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‘Wicked’ Composer Stephen Schwartz Receives Top Honor at ASCAP Screen Music Awards

Praised for his commitment to the musical community, Schwartz's other credits include 'Pocahontas,' 'Pippin' and 'Godspell.'

AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund in the Spotlight at ASCAP Expo

The little-known AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund pays royalties even to oft-neglected session musicians and backup singers.

Duran Duran to Get ASCAP Golden Note Award

The "multiplatinum pop visionaries" will get the honor in London in November.

Craig Armstrong, Ennio Morricone, Timbaland Win Big At ASCAP Screen Music Awards

Oscar-winner Morricone won film score of the year for 'The Hateful Eight' and accepted via video.

Elizabeth Matthews Named ASCAP CEO

"It is critical ... that we update outdated music licensing laws," says the performance rights organization's new chief executive.

Scott Weiland, Lindsey Stirling Join Lineup for Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe

The series runs from Jan. 23 through Jan. 30

Dept. of Justice Eyeing Music Publishers, Perf Rights Orgs for Possible ‘Coordination’

The Department of Justice is investigating major publishing companies and is rumored to be looking into possible behind-the-scenes collusion among the companies in regard to their negotiations with Pandora.

ASCAP Honors Top Film and Television Music Composers? at 29th Annual Awards Celebration

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman receive special honors, "Gravity"’s Steve Price, "The Walking Dead"’s Bear McCreary and "Breaking Bad"’s Dave Porter all earn first-ever Composers’ Choice Awards in film and TV.

ASCAP Film and Television Awards: Composers Take a Cue, Get Their Due

From Shirley?Walker to Wendy & Lisa, the performing rights organization celebrates its 100th anniversary by honoring ?women in movie music, the century’s greatest scores and, of course, the perennial Hans? Zimmer.

TV Composers Score in Historic UCLA Concert

The composers of hit scores from "Downton Abbey" to "Game of Thrones" staged a sold-out concert at UCLA's Royce Hall.

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

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

ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

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