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Meghan Trainor, Diane Warren Honored; Sony/ATV Named Publisher of the Year at ASCAP Pop Awards

LeAnn Rimes crushed it, Snoop Dogg puffed it and Sony/ATV was crowned publisher of the year at the 34th ASCAP Pop Music Awards. The event, which took place Thursday night at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, honored the most played songs of 2016 and the writers behind those hits. 674 more words


Monday Is Coming - Cover by Mary Rene Quarles Is LIVE Today!

13 year old Mary Rene Quarles makes her debut as a recording artist with her “beach party- worthy” version of Monday Is Coming! Check out the new YouTube video created by co-writer Jayne Olderman at… 16 more words

Monday Is Coming

Department of Justice Fires Another Shot at Songwriters as Licensing Battle Escalates

The Department of Justice on Thursday fired another salvo in the battle over song licensing, filing a brief in support of 100% licensing, which BMI and other performing rights organizations (PROs) adamantly oppose. 565 more words


ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GMR-Beneficial or Coercive Extortion

“The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance rights organization (PRO) that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance and compensating them accordingly. 525 more words

'Wicked' Composer Stephen Schwartz Honored in Words and Song at ASCAP Screen Music Awards

Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz received the Founders Award of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its annual Screen Music Awards Tuesday night at Los Angeles’ historic Wiltern Theatre. 429 more words


Meghan Trainor to Receive ASCAP Vanguard Award

Meghan Trainor will have another trophy to place next to her Best New Artist Grammy.

The songwriter-turned-singer/performer will receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 34th annual Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on May 18.  218 more words


Songwriters Push for Royalty Reform in Era of Trump Deregulation

Songwriters are worried about their future, but see their royalties stuck in a system of the past.

That’s the message that a number of musicians and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) president and chairman Paul Williams have been taking to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday as they push for an array of changes to the process by which songwriters, composers, and music publishers are paid royalties in the streaming era. 739 more words