American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

  1. ASCAP Concert Awards Set For May 21

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards will take place on May 21 at the Times Center in New York. The invitation-only event will recognize composer and educator Jack Beeson for his 50-years of service to ASCAP; composer and conductor Francisco ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. EMI, Sony/ATV Win Big At ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Stargate's Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen were named the songwriter of the year at the 26th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held tonight (April 22) at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. "Bleeding Love," written by Jesse ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman Steps Down

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Bergman, who has led the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for 15 years, is stepping down as president and chairman of the board. Her successor is expected to be elected at the next ASCAP board of directors meeting late ...

  6. Jeff Lynne, Ann & Nancy Wilson Join ASCAP Expo

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming 4th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music Expo" program will feature interviews with Jeff Lynne, Ann & Nancy Wilson and a conversation with Chaka Kahn. The I Create Music Expo will take place April 23-25 at the Renaissance Hollyw ...

  7. ASCAP Collections, Payouts Increase

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers collected $933 million last year, an 8% increase from the $863.3 million gathered in 2007, management of the member-owned organization announced at the annual meeting that kicked off its New ...

  8. Solis, Sebastian Take ASCAP Songwriting Honors

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two regional Mexican icons - Marco Antonio Solis and Joan Sebastian - won the songwriter of the year award at the 17th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards held tonight at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian's song "Par ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Rob Thomas Confirmed For ASCAP New York Sessions

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will hold its ASCAP New York Sessions, a one-day career boosting event designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge and craft that music creators need to succeed in today's music busin ...

  11. ASCAP To Honor Jazz Composers

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Young Jazz Composers Awards, created to encourage gifted jazz composers throughout the United States, will be handed out June 16 at the annual ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame ceremony, which will be held in The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home ...

  12. ASCAP Latin Awards Set For March

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 17th annual El Premio ASCAP on March 3 at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The gala event honors the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performe ...

  13. ASCAP Unveils Sundance Showcase Lineup

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will hold a daily showcase, renamed ASCAP Music Café, at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The event will feature Wynonna, John Rzeznik (of the Goo Goo Dolls), Damien Rice ...

  14. ASCAP Names Senior Digital VP

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has named Kevin Gage its senior VP of strategic planning and digital development, a newly established position. Gage comes to ASCAP from NBC Universal, where he directed global new media distribution and strategy. He previously held various ...

  15. ASCAP To Honor Judy Collins

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer, recording artist and songwriter Judy Collins will be presented with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award on Dec. 10 in New York. The presentation will highlight the 13th annual ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony which will honor a variety of ...

  16. ASCAP Distributes $2.7 Million In Special Awards

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Approximately $2.7 million in cash awards for 2008 - 2009 has been made to writer members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by the society's ASCAPlus Awards Panels. These cash awards are meant to "rewar ...

  17. ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO Set For April

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will stage its fourth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on April 23-25. The activities and events at the music creator conference covers a ...

  18. ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Set For Next Month

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A radio show, WRTI (Philadelphia); a book, "The End of Early Music: A period Performer's History Of Music For the Twenty-First Century;" and a deceased television star, Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood;" are amon ...

  19. Dido, Kate Nash Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored U.K. artists including Dido, Kate Nash and pop-rock band The Kooks at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel tonight (Oct. 15), reco ...

  20. ASCAP Honors McEntire, Jackson, Berg

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country's top songwriters and music publishers were honored tonight (Oct. 13) as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) celebrated those who wrote the most performed country songs of the past year. The 46th annual A ...

  21. ASCAP Realigns Membership Group, Adds To Board

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) is in the midst of realigning its membership group. As a result, Jeanie Weems, senior VP/creative affairs for ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul division, has exited the performance r ...

  22. McEntire To Receive ASCAP Honor

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Reba McEntire, who was named Billboard’s woman of the year in 2007, will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during the 46th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards ceremony, set for Oct. 13 at Nashville's legenda ...

  23. ASCAP Crowns Timbaland Songwriter of the Year

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer/artist Timbaland was named songwriter of the year at ASCAP's 21st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Among the other top honorees announced this evening (June 23) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles were publish ...

  24. ASCAP Ups Grimmett

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Randall Grimmett has been promoted to the position of senior VP of domestic membership of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP). Grimmett, who is based in Los Angeles, will directly report to executive VP of membershi ...

  25. Nimbit, ASCAP Enhance Member Services

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and Nimbit are offering more tools for ASCAP members to benefit from the Internet. Through a new two-year partnership, Nimbit and ASCAP are providing songwriters and publishers direct-to-fan sales and catalog management Web tools as part of ...

  26. New Edition Picks Up ASCAP Golden Note

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Edition will be presented with the Golden Note Award at ASCAP's 21st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony -- which also honors the organization's top songwriters and publishers in R&B/hip-hop -- will take place Jun ...

  27. Commentary: Court's Decision Is A Landmark For The Digital Age

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently handed down a landmark decision upholding the rights of music creators in the Digital Age. By setting compensation rates for the public performance of music on three Internet s ...

