The ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award

Michelle and Dean Kay
Dean Kay & the late Michelle Kay

The ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay 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 an ASCAP/ASCAP Foundation pop, musical theater or TV & film workshop.  The recipient is selected by a panel of ASCAP Creative Services Executives and music industry professionals.  

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.

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