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  1. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  2. Backbeat: Sheila E. Honored As Lexus Celebrates Music, Spoken Word

    April 17, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Sheila E. (left) accepts the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection Award from Lexus National Advertising executive Pamela Park. (Photo: Teal Moss Photography) Music and spoken word from the Latin perspective shared the spotlight during VidaLexus Presenta: P ...

  3. ASCAP To Honor Trent Reznor With Golden Note Award

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Trent Reznor, the lead singer from Nine Inch Nails and co-composer of massive movie soundtracks such as "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning "The Social Network" score will be honored by ASCA ...

  4. Marc Anthony Honored, Sony/ATV Wins Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony was honored with ASCAP's Founders Award during the 20th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards Anthony received ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: SESAC, Bicycle Music, BMG, ASCAP, Imagem

    March 15, 2012 2:04 PM EDT SESAC Announces Change in Royalty Distribution SESAC has announced that it will soon make domestic, terrestrial radio performance royalty payments on a monthly basis. Those payments are generally made quarterly. Moreover, the organization says it ...

  6. Paul Williams Talks and Sings About Songwriting, Documentary, Muppets and - Briefly- Daft Punk at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Singer-songwriter/ASCAP president Paul Williams isn't quite the household name he was at the peak of his career, decades ago, when he was a fixture on late-night TV and was busy getting nominated for - and winning - Academy Awards for soundtr ...

  7. ASCAP President Paul Williams Documentary Headed For Theaters

    March 13, 2012 12:27 PM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kes ...

  8. ASCAP Revenues Up, Operating Expenses Down

    March 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST ASCAP has posted a 5.3% increase in revenue to $985 million from the $935 million that the company reported in 2010. Moreover, the organization's operating expense ratio declined by two percentage points to 11.9%. That means the performance r ...

  9. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  10. Carly Simon To Be Honored by ASCAP

    February 16, 2012 6:22 AM EST Carly Simon will receive the ASCAP Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 29th annual Pop Music Awards on April 18. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi Simon will be hono ...

  11. Imagem Music Re-signs IBMC, Inks New Deal With Sammy Cahn Estate

    January 18, 2012 8:00 PM EST The Imagem Music Group has just made two big signings. Imagem Music Group/Rogers & Hammerstein has re-signed its deal to represent the Irving Berlin Music Company, and Imagem Music USA has inked a worldwide, multi-year publishing agreement wit ...

  12. ASCAP, Radio Music License Committee Announce Settlement in Principle

    December 06, 2011 8:31 AM EST American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced a settlement in principle concerning the fees U.S. radio stations pay to publicly perform ASCAP's more than 8.5 million plus ...

  13. Taio Cruz Wins Songwriter, Song of the Year at ASCAP London Awards

    November 02, 2011 6:12 PM EDT British artist Taio Cruz was named songwriter of the year and his hit single "Dynamite" won song of the year honors at the 31st annual ASCAP London Awards on Wednesday. U.K. rapper Plan B received the Vanguard Award for his hit album &qu ...

  14. Backbeat: Eight Great Female Writers, 20 Hits Delivered At ASCAP's L.A.'s Song Camp

    November 01, 2011 8:15 AM EDT At Woodshed Recording Studio, standing, from the left: ASCAP's VP of pop membership Sue Drew, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Debi Nova, Natalia Lafourcade, Erika Nuri, Claudia Brant, Lena, Deana Carter, ASCAP's Sr. director for the West Coast Lat ...

  15. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  16. Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Mary Mary Honored at ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    June 27, 2011 7:00 AM EDT This past weekend (June 24), Sean "Diddy" Combs received the prestigious Founders Award and Mary Mary garnered the Golden Note Award at ASCAP's 24th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ...

  17. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull

    June 02, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Sony/ATV Inks Long-Term Agreement With Pitbull -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into a long-term, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Pitbull. Moreover, when the artist's current deal with the Universal Music Publishing Group expir ...

  18. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton ...

