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B4GMG now Affiliated with the Major US PROs - Press Release

Cincinnati, OH (July 21, 2017) – Blaze 4 Glory Music Group, LLC (B4GMG) has announced today that the music company is now affiliated with the leading U.S. 33 more words

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You're being a Poot Butt

In a world with no shortage of aspiring musicians, handling business is the element that many people blindly mistake for the proverbial “secret weapon”. Artists will go through an entire career and fail to properly handle their business. 141 more words

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Paul Williams on His ‘Baby Driver’ Cameo, Being ASCAP President and Having a Song Covered by Elvis

Over the course of a unique career that stretches back to the 1960s, Paul Williams has been and is a songwriter, singer, actor, a recovering alcoholic and recovery advocate, and not least the president/chairman of ASCAP, a role he’s held since 2009 and for which he was recently elected to a fifth term. 1,547 more words

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Veteran Music Publisher Jay R. Morgenstern Dies at 87

Jay R. Morgenstern, a 50-year veteran of music publishing, died on July 4 in Los Angeles. He was 87.

In a distinguished career, Morgenstern got his start in the industry as an accountant for music publishers in New York’s Tin Pan Alley and was involved with celebrated Broadway musicals like “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Cabaret,” a passion that would extend to amassing a sizable personal library of hundreds of show scores. 456 more words

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ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop Announces Composers-In-Residence

The 29th edition of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop has announced the 12 composer participants selected for the comprehensive 4-week program led by Emmy winner Richard Bellis. 211 more words

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Wineries Get Help With Music Licensing Problems

June 27, 2017

By Ayanna Alexander

It was stressful for Bert and Lynne Basignani, who run the small, Basignani Winery on the rural side of Baltimore County, to make sure they were staying on the right side of copyright law by acquiring the right licenses for the music played at their vineyard. 739 more words

Notorious B.I.G. Honored by ASCAP on 20th Anniversary Year of His Death

The late Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was honored with the ASCAP Founders Award at performance rights organization’s Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 22). 350 more words

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