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  • 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...
  • Music Tech: A Gateway to Awaken America’s Youth

    Music production is a gateway to ignite the imaginations of young people at the intersection of education and technological innovation. Young people are programming and engineering every day – and they don’t even know it – by interacting with and creating music on digital platforms. These skills are what...
  • African Music – The Next Global Hit

    Michael Ugwu of West Africa, Sony Music Entertainment (Nigeria) said – “The next big thing will come from Africa.” Despite their incredible influence over lots of music styles all over the world African countries only represent 2% of the world music market. However, with the highest youth population and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patrick Stump detailed the band’s winding creative process behind Fall Out Boy’s new song “Church”

    The quartet were struggling to find a creative direction for their seventh LP, Mania, and they wound up delaying the release date from September 2017 to January. But they gained crucial confidence after figuring out the final arrangement of “Church.” See more details in this video....
  • Camila Meza on Women’s Role in Jazz

    “It’s time to wake up” about the inequality women artists face, she says. As a woman, “you have to do twice as better…You have to trust yourself, you have to get over the ‘I’m not good enough’ thing” — to push past doubts that, for example, the virtuosity of a woman...