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Motown, T.I. to Be Honored at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

Motown Records and veteran rapper T.I. will be honored at ASCAP’s 32nd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, the company has announced. The awards take place on Thursday, June 20 in Los Angeles. 290 more words


Jeff Lynne and Blondie Get Lifetime Honors, and Billie Eilish Gets Granddaughtered In, at ASCAP Pop Awards

ASCAP came up with a triple bill Thursday night that managed to marry the best of 2019 with the best of 1979. The performing rights organization’s annual Pop Awards ceremony featured stirring three-song performances from Jeff Lynne and Blondie, who were being given lifetime achievement kudos, as well as Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell, picking up their own special honor for artistic lifetimes that are barely underway. 1,330 more words


ASCAP Screen Awards Honor Pasek & Paul, Pinar Toprak and Michael Giacchino, Who Rallies Against Work Exodus

Richard Kind, the kindly goofball actor from “Spin City” and many Pixar films, opened the ASCAP Screen Music Awards with a bondage joke.

“You wonder, why do I tell that to start off?” Kind said, responding to the roomful of titters at the Beverly Hilton. 1,169 more words


ASCAP and BMI Holding Their Film/TV Awards on Same Night, Creating Disharmony

How could two major music organizations manage to tick off an entire community of music industry people?

ASCAP and BMI — the two largest performing-rights societies in the U.S., which represent the vast majority of film and TV composers and songwriters — will both hold their annual film-music awards dinners this Wednesday. 762 more words


Portugal. The Man to Perform at ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo

Portugal. The Man will perform at the 2019 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, joining a line-up that includes Questlove, Wyclef Jean, Lee Ann Womack, Victoria Monét, “Shallow” co-writer Anthony Rossomando and Matthew Koma among other music creators. 214 more words


Jeff Lynne, Blondie, Billie Eilish Set for Special Honors at ASCAP Pop Awards

A couple of disruptive women from across generations — along with the writer of “Evil Woman” — are due to get special honors at the 2019 ASCAP Pop Awards. 442 more words