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32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Jesiah Dzwonek - A host of celebrities were photographed as they attended the 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards which were held at The Loews Hollywood Hotel in California, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015

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30th Annual ASCAP Film And Television Awards

Geoff Knorr - A host of star were snapped upon arrival at the 30th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Awards which were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th March 2015

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David Bisbal To Be Honoured At Ascap Latin Music Awards


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Spanish pop star David Bisbal will be honoured with a special prize at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Latin Music Awards next month (Mar15).

The singer/songwriter will be given Ascap's Voice of Music Award, which is handed to artists whose music represents the spirit of a generation.

He follows in the footsteps of previous recipients such as Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, and fellow Latin star Luis Fonsi.

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Elliot Goldenthal To Receive Founders Award


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Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal is set to receive the Founders Award at The American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers' (ASCAP) 30th Film & Television Music Awards.

The musician, who has composed for films including Public Enemies, Batman Forever and Alien 3, will be feted with the prestigious honour at the annual ceremony in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on 9 March (15).

Ascap president and chairman Paul Williams says, "Elliot's staggering body of work has earned him admiration from film, classical music and theater audiences. His distinctive style has created engrossing moments for listeners across all of these mediums."

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The ASCAP Centennial Awards - Arrivals

Laura Savini and Jimmy Webb - The ASCAP Centennial Awards held at Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Arrivals at Waldorf Astoria Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 17th November 2014

The ASCAP Centennial Awards

Rudy Perez - The ASCAP Centennial Awards at Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Arrivals - New York, United States - Monday 17th November 2014

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Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients


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Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder are to receive top honours at the upcoming American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Centennial Awards in New York.

The accolade is handed out once a century to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their "incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond".

The prizegiving will take place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on 17 November (14) at a gala celebrating Ascap’s 100th anniversary.

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31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Jed Leiber - 31st Annual ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Pop Music Awards at the Loews Hollywood Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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Tom Petty To Be Honoured With Ascap's Founders Award


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Veteran rocker Tom Petty will receive the prestigious Founders title at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards next month (Apr14).

The legendary musician will be celebrated for his outstanding career success, which has spanned 45 years.

A statement issued by Paul Williams, Ascap president and chairman, reads: "Tom is the very definition of an American music icon. Not only is he one of the most admired and beloved songwriters of our time, his music continues to be a major influence and inspiration to new generations of songwriters today.

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George Clinton Asks Barack Obama For Federal Probe Into Record Industry


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Funk legend George Clinton has asked U.S. President Barack Obama to order a federal probe into music copyright laws after alleging he has been cheated out of millions of dollars.

The Parliament star is currently embroiled in several lawsuits over the rights to his songs, and earlier this year (13) he was even told to hand ownership of four of his classic tracks to his former lawyers to help settle a $1.5 million (£967,000) debt.

Clinton is adamant dozens of songs by modern-day hip-hop artists including Jay Z and Sean 'Diddy' Combs - formerly known as Puff Daddy - have contained samples from his back catalogue but he has not been paid for their use.

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Aerosmith Stars To Be Honoured At Ascap Pop Music Awards


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Aerosmith stars Joe Perry and Steven Tyler are to be honoured with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at the 30th annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Pop Music Awards.

The Ascap Founders Award honours pioneering songwriters who have made "exceptional contributions to music, inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators". Past recipients include Ashford & Simpson, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul MCCartney, Joni Mitchell, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon.

Thrilled Tyler says, "To be recognised by Ascap with the Founders Award is a huge achievement. It is humbling for Joe and me (sic) to be honoured for our music alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Paul MCCartney and Joni Mitchell. It's been a life-long love affair and it's far from over."

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Jason Mraz Headlines Anti-human Trafficking Concert In Myanmar


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Singer Jason Mraz helped to raise awareness about human trafficking on Sunday (16Dec12) by performing at a special MTV charity concert in Myanmar.

The I'm Yours star joined forces with Mtv bosses, government aid agencies in the U.S. and Australia and officials at anti-slavery organisation Walk Free to stage a special gig at the base of the Shwedagon Pagoda hilltop in the city of Yangon to draw attention to the international slave trade.

An estimated 50,000 fans flocked to see the show, who was the first international musician to play in the former Burma in decades, following the end of military rule in the Southeast Asian country last year (11).

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Taio Cruz Takes Second Ascap Songwriting Award


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British pop star Taio Cruz has been named Songwriter of the Year for a second time at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards in London.

The singer was honoured with the title for a second year in a row at a glitzy gala in the British capital on Wednesday night (10Oct12), winning for hit songs including Break Your Heart, Without You and Dynamite.

Cobra Starship's track You Make Me Feel was named Song of the Year, while other awards went to pop star Jessie J for her chart smash Price Tag and Irish rockers U2, who were honoured for their hits Beautiful Day and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

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Dionne Warwick: 'Hal David's Death Is Like Losing A Family Member'


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Singer Dionne Warwick has paid tribute to late Oscar-winning lyricist Hal David, insisting she will remember her friend every time she performs the tracks he wrote for her.

The 91-year-old songwriter passed away at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday (01Sep12) of complications from a stroke, and stars including Kristin Chenoweth, Boy George and Mick Hucknall flocked to Twitter.com to hail his talent.

Warwick, who sang David and Burt Bacharach's classics Walk On By and I Say a Little Prayer, has now released a statement to CNN sharing her grief over the death of her friend.

She states, "I feel as if I have lost another family member, but knowing I will always have him with me each time I sing the lyrics written for me by him will continue to bring me a sense of him being with me always."

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Carly Simon And Bruno Mars Honoured At Ascap Pop Awards


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Bruno Mars, Carly Simon and Trent Reznor were among the winners at the annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards on Wednesday (18Apr12).

Mars' anthem Just the Way You Are won Song Of The Year at the Los Angeles prizegiving, while Katy Perry was recognised for her string of chart-toppers, including Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and Firework.

Nine Inch Nails star Reznor, who composed the score to the U.S. movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, landed the Ascap Golden Note Award, which is handed to songwriters who have reached extraordinary career milestones.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "That compliment means a lot to me (because) songwriting is a thing that I feel like I'm just getting started. I'm really starting to get the hang of it but every day is a new lesson. I'm a student here and to receive this kind of acknowledgement, it feels nice."

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