Award-winning songwriters and ASCAP Board members convened on Capitol Hill on May 22 to meet with elected officials as part of ASCAP’s “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day. They urged Members of Congress to safeguard against further regulations that continue to threaten the value of their work.
Songwriting legends and legends in-the-making had time to shine at the 2019 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held May 16 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
ASCAP returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for El Premio ASCAP 2019 on March 5, 2019. It was a night of celebration, exceptional performances and a spirit of community shared by the songwriters and publishers of the biggest Latin music of the past year – and a reminder that the music industry in Puerto Rico is as vibrant as ever.
On October 21, the venerable Vienna Concert Hall turned into a hotspot for film and music fans as the annual Hollywood in Vienna gala honored one of the greatest figures in contemporary film music: ASCAP composer Hans Zimmer.
The Christian music industry’s top songwriters, stars and executives gathered to celebrate the 40th annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Christian Music Awards on Monday, October 15 at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.
This was Colby Wedgeworth’s first ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year honor for his five most-performed songs including “Beloved,” “Old Church Choir,” “Unfinished,” “Whole Heart” and “Word of Life.” Wedgeworth was the 2017 recipient of the ASCAP Song of the Year honor (“The River”) and is also this year’s leading Dove Awards nominee with eight nominations.
ASCAP Hosts Annual “On the Come Up” Showcase Series Featuring Rising Songwriters and Performing Artists From Around The CountryAugust 21, 2018
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Rhythm & Soul membership team presented its annual “On the Come Up” Showcase Series in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York this month. 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.
This year’s “On The Come Up” boasted lineups with a wide range of artists that varied in background, genre, and style. Audiences were treated to intimate performances and a chance to experience the personalities behind the music.
ASCAP Songwriters Share Musical Message with Members of Congress at We Write the Songs Concert in DCMay 21, 2018
With a packed house attended by a great number of U.S. Senators and Representatives and numerous standing ovations throughout the evening, this year’s We Write the Songs was night of unforgettable music and stories, and a great reminder of music’s universal value.
International Superstar Lana Del Rey to Receive ASCAP Global Impact Award; Portugal. The Man to be Honored with ASCAP Vanguard AwardMarch 28, 2018
ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, will present acclaimed musician Lana Del Rey with its ASCAP Global Impact Award at the 35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on Monday, April 23rd in Los Angeles. The same evening, ASCAP will also recognize Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man with the ASCAP Vanguard Award. Legendary hitmaker and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child was previously announced as the night’s ASCAP Founders Award winner.
ASCAP & BMI Announce Creation Of A New Comprehensive Musical Works Database To Increase Ownership Transparency In Performing Rights LicensingJuly 27, 2017
ASCAP and BMI, the nation’s two leading performing rights organizations, have joined forces to create a single, comprehensive database of musical works from their combined repertories that will deliver an authoritative view of ownership shares in the vast majority of music licensed in the United States.
The ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams today announced the recipients of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, which encourage talented young creators of concert music.