  19. EMI Music Publishing Taking Over Licensing Digital Rights From ASCAP

    May 03, 2011 4:17 PM EDT EMI Music Publishing is bundling performance rights previously represented by ASCAP with mechanical and syncronization rights in a move to streamline licensing for digital music service providers, the company announced in a statement today. In mak ...

  20. ASCAP Elects Board Of Directors

    March 10, 2011 3:30 PM EST In addition to ASCAP president and chairman of the board Paul Williams, board members who were re-elected in the at-large field are: songwriter Marilyn Bergman; composer Richard Bellis; composer Bruce Broughton; songwriter Hal David; composer Dan ...

  21. Guest Post: William Velez's Open Letter to the Music Industry on Radio Performance Rights

    February 22, 2011 7:01 PM EST With respect to the proposed sound recording performance right, one can sense that things are heating up once again and, frankly, "attention must be paid" (to quote Arthur Miller) to a bit of intellectual honesty. In the interest of disc ...

  22. Pandora IPO Gives Look Inside the Internet Radio Leader

    February 14, 2011 1:58 PM EST Pandora filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock on Friday, lifting the curtain that had hidden the financial details of the leading Internet radio company. Now, because of the disclosure requirements placed on companies seeking ...

  23. Business Matters: Jack White, DDEX, Spotify and more

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Jack White On Limited Edition Vinyl -- Jack White’s Third Man Records releases limited edition vinyl. Some pieces of vinyl end up on eBay and can sell for hundreds of dollars. So, Third Man recent ...

  24. BACKBEAT: ASCAP Presents...Women Behind the Music With Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, Sheila E., And More!

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP held its second annual ASCAP Presents . . . Women Behind the Music series in Atlanta on Oct. 12 , New York on Oct. 14 and Los Angeles on Oct. 27 . The series, designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, highlighted not ...

  25. @Film and TV Conference: Mad About 'Mad Men'

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT From left, Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men" creator; David Carbonara, the show's composer; and Jennifer Harmon, membership representative of ASCAP. PHOTO: ARNOLD TURNER During an intimate discussion with ASCAP membership representative Jen ...

  26. BACKBEAT: The 30th Annual ASCAP Awards In London

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP held its 30th annual ASCAP Awards on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The gala dinner and awards presentation honored those songwriter, composer and publisher members of PRS for Music – the UK's Perfor ...

  27. Doobie Brothers, Loggins, K'naan To Perform At Songs Of Hope VI Benefit

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Randy Newman, Carole Bayer Sager and K'naan, among others, will appear at Songs of Hope VI, a live music and silent auction event to be held Nov. 4 at Los Angeles' Esquire House to raise funds for canc ...

  28. GEMA, YouTube Heading To Court

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fight between YouTube and the German collection society GEMA is heading into the next round. GEMA announced today (Sept. 30) that they will file a case for principal proceedings in the next few weeks against YouTube. In August, GEMA failed at ...

  29. BACKBEAT: Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum And More All Win Big At ASCAP Country Music Awards

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP hosted its 48th Annual Country Music Awards Sept. 14 at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Big winners of the evening included Alan Jackson ; Dierks Bentley , Songwriter/Artist of the Year; Josh Kear , Country Song of the Yea ...

  30. BACKBEAT: Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Nelly and More Celebrate The MTV VMAs With ASCAP

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team , along with Jermaine Dupri and his Ocean's 7, teamed up to celebrate ASCAP's 2010 VMA nominees at a pre-VMA party, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka. The event was held September 10 in Beverly Hills, Cailf ...

  31. ASCAP Flips Switch On Free App

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP launched a free app for Apple's portable devices today. The app allows ASCAP members to access their own catalog, performance and royalty information through the organizations membership access portal. Beyond its members, the app will a ...

  32. BACKBEAT: ASCAP, The Black Eyed Peas, Raphael Saadiq, President Clinton, Usher and many more

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP stopped by Dubway Studios in NYC on Auguest 10, where Taio Cruz was recording his iTunes Sessions, to congratulate Cruz on his #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Break Your Heart featuring Ludacris." Pictured here, from left, are Alexandr ...

