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ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams has announced Sting, Emmylou Harris, India.Arie and Berry Gordy as the initial group of presenter-performers at the November 17th ASCAP Centennial Awards Gala.

Singer/songwriter Ric Taylor was awarded the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award. His winning song, “Ruby Johnson,” was inspired by his friendship with a street person while on his yearly travels to Washington, D.C. to teach whitewater paddling.

ASCAP partnered again this spring with the Film Division at Columbia University for the eighth year of the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop funded in part by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

ASCAP composer member Mary Rodgers, a longtime Board member of The ASCAP Foundation and a member of the ASCAP Board from 1995 to 1999, died at her Manhattan home on June 26 at the age of 83, following a long illness.

The invitation-only event, hosted by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, will be held on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium.

The ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress jointly hosted their sixth annual "We Write the Songs" event at the historic Coolidge Library in DC, featuring an incredible group of ASCAP songwriters performing before legislative dignitaries.

The compilation album, which was the product of this past fall's ASCAP Songwriter Residency program, includes seven original songs written and recorded by ASCAP songwriters and America SCORES public school students from five cities across the country. Click through to stream it in full.

Established in 1979 with funding from the Jack and Amy Norworth Fund, the program grants cash prizes to concert music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition.

Snow headlined ASCAP Day @ Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on April 2nd. Known for scoring TV shows like The X-Files, Blue Bloods, Ghost Whisperer and Smallville, he talked to students about his career and the state of the music business.

"Songwriters: The Next Generation," a program of The ASCAP Foundation and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, showcased the work of four young ASCAP songwriters and composers in free concerts on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Wednesday, March 12th and Thursday, March 13th at 6pm.

Established by The ASCAP Foundation in 2002, the program carries the name of the great trumpeter and ASCAP member Herb Alpert in recognition of The Herb Alpert Foundation’s multi-year financial commitment to support this unique program.

Selected from nearly 270 entries, the Nissim Prize honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to ASCAP’s Concert Composers by hosting this annual competition.




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Grand Canyon, AZ

Since 2008, The ASCAP Foundation has provided a grant to The Grand Canyon Music Festival to support its Native American Composer Apprentice program. The program provides a creative opportunity for 25 talented students annually within the Native American communities of Arizona to work with ASCAP composers to create original works, which are then fine tuned with the help of ASCAP member & Composer-in-Residence, Ravon Chacon and performed by renowned NYC quartet Ethel. The program was honored with the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities. For more information go to: www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org



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