American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Greenspoon Marder Launches Innovation & Technology Practice Group

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:30pm

Greenspoon Marder's Innovation & Technology practice group will help entrepreneurs, creators, and investors build, fund, protect, and monetize tomorrow's businesses.

Key Points: 
  • Greenspoon Marder's Innovation & Technology practice group will help entrepreneurs, creators, and investors build, fund, protect, and monetize tomorrow's businesses.
  • "As Miami continues to be an emerging technology hub, Eric's cutting-edge experience and extensive network will expand our firm's growth and opportunities among technology founders, creators, and entrepreneurs building new ventures," says Gerry Greenspoon , co-managing director at Greenspoon Marder.
  • "We are excited to welcome Eric, who brings a wealth of knowledge and an innovative practice advising entrepreneurial clients around the world," says Michael Marder , co-managing director at Greenspoon Marder.
  • To learn more and view the full Innovation & Technology practice group team, click here .

Billie Eilish, Finneas, Lil Baby, Ne-Yo, John Mellencamp, blackbear, Chris Stapleton And Paul Williams Support The ASCAP Foundation By Donating One-of-a-kind Experiences And Items For Virtual Silent Auction

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 2:55pm

Grammy-winning R&B songwriter, artist and producer Ne-Yo prepares a personalized video to commemorate an occasion chosen by the winning bidder.

Key Points: 
  • Grammy-winning R&B songwriter, artist and producer Ne-Yo prepares a personalized video to commemorate an occasion chosen by the winning bidder.
  • Whiskey
    16-time CMA Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton donates a signed bottle of E.H. Taylor Jr.
  • BET provides hotel, airfare and two tickets to its upcoming 2022 BET Awards and BET Experience in downtown Los Angeles.
  • The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.

Introducing Peoplez.io: Fan Engagement like You've Never Seen It - IDO Kicking off 29 Nov

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 7:43pm

Peoplez has announced its IDO on 29th November, alongside onboarding three influential advisors for its fan engagement platform

Key Points: 
  • Besides engagement, Peoplez also makes it easy for users to identify VIP talent and invest in and benefit from their creative skills.
  • Central to the Peoplez fan engagement platform will be the LEZ token on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
  • Peoplez IDO - November 29, 2021
    On November 29, 2021, the Peoplez platform will conduct their IDO and distribute 540,000 LEZ tokens to investors.
  • For retail investors, the IDO on November 29 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a new way of fan engagement, and the opportunity to earn profits like never before.

Rob Thomas & VNUE Raise Over $130,000 For Sidewalk Angels Foundation

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:58pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An intimate streaming concert presented by VNUE, Inc., (OTC: "VNUE"), with global superstar Rob Thomas, featuring his acclaimed new Christmas album, "Something About Christmas Time," raised over $130,000 for non-profit Sidewalk Angels Foundation.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An intimate streaming concert presented by VNUE, Inc., (OTC: "VNUE"), with global superstar Rob Thomas, featuring his acclaimed new Christmas album, "Something About Christmas Time," raised over $130,000 for non-profit Sidewalk Angels Foundation.
  • Sidewalk Angels Foundation is an organization founded by Rob and his wife, Marisol, that provides much needed funding to no-kill animal shelters in the USA and around the world.
  • "100% of the money we raised will go directly towards helping no-kill animal shelters and rescues working tirelessly to save the millions of animals in need," said Rob Thomas.
  • Thomas is also a dedicated philanthropist, establishing Sidewalk Angels Foundation with his wife Marisol Thomas in 2003 and having raised millions for no-kill animal shelters and rescues across the US.

Josh Osborne Named ASCAP Country Music Songwriter Of The Year As 59th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards Kick Off Three-day Social Media Event, November 8 - 10

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 3:03pm

The 59th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards once again celebrate the genre's best and brightest creatives in a special virtual format across all social media platforms.

Key Points: 
  • The 59th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards once again celebrate the genre's best and brightest creatives in a special virtual format across all social media platforms.
  • Dedicated posts for each winning song will be rolled out on @ASCAP social media each day through November 10.
  • The honor brings Osborne's total number of ASCAP Awards to 35, including Song of the Year wins in 2015, 2018 and 2020.
  • Ashley Gorley'schart-topping "One of Them Girls" (recorded by Lee Brice) receives ASCAP Country Music Song of the Year honors.