  28. Judge Sets ASCAP Streaming Fees

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT License fees that AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! must pay to ASCAP for streaming music of the performing rights organization's members have now been set by a federal court judge. The three services, which are parties to a rate-setting proceedin ...

  29. ASCAP Unveils 'Bill of Rights' Initiative

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP unveiled a new advocacy initiative -- "Bill of Rights for Songwriters and Composers" -- during its third annual "I Create Music" EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles (April 10-12). Targeting established ...

  30. ASCAP: Payments Up 9% In '07

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP made 741 million in payments to its members in 2007, a 9 percent increase in distributions from 2006. The announcement was made Thursday at the ASCAP annual general membership meeting, part of the three-day I Create Music Expo at Hollywood a ...

  31. ASCAP Pop Awards Crowns Timbaland Top Songwriter

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Timbaland was named songwriter of the year at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Among the other top honors handed out earlier this evening (April 9) at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre were publisher of the year to EMI Music Pub ...

  32. ASCAP To Honor Manuelle, Black: Guayaba

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will give special honors to salsa star Victor Manuelle and Puerto Rican rockers Black: Guayaba at its 16th Annual Latin Music Awards, to be held May 16 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami ...

  33. ASCAP Sues 29 Establishments

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has filed 29 separate copyright infringement lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization's songwriter, composer and music ...

  34. Bon Jovi, Sambora, Miller To Hit ASCAP Expo

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has just added Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Steve Miller to their lineup of songwriters who will be part of the I Create Music Expo in April. They join Jackson Browne for a special series of interviews. The three-day expo for songwriting ...

  35. Start-Up Sets Sights On Music Fans

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fan-driven word of mouth has always been considered the most effective music marketing technique, and there is no shortage of Web 2.0 companies online hoping to help facilitate that process. Enter Surrge.com, the newest of this bunch was unveiled ...

  36. Bareilles To Receive ASCAP Award

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Sara Bareilles at its 25th Annual Pop Music Awards on April 9. Bareilles will be given the association's Vanguard Award and will perform during the awards ceremony. ...

  37. ASCAP To Honor Richie, Miller

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Lionel Richie and Steve Miller at its 25th Annual Pop Music Awards next month in Los Angeles. Richie and Miller will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, which ...

  38. Jackson Browne Tapped For ASCAP Confab

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has been tapped to speak on the opening day of the third annual ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo, to be held April 10-12 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Along with being the ASCAP Founders A ...

  39. Lee Rises At SESAC

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST SESAC VP of licensing Bill Lee rises to senior VP of licensing operations for the Nashville-based performing rights organization. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the licensing department including the administrative, cable, br ...

  40. DiMA, Publishers Clash Over Rights

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A major battle is erupting between some digital media companies and major music publishers, which may lead to federal litigation, Billboard.biz has learned. The Digital Media Assn. filed a brief late today in a royalty rate-setting proceeding argu ...

  41. ASCAP Elects Two To Board

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has elected Ten Ten Music Group co-president Barry Coburn and Schott/EAM president James M. Kendrick to its board of directors. Kendrick will serve as the concert music publisher re ...

  42. ASCAP Releases Most Played Holidays Songs List

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) released the top 12 most played holiday songs of 2007 as tracked by radio airplay monitoring service Mediaguide, culled from over 2,600 radio stations across the country. According ...

  43. Students, ASCAP Members Discuss Piracy

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP and i-SAFE held a special school assembly yesterday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the impact of music piracy with middle-school students. Songwriters Wynter Gordon ("Gonna Breakthrough") and Bill Danoff ("Afternoon Delight,& ...

  44. Sony/ATV Wins Triple Performance Crown

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing achieved a historical place among country music awards this week. After being named BMI's country publisher of the year in Nashville, Sony/ATV officially became the first publisher to sweep the award from BMI, ASCAP ...

  45. Songwriter Valerie Simpson Elected To ASCAP Board

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Board of Directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has elected songwriter and recording artist Valerie Simpson, a director. A songwriter for more than four decades, Simpson and her longtime songwriting part ...

  46. Publisher Broido Dies

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Publisher Arnold Broido died last Thursday after a long series of illnesses. Broido, a member of the National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors, was president of Theodore Presser Co. since 1969, the oldest continually-operated music ...

  47. Wiseman, Rich Tops At ASCAP Country Awards

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Craig Wiseman, John Rich and Sony/ATV Music Publishing were the big winners at tonight's ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Song of the year honors were shared between two songs: "Before He Cheats," written by Josh Kear and Ch ...

  48. Stargate Light Up ASCAP U.K. Awards

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Norwegian songwriters/producers Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen were the big winners at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 10) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where they took out the songwriter of the year honor. Hermansen and Eriksen, who ar ...

  49. ASCAP Expo Set For April

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP’s "I Create Music" songwriting and composing expo will be held April 10-12 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The gathering brings together songwriters, composers, music publishers and professionals with emerging mu ...

  50. ASCAP Passes 300,000 Member Mark

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has reached a new milestone, now counting more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers as members. The performing rights organization, founded in 1914, licenses a repertory of more than 8.5 million songs. It reported record ...

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