Where music grows.

Our mission

The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities which serve the entire music community.

The ASCAP Foundation mission

Apply for The 52nd Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards

A monetary prize will be awarded to the highest rated published articles on the subject of music and recording liner notes. Deadline to submit works is June 4, 2021.

Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson

The ASCAP Foundation Announces 2021 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients

Nina Shekhar Receives The ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for Lumina

Ross S. Griffey is recognized with special distinction.

The ASCAP Foundation programs

We benefit the entire music community with an ever-expanding series of awards, scholarships, career development workshops and humanitarian programs.

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Make a gift to The ASCAP Foundation today.