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Colby Wedgeworth Named ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter of The Year

October 17, 2018

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.

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ASCAP Hosts Annual “On the Come Up” Showcase Series Featuring Rising Songwriters and Performing Artists From Around The Country

August 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.

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International Superstar Lana Del Rey to Receive ASCAP Global Impact Award; Portugal. The Man to be Honored with ASCAP Vanguard Award

March 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.

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Stevie Wonder to Accept Inaugural “Key of Life” Award and Will Be Featured Keynote at 2017 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 13 – 15 in Los Angeles

March 16, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announces that it will honor legendary musician Stevie Wonder with its inaugural “Key of Life” Award at this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles, April 13 – 15, where he will also appear in a keynote “I Create Music” session.

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Source: ASCAP

ASCAP And Nielsen Announce New Strategic Data Agreement

December 20, 2016

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, and Nielsen today announced a new strategic multi-pronged, long-term data agreement that enables ASCAP to leverage the music industry’s most trusted data to deliver enhanced reporting, business tools and services to its members with increased transparency and efficiency.

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Source: ASCAP