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  1. Tom Petty on 40 Years of Songwriting, Jimmy Fallon Send-Up, ASCAP Honors

    1:35 pm 4/21/2014

    The writer behind hits like "American Girl" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance" discusses everything from songwriting to Jimmy Fallon's homage. Read more

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  2. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    12:12 pm 3/20/2014

    The rock veteran will be honored at the 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A.Read more

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  3. Rate Court Judge Rules Pandora Will Pay ASCAP 1.85 Percent Annual Revenue

    4:43 pm 3/17/2014

    Decision is viewed as a setback for songwriters, according to publishing exec Martin Bandier.Read more

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  4. ASCAP Names John Titta EVP of Creative Services

    8:00 pm 10/2/2013

    The veteran executive previously served in senior positions at Warner/Chappell Music and PolyGram Music Publishing.Read more

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  5. ASCAP Composers Celebrate Workshop's 25th At Fox Studios

    8:31 am 8/6/2013

    “We give them the A-list composer experience for a month" workshop mentor Richard Bellis says of participants of the four-week intensive program, whose alums include major Hollywood composers. Read more

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  6. Patrick Doyle, Hal David, 'Three's Company' Theme Honored at ASCAP Film & TV Awards

    6:15 pm 6/21/2013

    Also recognized for their musical contributions to visual mediums: "Call of Duty" scorer Trent Reznor, the late Marvin Hamlisch and "This is 40" rocker Graham Parker. Read more

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  7. Paul Williams: From Soft Rock Hitmaker to Daft Punk Collaborator (Q&A)

    4:15 pm 6/17/2013

    What's it like to record with robots? "They were really amazingly easy to work with," says the veteran songwriter and current ASCAP president of the breathlessly hyped French electronic duo. Read more

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  8. Mega-Producer Steve Lillywhite Looks Back on Storied Past; Talks U2, Morrissey, Keith Richards

    4:30 pm 4/20/2013

    "I know ASCAP is all about the song, but, for me ... it's about an artist creating this world that people want to belong to," said the industry veteran at the 2013 ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo. Read more

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  9. Katy Perry on Her 'Schizophrenic' New Album, Humble Start: 'It Was Stripping or The Matrix'

    5:00 pm 4/18/2013

    Speaking at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo, the highly quotable pop star described her writing sessions as "emotional abuse" and her divorce from Russell Brand as "a very little elephant ... like a tchotchke."Read more

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  10. ASCAP President Scolds Digital Music Industry at Pop Awards: 'The Bastards Aren't Paying Us Enough'

    12:30 pm 4/18/2013

    As the performance rights organization honored 2012's top songwriters and producers, chairman and "We've Only Just Begun" co-writer Paul Williams jabbed, "We deserve to be compensated fairly. ... Give us our money!"Read more

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