  33. ASCAP Honors Dr. Dre At Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Chris "Tricky" Stewart" and The-Dream shared honors as songwriters of the year at ASCAP's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (June 25), ...

  34. ASCAP Honors Broughton, McCarthy

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Broughton was honored with ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award and Dennis McCarthy received ASCAP's Golden Note Award at the performing rights organization's annual Film/TV Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night (J ...

  35. ASCAP To Honor Dr. Dre

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop pioneer Dr. Dre will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony - which will also honor the songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed AS ...

  36. Billboard Country Summit Publishing Panel Set

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Last week's flood in downtown Nashville will not deter the Billboard Country Music Summit. A half-dozen elite members of Tennessee's music publishing community - including ASCAP VP/managing executive Tim DuBois and songwriter Brett James ...

  37. John Mayer Sounds Off On Twitter, Owning The World

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer encouraged aspiring songwriters to trust their survival instincts when it comes to developing their careers and go it alone if they can't surround themselves with trusted advisers. "I don't want to teach people how to giv ...

  38. Jason Mraz, Tricky Stewart Share Songwriting Secrets

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP songwriters and composers shared the secrets to their success Thursday at the 5th annual "I Create Music" Expo at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Los Angeles. The "We Create Music" panel was led by ASCAP president a ...

  39. ASCAP: 2009 Revenues Top $995 Million

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Performing rights organization ASCAP may have experienced a successful year in 2009 with revenues of $995 million, an increase of $62 million over the previous year, but ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento stressed Thursday morning in Los Angeles that the o ...

  40. Business Matters: Public Enemy, Bandcamp, Guvera

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Filmmaker and academic Kembrew McLeod, one of the creators of the music copyright documentary Copyright Criminals , is co-author of a book coming out next year titled Creative License about the law and culture of digital sampling. One of the au ...

  41. Three Tie For ASCAP Latin Songwriter Honor

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, Anthony Santos (of Aventura) and Tommy Torres were named songwriters of the year at the 18th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards. It was the first time in the awards' nearly two-decade history that three songwriters tied for the t ...

  42. Ludacris, Quincy Jones Set For ASCAP Expo

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ASCAP I Create Music Expo, which will be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on April 22-24, will feature Ludacris interviewing Quincy Jones about his prolific career. Additionally, the event will also feature an interview w ...

  43. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct ...

  44. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  45. Stargate, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream ASCAP's Top Songwriters

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriting/production team of Christopher "Tricky" Stewart & The-Dream tied for songwriter of the year honors with fellow songwriting/production duo Stargate (Tor Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen) at the 22nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & ...

  46. Members of War Declare One On Former Bandmate

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four surviving members of '70s funk group War dropped a bomb today on former bandmate Lonnie Jordan and others, demanding more than $1 million in damages and a ruling that will stop Jordan from promoting his band in a way that confuses fans i ...

  47. Composer Carter Burwell To Receive ASCAP Honor

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer Carter Burwell will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement at the 24th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, which will be held May 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Burwell has scored more than ...

  48. ASCAP Honors Christian Writers and Publishers

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Matt Redman, Matthew West, Sam Mizell, Dave Clark and EMI Christian Music Publishing were the top honorees at ASCAP's annual Christian Music Awards at Nashville's Richland Country Club. Redman was named ASCAP's songwriter of the yea ...

  49. ASCAP To Honor Heart's Ann And Nancy Wilson

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST American Society of Composers, Authors and Publisher (ASCAP) will honor Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson with the ASCAP Founders Award during its 26th Annual Pop Music Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on April 22. "Ann and Nancy ...

  50. Billboard Hosts MIDEM Masters Breakfast

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Day two of MIDEM began early for those attending Billboard's MIDEM Masters Breakfast at the InterContinental Carlton hotel in Cannes. Dozens of delegates at the MIDEM international music market and conference attended the invite-only breakfas ...

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