1. John LoFrumento to Receive Visionary Leadership Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame (Exclusive)

    May 07, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John LoFrumento , the recently retired CEO of ASCAP, will be honored with the Visionary Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner next month. The accolade recognizes a member of the SHOF board of direct ...

  2. ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento Announces Retirement

    December 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST After a 33-year career at ASCAP -- 17 of them as the CEO -- John LoFrumento is retiring from the performance rights organization as of Jan. 1. During his tenure at the head of organization, membership grew from 70,000 members to 520,000, while dis ...

  3. ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento Announces Retirement

    December 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST After a 33-year career at ASCAP -- 17 of them as the CEO -- John LoFrumento is retiring from the performance rights organization as of Jan. 1. During his tenure at the head of organization, membership grew from 70,000 members to 520,000, while d ...

  4. Happy 100th Birthday, ASCAP: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    February 13, 2014 2:25 PM EST This article was first published in the February 15th issue of Billboard . Since that time, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named February 13th, 2014 "ASCAP Day." As well, the organization has put together a playlist of its top so ...

  5. ASCAP Names John Titta EVP of Creative Services

    October 02, 2013 5:43 PM EDT ASCAP has appointed John Titta executive VP of creative services. In his new role, Titta will be responsible for ASCAP’s membership creative services staff in all genres and oversee operations of the organization’s membership offices in Los Ange ...

  6. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Usher, 2 Chainz, Noah "40" Shebib, Sony/ATV Top Winners At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2013 11:31 AM EDT 2 Chainz and producer Noah "40" Shebib shared songwriter of the year honors and Sony/ATV was named publisher of the year at ASCAP¹s 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony, held last evening (June 27) at the Beverly Hi ...

  7. ASCAP Reports 2012 Financials: Distributed $827 Million

    March 04, 2013 3:32 PM EST ASCAP collected $941 million in revenue last year, down 4.5% from its 2011 total of $982 million. But royalty payments increased slightly to $827 million, up from $824 million in the previous year. This article first appeared in Billboard Mag ...

  8. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  9. Chris Amenita, Former ASCAP SVP, Dies

    August 06, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Chris Amenita, who worked at ASCAP for twenty-seven years, most recently serving as senior vice president, broadcast operations and new media licensing, died August 3 after battling cancer. He was 55. Amenita worked in a variety of roles throughou ...

  10. Backbeat: EMI's Jon Platt Exits In Style At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Former EMI Music Publishing President Jon Platt, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm and Soul Nicole George, rapper Fabolous, ASCAP's Brandon Kitchen. (Photo: Frank Micelotta) It was a fitting conclusion to a 17-year career chapter. Af ...

  11. Trevor Rabin Honored at ASCAP Film & TV Awards by Bruckheimer, Yes' Anderson, Roasted by Turteltaub

    June 29, 2012 1:27 PM EDT From left: ASCAP CEO, John LoFrumento, ASCAP Henry Mancini Award winnerTrevor Rabin and President and Chairman, ASCAP, Paul Williams pose during the Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureG ...

  12. Frances Preston Remembered by Rosanne Cash, Del Bryant, Joe Galante, Many More Execs and Songwriters

    June 13, 2012 11:47 AM EDT The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in the music industry. This morning, many of the artists she helped and executives she work ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi

    February 13, 2012 2:10 PM EST (L-R): Jennifer Drake, Nicole George, new Motown SVP of A&R Ne-Yo and Ledisi pose for a picture at the 3rd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Grammy brunch. (Photo: PictureGroup) The mimosas were flowing as guests enjoyed the ambience at ASCAP Rhy ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. ASCAP Revenues Up $50M In 2005

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling more than $749 million, $50 million more than the prior year. The 6% increase resulted in royalty payments to members topping $645 million. ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling mor ...