ASCAP Partners With Academy of Country Music for Sundance Music Café Songwriters Series

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The event is entering its 20th year at the famed film festival.

ASCAP has partnered with the Academy of Country Music and the Bluebird Cafe for the Sundance ASCAP Music Café during the Sundance Film Festival. Songwriters and artists across genres will perform at the 20 year old tradition.

 "Music and film are undeniably intertwined, and the Sundance ASCAP Music Café is a truly unique opportunity to showcase Nashville’s best," said Michael Martin, ASCAP vp of membership, in a statement. "We are thrilled to partner with two iconic Country music institutions, the ACM and The Bluebird Cafe, to bring our talented songwriters and artists to one of the world’s most renowned film festivals."

Last Thursday (Dec. 6) Carlton Anderson, Jacob Davis and JT Harding performed a sold-out show at the BlueBird in honor of the Academy-Bluebird collaboration. Anderson and Davis will be among the special guests at the Songwriters Series in January.  

"We’re excited to partner with two great organizations, both of whom recognize the significance of songwriters to the film industry," said Erika Wollam Nichols, general manager of The Bluebird Cafe, in a statement "It’s an honor to work with the ACM this year to feature some of the best of Nashville’s country artists and writers and we’re grateful to ASCAP for giving us the opportunity to be involved in such a high-profile event."

"The Academy is delighted to be part of what ASCAP has built at Sundance, and we look forward to joining ASCAP and The Bluebird Cafe in highlighting some incredible songwriters and introducing them to the film industry with these events," added Erick Long, ACM svp, events.

The complete lineup will be announced in early 2019 with Nashville's rising stars and country legends in attendance.


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