ASCAP to Hold Virtual Editions of Its Pop, Screen, Latin and Rhythm & Soul Awards This Summer

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ASCAP will hold four virtual celebrations for its ASCAP Pop, Screen, Latin and Rhythm & Soul Music Award winners, the organization announced Thursday (May 28).

Honoring the songwriters and publishers behind ASCAP’s most performed songs of the past year, the three-day celebrations will kick off with the ASCAP Pop Music Awards from June 17-19, to be followed by the Screen Music Awards (June 23-25), Latin Music Awards (July 7-9) and Rhythm & Soul Music Awards (July 15-17). During each, ASCAP's social media channels will host three days of dedicated content, including livestreamed performances, special celebrity appearances, winner spotlights and interviews.

"Our members are the heart and soul of ASCAP and every year we look forward to the chance to reunite in person and celebrate their outstanding contributions to music," said ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams in a statement. "Even though we can't be together ‘in real life’ this time, we are so excited to honor them virtually so that we can all connect and share our collective love of music. We invite music fans everywhere to join us in toasting their music and what their creative work adds to our lives.”

The virtual awards ceremonies will feature exclusive photos, videos, acceptance speeches and more, posted with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards to the @ASCAP, @ASCAPScreen, @ASCAPUrban and @ASCAPLatino handles on Instagram. They will also include special programming as part of ASCAP’s free virtual series ASCAP Experience: Home Edition, which is slated to kick off today. Additionally, at some point during the festivities ASCAP will reveal the winners of its annual Composers’ Choice Awards, which allow ASCAP’s composer members to vote for their favorite film, TV and video game scores of the year.

Specific times, winners and additional program details will be announced at a later date.

UPDATED: ASCAP will begin announcing its Pop Awards winners on its Instagram starting June 17 at  10 a.m. ET and will continue on June 18. Also on June 18 with video acceptance speeches and live-streamed performances. Then as part of the ASCAP Experience Home Edition, Finneas and Glen Hansard will be featured in a conversation at 5:30 p.m. ET. 

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