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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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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)...

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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...

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...

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...

Cruz Named Songwriter Of The Year At Glitzy Ascap Gala

2nd November 2011

Taio Cruz has picked up the coveted Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year accolades at the 31st...

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7th October 2011

Country duo The Civil Wars will be honoured with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Vanguard Award at...

Motown's Marv Tarplin Dies

5th October 2011

The Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin has died, aged 70.The Motown star, who is best known for his work with Smokey...

Ludacris, Ne-yo And Dupri Honoured In Atlanta

2nd October 2011

Ludacris, Ne-YO and hip-hop mogul JERMAINe DUPRI were honoured with top awards at the Ascap Rhythm & Soul Honors Music...

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13th September 2011

Country music legend Don Williams will be honoured with the prestigious Golden Note Award at the 49th annual Ascap Country...

Dre Honours Combs At Ascap Awards

27th June 2011

Sean Combs received a moving tribute from fellow hip-hop star DR. Dre at the Ascap Rhythm & Soul Music Awards...

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