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Ricky Skaggs to be Honored with ASCAP Founders Award

Ricky SkaggsASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present acclaimed bluegrass and country music songwriter-artist and Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs with its prestigious Founders Award at the 54thannual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed country songs of 2015, will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on October 31st.

BMI to Challenge 100% Licensing in Federal Court

BMINew York, NY -- ASCAP and BMI, the country's two leading performing rights organizations (PROs) collectively representing more than one million songwriters, composers and music publishers, have joined forces to fight the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent interpretation of their respective consent decrees and to push for consent decree reform. United in their belief that the DOJ's decision to mandate 100% licensing will cause unnecessary chaos in the marketplace and place unfair financial burdens and creative constraints on songwriters and composers, the two organizations are pursuing a joint campaign: BMI through litigation and ASCAP through legislative reform.

ASCAP Announces Events and Activities to Celebrate 100 Years

ASCAP 100 AnniversaryThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hits its 100-year milestone on February 13th, 2014 and will celebrate the centennial with a new book, two commissioned short films including a collaborative song and music video, and an innovative website featuring a timeline of ASCAP’s rich history. In addition, celebratory and educational events spanning the country will include a Library of Congress exhibit in Washington DC, reflecting ASCAP’s energy and expertise throughout its history advocating for music creator’s rights.

ASCAP Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

ASCAP 100 AnniversaryASCAP hits its 100-year milestone on February 13th, 2014. For an entire century, the leading US performing rights organization has made it possible for American songwriters, composers and music publishers, who create the music the world loves, to thrive alongside the businesses that use their work. As it approaches its birthday, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is celebrating its 100-year history — and looking ahead to its future — by launching its 100 Years, 100 Days campaign and website today, on November 5th.

Sun and Songs Shine as AirPlay Direct Sponsors ASCAP Expo 12 in L.A.

I Cresate Music Expo and AirPlay DirectGo ahead. Ask anyone who's ever been to ASCAP's I Create Music Expo. They'll tell you that it put them right in the heart of ASCAP's community of today's most successful music creators. They'll tell you things like "it's three days of education, networking and inspiration" and how you'll get "useful feedback and guidance." AirPlay Direct is proud to be a sponsor of the event this year. Never used AirPlay Direct? Never heard of AirPlay Direct? Here's the official word... Since ASCAP Expo 12 is in Los Angeles we thought we'd use language native to the area to tell you describe it: most excellent...and quite possibly, awesome.

AirPlay Direct and ASCAP Partnership Offers Distribution Discount

AirPlay DirectAirPlay Direct, a leader in digital distribution of content to radio and music programmers and supervisors around the globe, is pleased to announce their member benefit partnership with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Through this partnership, ASCAP members will be given the opportunity to expose their music worldwide with AirPlay Direct's services at a 50% discount. With an AirPlay Direct membership, ASCAP's members and affiliates can directly connect and securely send broadcast quality music and digital press kits to its worldwide community of top radio programmers and music supervisors.

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