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David Bisbal To Be Honoured At Ascap Latin Music Awards

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...

Elliot Goldenthal To Receive Founders Award

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...

Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients

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...

Tom Petty To Be Honoured With Ascap's Founders Award

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...

George Clinton Asks Barack Obama For Federal Probe Into Record Industry

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...

Aerosmith Stars To Be Honoured At Ascap Pop Music Awards

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...

Jason Mraz Headlines Anti-human Trafficking Concert In Myanmar

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...

Taio Cruz Takes Second Ascap Songwriting Award

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...

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

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...

Carly Simon And Bruno Mars Honoured At Ascap Pop Awards

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...

Carly Simon To Receive Distinguished Industry Award

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...

Country Star Williams Honoured

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...

Reznor To Be Honoured By Ascap For The Social Network Score

Rocker Trent Reznor has been added to the slate of honourees for the upcoming American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) Film and Television Music Awards.The Nine Inch Nails star, who won his first...

Rod Stewart To Receive Top Industry Honour

Rod Stewart is to be honoured with the Ascap Founders Award at the upcoming American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers 28th annual Pop Music Awards.The Maggie May singer will be feted during a gala...

Lindsey Buckingham To Be Honoured At Ascap Gala

FLEETWOOD MAC star LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM has been named the recipient of the 2011 ASCAP Golden Note Award.The honour will be presented to the singer/songwriter at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' sixth annual...

Sleigh Ride Tops Christmas Songs List Again

LEROY ANDERSON and MITCHELL PARISH's festive favourite SLEIGH RIDE has been named America's most popular Christmas tune for a second year running.The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has released its latest list...

Jackson Takes Ascap's Top Country Award

Singer/songwriter ALAN JACKSON was honoured for his lengthy career at the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Tuesday night (14Sep10), taking home the top prize.The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) handed the Founders...

Ne-yo Shares Top Songwriter Prize

Dad-to-be NE-YO has something else to celebrate after tying for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriter of the Year honour with C. 'TRICKY' STEWART and THE-DREAM.The So Sick singer picked up...

Motown Legends Remember Jackson

Motown founder BERRY GORDY fought back tears as he paid tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Friday (26Jun09), calling the King...

Williams Elected Ascap Boss

PAUL WILLIAMS, the Oscar winning composer behind standards like WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN and AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG, is to replace MARILYN BERGMAN as president and chairman of the American Society of Composers, Authors...

Did Aguilera Steal Sugababes Song?

Pop rebel CHRISTINA AGUILERA has been accused of stealing SUGABABES hit OVERLOAD, after adding the British trio's songwriters to the credits of her song MAKE OVER. The song, from Aguilera's 2002 album STRIPPED, raised...

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