA and Billboard Award-winning artist and songwriter Lee Ann Womack when she...


Sep 13, 2018, 10:24 ET 14th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO On Deck For May 2 - 4, 2019

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP ...