ASCAP is getting into the podcasting game, the performance rights organization announced Thursday (Dec. 5).
Titled Versed: The ASCAP Podcast, the series will feature interviews with music creators from all genres “about the struggles, hard work, breakthroughs and triumphs of the creative life -- and the wisdom they’ve earned along the way.” Initial guests include songwriter Paul Williams (ASCAP's chairman of the board and president), country singer Carly Pearce and Oscar-nominated composer Nicholas Britell.
“VERSED helps to illuminate the heart, soul and power of music with the songwriters and composers who create it,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “It allows us to bring insight and guidance on navigating a modern music career to our members and all music creators who are hungry for more information. Music fans who listen will also deepen their appreciation for the art and craft of the people creating the music they love.”