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Justice Department To The Rescue Of Consumers And Music Competition

Mike Montgomery | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Montgomery

The DOJ's wisdom to let the agreements stand in the face of immense pressure by anticompetitive monopolists proves the ongoing need for the consent decrees.

Brian McKnight On The Lessons Artists Can Learn From Prince And Beyoncé

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices

Brian McKnight's musical influence extends far beyond the recording studio, and he hopes the next generation of musicians will be able to say the same...

Melissa Etheridge, Timbaland, Nate Ruess and More: ASCAP's "I Create Music" Expo Highlights Schedule

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ASCAP I CREATE MUSIC EXPO STRIKES AGAIN! A plethora of talented songwriters from a smorgasbord of genres will invade informative sessions and various...

Biggest Music Tours of Summer Have Roots at April's ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 03.31.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Lawrence

The 11th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is perhaps the music industry's best showing of how artistry and effort pays off, and many of the biggest ...

ASCAP Theater Workshop, Childhelp & Beyond: Conversations with Stephen Schwartz, Michael Kerker, Michael Bolton and The Tenors' Fraser Walters, Plus Music Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Stephen Schwartz Mike Ragogna: Hello, Stephen! So what is a day like for Stephen Schwartz when you're in your creative mode? Steph...

Lori Henriques: Songs From My Heart

Battersby Duo | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

"The reason I asked Lori to sing the song, is that our most important job is to connect our big brains with our hearts. Science is very useful for this, but so are art and music." Goodall thanked Lori for her music again. Then she paused and added, "You transported me to my childhood."

Musicians Are Attacking The Wrong Enemy

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Music royalty payments are at an all-time high. So why are artists turning on the streaming companies? According to the companies that collect royalt...

Chatting With Gabriel Mann, Jasmine Thompson, Ava Gold, Max Frost and Matt Forbes, Plus ASCAP and Brooke Annibale Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mike Ragogna: Rectify currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and you have garnered great reviews of your work on that show, tell us how you landed that gig and what is the most satisfying part of scoring it?

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Calling All Angels

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.20.2016 | Media
Shelly Peiken

The other day my husband and I went out to dinner with our next door neighbor. He's always been a genuinely nice guy to whom we've enjoyed living adjacent for several reasons.

REPORT: Justice Probes Possible Price-Fixing In Music Publishing

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the...

Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment...

BMI Icon Stevie Nicks Leads Star Studded Pop Awards (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

When you get hundreds of creative people in a venue like the Beverly Wilshire, add cocktails and good food...it can be like herding unruly sheep.

ASCAP'S 'I Create Music' EXPO, Plus Conversations with E-Streeter Nils Lofgren and Summer Horns' Mindi Abair

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ASCAP'S "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO At the end of the month, ASCAP once again is sponsoring their annual "I Create Music" EXPO, this being the event's 9t...

Scoring Angel Energy

Tamsin Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Such a lucid notion: "The taste of sweet blueberries and the word 'Barcelona' makes me happy" -- just lie in the echo of that for a moment. It captures all that is most tender, effortless, thrilling and true about life's apotheosis.

On the "A" w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross Find Meaning in Film Go For Sisters

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles' new film, Go For Sisters, they im...

Overalls On The Red Carpet?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices

We love a good style revival and these days it's all about 90's fashion -- crop tops, chokers, snapback hats and Timberland boots, to name a few. Whil...

Getting the Government Out of Songwriting: Voluntary Licenses Should Replace Consent Decrees or Compulsory Licenses

Chris Castle | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

Songwriters watch huge public companies essentially given a pass on mergers and other anticompetitive activities that have a profound effect on the U.S. consumers.

A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

Timothy Stenovec

OUCH! $17 For 1 Million Plays On Pandora

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology

Now that's low. Cracker's 1993 hit "Low" had over 1.1 million plays on Pandora in the final three months of 2012, but David Lowery -- the co-found...

Adam Levine Honored by BMI at Annual Pop Awards

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's more of a reward than an award, but still, it's one of the most fun, private parties in Hollywood. It's the BMI Pop Music Awards, held in May at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; a venue that has served as the award's home for some time now.

After Three Decades A Crystal Clear Classic Still Soothes Broken Hearts

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

Sometimes the stories behind the music world's most memorable songs can be almost as compelling as the tunes themselves. Such is the case with Crystal Gayle's 1977 "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," an incredibly beautiful song that peaked exactly 35 years ago this week.

Reviving Paul Williams

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Still alive? Paul Williams seems to be defying time, as it were. He's still a practicing songwriter, and he's out on the hustings doing retail film promotion for a documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive, that he initially regretted saying "yes" to.

How Artists Get Paid for Internet Radio: An interview with Mike Huppe, President of SoundExchange (Part 1 of 2)

Chris Castle | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

When you hear a recording of a song, there are actually two distinct copyrights involved, the song (also called a "musical work") and the recording of the song.

How Restaurants Can Go Broke By Playing Music

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

There's a lot of overlap between restaurant lovers and music lovers, so it's not hard to imagine that, if you open a restaurant, you have a favorite b...

Among School Children

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Tamsin Smith

All the songs on this name-your-price collection represent a story-telling collaboration between The Great Unknown and America SCORES schoolchildren from five cities across the country.