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  • 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...
  • Luis Fonsi, thankful for what “Despacito” achieved and did for him

    Luis Fonsi already received three Emmy’s over Despacito and still continuing to give him the success. He stated that ” I cannot complain, I am blessed, I am thankful, I am happy It’s been an amazing year.” He’s also happy that even though the song was in Spanish, it...
  • Meet the Stranger Things Theme Composers

    Are you a fan of Netflix series Stranger Things? Watch Emmy Award-winning composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon performed their theme music at the 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards in Los Angeles....
  • 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...
  • Patti LaBelle Saluted as Icon at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Watch the highlights in this video....