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Maria Luz

    • From Cleaning Toilets’ to the No. 1 Song in America

      “I’m literally cleaning toilets by day, driving a van overnight to play a show,” Carly Pearce recounts on this week’s Soul Sisters podcast. The road to her current success was nine years long, she explained recently, starting at the age of 16, with when she convinced her parents to let...
    • Keith Urban at SXSW 2018

      Keith Urban, a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist, sat down with Scott Goldman, Vice President of the Grammy Museum, on Friday, March 16, 2018, for a discussion about his career, his creative process and how he stays connected in an isolating age. Urban has earned four Grammy...
    • SXSW 2018: Conversation with Linda Perry & Kerry Brown

      “Rock & roll doesn’t belong on a grid. It belongs on a pulse – a natural pulse,” insisted Linda Perry. Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry is best known for her work as the lead singer and chief songwriter of 4 Non Blondes as well as her production and songwriting...
    • Lyor Cohen’s SXSW Music Keynote

      Cohen’s hour-long talk at South By Southwest on Wednesday morning was heavy on nostalgia and autobiography, touching on everything from his days helping build Def Jam Recordings in the Eighties, to heading Warner Music Group, and his current role as Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google. Watch...
    • BTS and their Favorite Tour Stops

      K-pop sensation BTS took some time to chat about their favorite places to go on tour and to reveal where they would still love to perform during their recent Billboard magazine cover shoot. While the band unanimously agrees that their favorite place to visit while touring is Brazil, Suga...
    • ASCAP Expo 2017: Scoring for TV

      Television composers have a unique job description. They need to possess the imagination, technical skills and endurance to score tons of cues on impossibly tight deadlines; they’re also musical psychologists, digging deep into the emotion behind every scene, and finding a way to convey it without detracting from the...
    • Leslie Grace on Latin Music Evolution

      Over time, the 23-year-old singer has shown that she is capable of not only singing bachata, but also of exploring different genres ranging from pop/R&B to reggaeton, as showcased in her recent single “Duro y Suave” Watch the full interview below and discover what Leslie Grace thinks about how women...
    • 2018 ASCAP Jazz Awards’ Recap

      On February 7, ASCAP held its annual Jazz Awards celebration at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz Club in Los Angeles. They presented the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award to pioneering creative music legend Roscoe Mitchell and the ASCAP Vanguard Award to four-time Grammy-nominated pianist-composer Gerald Clayton. The ceremony also...
    • BMI’s Catherine Brewton on Process, Purpose & Inspiration

      BMI assembled a stellar lineup of producers, songwriters such as Faith Evans, RedOne, Tory Lanez and Mark Batson to share their stories and offer their advice about songwriting and making music. Now in its eleventh year, BMI’s annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song” offers insight into the...