The ASCAP Foundation Molly Hyman Music Scholarship is Established
The Hyman Family Trust has established The ASCAP Foundation Molly Hyman Music Scholarship in honor of Molly Hyman’s life work and dedication in the world of entertainment.
As an associate with the personal business management firm of George Gottfried & Associates, Molly worked with many of the firm’s clients, including Bob Crosby, Johnny Ray, Frankie Lane, Mickey Rooney, Franchot Tone, and Errol Flynn. As a principal in Harrison Music Corporation and International Music Services, Molly represented Simon Jeffes, Editions Penguin Cafe, James Brown, James Brown Music, Benny Carter, BC Music, and lyricist Bob Russell (“Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”).
In 1977, Molly, along with seven other independent publishers, formed The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP). Over the years Molly served as President and a member of the board, and remained active in AIMP until her retirement from the music industry in 2008. The original eight members of AIMP have expanded to over 2,000 members with chapters in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.
The ASCAP Foundation Molly Hyman Music Scholarship will benefit an outstanding University of Southern California undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Thornton School of Music Division of Contemporary Music who is also enrolled in music business/industry courses. Eligible candidates must be ASCAP or unaffiliated members who demonstrate financial need. The ASCAP Foundation is grateful to the Hyman Family Trust for celebrating Molly’s wonderful legacy while nurturing the next generation of creative music business professionals.