Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty to Strip Club Brawl


After picking up an Album of The Year Award at the BET Awards and becoming the first female rapper to win the ASCAP Writer of The Year, Cardi B made her way to court on Tuesday with her legal team. Cardi B came to court on Tuesday (June 25) in New York after being indicted […]

ASCAP Hosts Its ‘Women Behind the Music’ Bash

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On October 7, ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) kicked off its sixth annual “ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music” series in both New York and Los Angeles.   This event honored and recognized women who are absolutely outstanding within the music community.   The New York honorees ranged from Grammy nominated […]

L.A. Reid Honored At Third Annual ASCAP Legends Dinner in Atlanta


Last night, ASCAP honored veteran music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid at its 3rd annual Legends Dinner in Atlanta. The evening was hosted by singer-songwriter Usher, who has worked with Reid throughout his career. Big names came out to celebrate the undeniable impact Reid has made on the music industry. Some of the evenings guest included […]

ASCAP President Paul Williams Speaks On Streaming Services


The out-of-work actor turned ASCAP President, Paul Williams, speaks on streaming services. A Grammy award, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning member of the songwriters Hall of Fame, known for classic songs like “The Rainbow Connection,” “We’ve Only Just Begun” and many more. He also co-wrote “Touch” and “Beyond” from Random Access Memories and sang the lead […]

Highlights from the Sundance ASCAP Music Café

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For 30 years, the Sundance film festival has taken over Park City, UT to premiere independent films from all over the world. Of course the music in many Sundance films is also celebrated and festival goers were able to catch ASCAP produced performances at the festival’s official music cafe.

ASCAP’S 5th Annual Women Behind The Music Series

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On October 24, 2013, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted the second installment of its 5th annual ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music series in New York at the popular nightclub Lexicon sponsored by Malibu Red, The New Nasty, Uber Cars, Miss Jessie and Sister 2 Sister Magazine. The series is […]

L.A. Reid, Jermaine Dupri, P. Diddy present Usher with the ASCAP Golden Note Award

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The 26th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held on Thursday, June 27, honored Usher and Kendrick Lamar for their musical achievements. The red carpet started around 7p.m. with some of music’s top artists, writers and producers which included Michelle Williams, MC Lyte, Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri, Andre Merritt and Jarrell Perry just to name a […]

Kendrick Lamar Accepts ASCAP Award From Dr. Dre


Last night in Bevery Hills, Dr. Dre presents the Vanguard Award to K Dot. Leading the West Coast renaissance is Kendrick Lamar. Ever since Section 80 we have been all ears, rightfully so. The avid hip-hop fan waits with the utmost anticipation for anything new that Kendrick puts out or any track featuring a Kendrick […]

ASCAP’S 25th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

ASCAP had their 25th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 29th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.  The event was indeed star studded, filled with songwriters, recording artists, and music industry leaders. Who all came together to pay tribute to Quincy Jones and Pharrell Williams, and honored the songwriters and […]

Pharrell Honored At 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

Pharrell was honored with the Golden Note Award last night at the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The talented musician/producer sited Quincy Jones as a major inspiration, expressing one day to have his music looked upon on the same level as Jones. Watch the accepting speech above now courtesy of Rap-Up. Advertisement […]

Pharrell Williams To Be Honored By ASCAP

Pharrell Williams in undoubtedly a musical pioneer, and this month he is being honored by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for his contributions as a producer, songwriter, and composer. The three-time Grammy Winner is being awarded with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during its 25th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. […]

ASCAP Presented the 3rd Annual Grammy Brunch Sponsored by PEPSI

ASCAP Presented the 3rd Annual Grammy Brunch Sponsored by PEPSI. Taking place at the luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel Pool Terrace, the event was attended by celebrities and ASCAP’s closest members such as  NE-YO, SHAGGY, KELLY PRICE, LEDISI, ROCSI DIAZ, PAUL EPWORTH, DEENA CARTER, DJ WHITESHADOW, MARCUS PAULK, ARI LEVINE and BRYAN MICHAEL COX amongst others. This year’s ASCAP Grammy nominees include Bruno […]