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The 2021 ASCAP Screen Music Awards on @ASCAP and @ASCAPScreen Instagram have revealed of =this year’s ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards. The rollout begins a social media celebration through Thursday, May 20 of ASCAP Screen Music Award winners featuring acceptance speeches, exclusive photos, videos and other surprises from the music creators who scored the on-screen entertainment that comforted and inspired the world throughout 2020. With an expanded number of categories and a diverse set of nominees, the ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards recognize winners chosen by the ASCAP composer and songwriter community. The 2021 recipients share a common thread in that each of their projects […]

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The 2021 ASCAP Experience starts next week. ASCAP has curated an all-new, 100% free lineup of bi-weekly, virtual sessions, designed just for music creators. Tune in to workshop your music skills, understand how the business works, get your music heard and prepare for the next step in your music career. The Experience kicks off on May 12, with two-time Grammy Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin (the genius behind Adele’s “Hello,” Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” and many more) in conversation with Dave Grohl. PLUS: Surprise appearances by Beck and many of Greg’s famous collaborators. You don’t want to miss it! RSVP […]

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Honoring pop music’s hottest songwriters, producers and publishers, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced the winners of the 2021 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, which will be celebrated on @ASCAP social media through April 15. After a record-setting year following the release of his double platinum album After Hours, pop superstar Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye is named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year for the first time in his career. Known for his signature alternative R&B sound, velvety voice and pitch-perfect falsetto, The Weeknd undeniably dominated the charts in 2020. Taking home the ASCAP Songwriter of the […]

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ASCAP’s upcoming music awards will return to the organization’s social media channels this spring, offering fans, friends and the music industry the chance to join in celebrating the success of ASCAP songwriters, composers and publishers. ASCAP hosted all seven of its 2020 awards shows on @ASCAP Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, reimagining the event in an innovative way to shine a spotlight on music creators. Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Finneas O’Connell, Ariana Grande, DaBaby, Offset, Diplo, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Hans Zimmer, Marc Anthony and Sebastián Yatra were among those who provided, commented on or shared #ASCAPAwards content last year. The ASCAP Latin Music Awards will launch #ASCAPAwards season […]

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The ASCAP Foundation announced the recipients of the 2021 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Established in 2002, the program recognizes gifted young jazz composers up to the age of 30. It carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of The Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to the program. The recipients, who receive cash awards, are selected through a juried national competition. “We are grateful to the Herb Alpert Foundation for their long-standing partnership and financial support ​for this important program to help nurture the careers of talented young music creators,” said ASCAP Foundation […]

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ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announced that Grammy-winning songwriter-producer and global entrepreneur Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, has moved to ASCAP. Known for his work on songs including DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” T.I.’s “Bring Em Out,” Lil Wayne’s “Uproar,” Mýa’s “The Best of Me” and more, the megaproducer is also the co-creator of Verzuz, the livestreaming music battle series and cultural phenomenon he started in early 2020 with Timbaland. “Swizz Beatz’s talent as a songwriter-producer is second to none. The music he has created over the last two decades reached […]

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has unveiled plans for a Black History Month campaign that will pay homage to a wide array of Black artists, songwriters, composers and their invaluable contributions to music, ASCAP and the world at large. Kicking off February 1, the month-long campaign will feature a dedicated webpage at ascap.com/bhm2021 spotlighting a different group of Black change-makers each week, with in-depth editorial pieces, daily social media posts featuring honorees or historical events, a playlist of Black music pioneers of all musical genres and the celebration of ASCAP’s 107th birthday.  “ASCAP is passionate about recognizing the contributions of Black […]

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Joining this year’s virtual version of the Sundance Film Festival, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) adds Mikel Jollett (Airborne Toxic Event), Pedrito Martinez, Hailey Whitters, Ron and Russell Mael (SPARKS) and The Sparks Brothers director Edgar Wright to the lineup at its reimagined Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café. The festival is now accessible at bit.ly/ASCAPMusicCafe21 with new content added at 5:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM MT/ 2:00 PM PT each day from January 29 to February 1. (A free account is required.) At its brand-new, virtual venue in the Festival Village, The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will feature a […]

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January 15, 2021 An Open Letter from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill in Response to the DOJ Closing Statement on the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would conduct a review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to determine if they still served their intended purpose.  Today, the DOJ has formally closed its review and will take no action to modify or terminate the decrees but left open the possibility of changes in the future. While we were disappointed that no action […]

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Sundance Film Festival, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is reimagining its Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café, making the festival accessible online. Featuring a dynamic mix of music performances and composer and filmmaker interviews that celebrate the marriage of music and film, the lineup will kick off at www.bit.ly/ASCAPMusicCafe21 at 5:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM MT/ 2:00 PM PT each day from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. (A free account is required.) At its brand-new, virtual venue in the Festival Village, The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will feature musical performances from acclaimed talent and rising stars on […]

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