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  • How I Wrote This: Bastille ‘Bad Decisions’

    Watch the behind the scene of the song ‘Bad Decision’ from the apocalypse-themed album ‘Doom Days.’ This includes solo rendition from Dan Smith of the song using the piano at La MaMa Experimental Theater in New York City....
  • How to Develop Your Voice – ASCAP EXPO 2019

    This 2019 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO panel of vocal coaches, contractors and casting directors discussed everything about how to develop singing voice such as to ‘find something that’s unique to you – outside of singing, that you love.’ If you want to know more, watch this video:...
  • Ne-Yo on Cross-Genre Songwriting

    Why Ne-Yo believes that cross-genre songwriting is advantageous, watch the video below as he talks about it:...
  • Music Biz Challenges and Lessons

    Cary Sherman, who has served as chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for seven years, after a 20-year tenure at the trade association, is retiring at the end of 2018 to be succeeded by Mitch Glazer. But before exiting his post, Sherman, a veteran...
  • Midem 2018 – How the New Generation does Business

    The world is changing and so is the global music industry. Technological, social and political forces are transforming how we live and work. Young executives coming of age with social media and streaming are more connected than any previous generation. Old conventions are dying, new opportunities emerging, not since...
  • The 2018 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

    Last May 23, 2018, ASCAP honored our tremendously talented composers of TV, film, and video game music at the Screen Music Awards. A who’s who of scoring for screens small, silver and everything in between flocked to Beverly Hill for a night of dazzling performances, tender tributes, and appreciation...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Puth’s “Attention”

    Charlie Puth’s newly released single,”Attention”, has shot Top 5 and has been certified platinum. Watch this video and see how he wrote the song using iPhone’s Voice Memo app and calls it his “number-one songwriting tool.” He also shared how he feels about using drops as devices in pop...
  • 2018 Music Festival Showcase Applications Are Now Open

    For those of you thinking about joining SXSW 2018 Music Festival Showcase: Artist applications are now open. Apply to be considered for an official performance in the leading global music event of the year. Watch this video for the step by step process or visit https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/showcase-applications/...