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Stevie Wonder And Billy Joel Feted At Ascap Centennial Awards

18th November 2014

Music veterans Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel were among the artists honoured for their career achievements at a once in a lifetime awards show in New York City on Monday (17Nov14).The singers were both honoured...

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Alan Jackson Receives First-ever Ascap Heritage Award

6th November 2014

Country veteran Alan Jackson has been feted with the inaugural Ascap Heritage Award in recognition of his decades of career success.The Good Thing hitmaker was the guest of honour at the 52nd annual Ascap Country...

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Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients

21st August 2014

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...

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Ne-yo And Jermaine Dupri To Be Honoured At Songwriting Awards

29th May 2014

Singer Ne-Yo and songwriter/producer Jermaine Dupri will be handed special honours at a music industry prizegiving next month (Jun14).Dupri will follow in the footsteps of Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder when he receives the prestigious...

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Film And Tv Composer William Patrick Olvis Dead At 56

12th May 2014

Film and Tv composer William Patrick Olvis has lost his battle with throat cancer at the age of 56.Olvis, who was the son of actor and opera singer William Edward Olvis, passed away on 6...

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Fascinating Fact: 4166847

24th April 2014

Robin Thicke's controversial 2013 anthem Blurred Lines was named Song of the Year at the Ascap Pop Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (23Apr14). Tom Petty was honoured with the Founders Award at the Loews...

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Tom Petty To Be Honoured With Ascap's Founders Award

21st March 2014

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...

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Daddy Yankee Honoured At Ascap Latin Music Awards

20th March 2014

Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee was among the honourees who were feted with special prizes at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) Latin Music Awards on Tuesday (18Mar14).The Gasolina hitmaker took home...

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Edwin Hawkins And Warryn Campbell To Receive Ascap Gospel Honours

10th January 2014

Gospel stars Edwin Hawkins, Tye Tribbett and Warryn Campbell are set to be honoured at an upcoming prizegiving by officials at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap).The trio will be guests of...

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Kandi Burruss Honoured At Ascap's Women Behind The Music

1st November 2013

Singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss has been honoured by officials at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) at their annual Women Behind The Music Series.The former Xscape star and brains behind Tlc's No Scrubs,...

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Dr. Dre Honours Kendrick Lamar At Ascap Awards

28th June 2013

Hip-hop mogul Dr. DrE hailed his protege KENDrICK LAMAR as a "class act" as he honoured the young rapper with a top prize at the 26th Annual Ascap Rhythm & Soul Awards in Los Angeles...

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George Clinton Asks Barack Obama For Federal Probe Into Record Industry

23rd May 2013

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...

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Usher To Receive Ascap's Golden Note Award

20th May 2013

R&B superstar Usher will be the toast of the music industry next month (Jun13) when he is presented with the Golden Note Award at the 26th Annual Rhythm & Soul Awards in Los Angeles.The Yeah!...

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Aerosmith Stars To Be Honoured At Ascap Pop Music Awards

20th February 2013

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...

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Jason Mraz Headlines Anti-human Trafficking Concert In Myanmar

17th December 2012

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...

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Brad Paisley Was Toast Of The Night At Ascap Country Music Awards

30th October 2012

Singer Brad Paisley was a big winner at the Ascap Country Music Awards on Monday night (29Oct12) after taking home the prestigious trophy for Artist of the Year.The annual event honours the industry's best in...

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T.i.'S Wife To Be Honoured For Songwriting Skills

15th October 2012

Rapper T.I.'s wife Tameka 'tiny' Cottle is to be honoured for her contributions to the music community in Georgia later this month (Oct12).The former Xscape star will be celebrated by bosses at the American Society...

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Taio Cruz Takes Second Ascap Songwriting Award

12th October 2012

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...

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

3rd September 2012

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...

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Pharrell Williams To Receive Ascap Golden Note

14th June 2012

Rapper/producer Pharrell Williams is to be honoured with a prestigious prize at the 25th Annual Rhythm & Soul Awards in Los Angeles.The N.E.R.D. star will be presented with the American Society of Composers, Authors and...

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Quincy Jones To Receive Ascap Founders Award

6th June 2012

Legendary producer Quincy Jones is to be presented with one of the industry's highest honours during the upcoming Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.The music icon will receive the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers...

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Dj Goonrock Wins Two Pop Awards On His Birthday

19th April 2012

Record producer and Dj Goonrock had a birthday to remember on Wednesday (18Apr12) - his presents included two shiny Ascap Pop Awards.The hitmaker picked up trophies for his work on Lmfao's Party Rock Anthem and...

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Carly Simon And Bruno Mars Honoured At Ascap Pop Awards

19th April 2012

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...

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Carly Simon To Receive Distinguished Industry Award

18th April 2012

Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is to be honoured with one of the industry's highest honours during the 26th annual Pop Music Awards on Wednesday (18Apr12).The You're So Vain hitmaker is to be celebrated for her lifetime...

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Nas' Record Earnings Going Straight To U.s. Tax Officials

25th March 2012

Rapper Nas has been forced to sacrifice his earnings from record sales to officials at America's Internal Revenue Service (Irs) to help pay off his $6 million (£3.75 million) tax debt.The I Can hitmaker, real...

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David Beckham Presents Marc Anthony With Top Honour At Ascap Latin Music Awards

21st March 2012

Salsa singer Marc Anthony was honoured by his close friend David Beckham on Tuesday (20Mar12) as the soccer superstar presented him with a prestigious prize at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap)...

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Anthony To Be Honoured By Ascap

31st January 2012

Salsa star Marc Anthony is to be feted by officials at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) with the prestigious Founders Award.The accolade will be presented to Jennifer Lopez's estranged husband during...

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Fascinating Fact 12665

12th January 2012

Paul Mccartney's son James, Katherine Heigl's husband Josh Kelley, David Gray and The All-American Rejects will be among the acts performing in Park City, Utah during the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. They will all perform...

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Sleigh Ride Tops U.s. Christmas Hits Chart For Second Year Running

7th December 2011

Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish's Sleigh Ride has topped the first American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' list of popular Christmas tunes in 2011.The festive tune has been played almost 65,000 times on U.S....

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Country Star Williams Honoured

8th November 2011

Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack took to the stage in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (06Nov11) to honour country music legend Don Williams.The 72 year old was the guest of honour at the 49th annual...

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