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

Congrats to ASCAP Writers Eliza Spear, Lindsay Gitter and Rachael Williams for the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award

Trio of songwriters win for powerful social justice ballad "If I Don't Try"

ASCAP Members Michael Blum & Jenna Lotti Receive Inaugural Peggy Lee Songwriter Award

Next Generation of Concert Music Talent Honored with 2020 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist & Activist Natalie Merchant and Groundbreaking Composer Francisco J. Núñez Receive Top Awards at 2019 ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC

Inspiring event also honored The ASCAP Foundation’s 2019 scholarship recipients

Watch the 2019 ASCAP Foundation Honors featuring multiple presentations and performances by rising talent in various musical genres as well as multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and social justice activist Natalie Merchant and Francisco Núñez, composer, conductor, artistic director and founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City conducting the Chorus performing one of his original works.

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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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