The ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award

This award was established to support careers in music, particularly for those who concentrate their efforts in the Los Angeles area. The award is given to an aspiring ASCAP songwriter participating in the ASCAP/ASCAP Foundation  pop, musical theater or TV & Film Scoring Workshops in Los Angeles. Dean Kay has been at the helm of some of the most highly respected publishing companies in the world, and is currently President/CEO of his own Demi Music Corp. and its affiliates, Lichelle Music Company and Yak Yak Music. The late Michelle Kay was Vice President and CFO of the Company. Prior to his involvement in publishing, Dean was a successful songwriter, having had hundreds of his compositions recorded, including "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra.

Past Recipients:

Nathan Matthew David 2020
Sarah Lynch 2019
Kyle Laporte 2018
Andrew Mikuska 2017
Nicolas Repetto 2016
Jordan Cox 2015
Benjamin Woodgates 2014
Jay Vice 2013
Nicholas Jacobson-Larson 2012
Jeremy Silver 2011
Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews 2010