The ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children's Music Award
To honor his legacy, the family of Joe Raposo established The ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children's Music Award, which supports talent in the area of children's music. Raposo, one of the creators of Sesame Street and its first and longtime musical director, wrote music for such diverse talents as Kermit The Frog, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dr. Seuss, Barbra Streisand and Cookie Monster. "Sing," "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the "Sesame Street Theme" are among the songs to earn Joe five Grammys and multiple Gold and Platinum albums.
Only songwriters who have not been signed to a major publishing label or record deal are eligible. Additionally, they must be an ASCAP member or unaffiliated.
|Renee Stahl and Jeremy Toback||2020|
|Joanna de Seyne & Jennifer Paskow||2019|
|Kyler England & Lalo Crane||2017|
|Justin Lansing & Joe Mailander||2014|
|Andrew Barkan & Polly Hall||2012|
|Chris Ballew & Garry Novikoff||2011|