Chart-topping Pop Hitmakers Adam Levine And Blackbear Join Ascap Family

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 1:10pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Two of today's foremost hitmakers, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and singer, songwriter and producer blackbear, have signed with ASCAP.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Two of today's foremost hitmakers, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and singer, songwriter and producer blackbear, have signed with ASCAP.
  • blackbear, aka Matthew Musto, is one of music's most versatile hit creators whose work spans pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop.
  • "We are thrilled to have both of these incredible artists join the ASCAP family and to help support and nurture their future success as they continue to create some of the world's best-loved music."
  • "ASCAP is the best advocate for songwriters and their team is committed to helping us maximize our creative potential," said blackbear.

VNUE Announces Exclusive Livestream Concert With Rob Thomas On Stageit.com

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 6:36pm

Additionally, VNUE will be offering "instant" digital downloads via the company's set.fm mobile and web-based platform, as well as a limited edition commemorative t-shirt.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, VNUE will be offering "instant" digital downloads via the company's set.fm mobile and web-based platform, as well as a limited edition commemorative t-shirt.
  • There are several ticketing options available, with additional rewards like an exclusive ZOOM with Rob and a signed guitar, and tickets are on sale now via the StageIt website.
  • VNUE is in the process of acquiring StageIt, one of the earliest and most well-known ticketed streaming platforms.
  • We are excited again to be working with Rob Thomas on such an awesome project, and to be bringing such an inspirational and amazing performer to the StageIt platform."

Music Journalism, Liner Notes and Broadcasts on Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack, 1969 Memphis Blues Festival, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Racial Discrimination in Orchestras & More Win 52nd Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:04pm

The Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for an articlein the concert music field goes to Aaron Flagg for his AmericanOrchestras.org story, " Anti-Black Discrimination in American Orchestras."

Key Points: 
  • The Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for an articlein the concert music field goes to Aaron Flagg for his AmericanOrchestras.org story, " Anti-Black Discrimination in American Orchestras."
  • The "Loved the Liner Notes" Award was established in 2016 and is funded by Paul Williams, President of The ASCAP Foundation.
  • TheASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awardsjudging panelfor 2021was comprised of ASCAP members Michelle DiBucci, Paul Yeon Lee, Terry Radigan and Dom Flemons.
  • The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.

Matthew West, Cory Asbury And More Chart-topping Christian Songwriters Honored At 2021 Virtual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:05pm

Grammy-nominated songwriter, artist and worship leader Cory Asbury takes home ASCAP Christian Songwriter-Artist of the Year for the first time.

Key Points: 
  • Grammy-nominated songwriter, artist and worship leader Cory Asbury takes home ASCAP Christian Songwriter-Artist of the Year for the first time.
  • The Grammy and Dove Award-nominated, and now ASCAP Award-winning, "Famous For (I Believe)" wins ASCAP Christian Song of the Year.
  • The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music.
  • The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly.

The ASCAP Foundation And Newport Festivals Foundation Tap Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients Clint Bleil And Giveton Gelin For Virtual Performances

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:09pm

Starting today, The Newport Jazz Festival, one of the world's most respected showcases for jazz, is featuring on its Newport Sessions website ( https://newportfestivals.org/sessions ) performances by composer and saxophonist Clint Bleil and composer and trumpeter Giveton Gelin, both recipients of The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.

Key Points: 
  • Starting today, The Newport Jazz Festival, one of the world's most respected showcases for jazz, is featuring on its Newport Sessions website ( https://newportfestivals.org/sessions ) performances by composer and saxophonist Clint Bleil and composer and trumpeter Giveton Gelin, both recipients of The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.
  • Williams said: "Our partnership with Newport Festivals Foundation is so important and we are excited to work together again to showcase two of our Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award recipients.
  • Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBridesays, "I'd like to congratulate Giveton Gelin and Clint Bleil, who are among the many outstanding recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.
  • The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awardswere established by The ASCAP Foundation in 2002 to encourage gifted jazz composers up to the age of 30.