• Ricky Skaggs to receive ASCAP Founders Award

    The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers will present its esteemed Founders Award to Ricky Skaggs for his lifetime contributions to the music business. One such recipient has been selected by ASCAP each year since 1984, and Skaggs will receive the honor at the

  • Songwriters Bill of Rights

    ASCAP, more fully known as The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, recently launched A Bill of Rights for Songwriters and Composers. The document contains 10 "core principles" that ASCAP hopes will serve to remind their members, the public,

  • Living Room Roundtable: ASCAP, IBMA, RIAA, NMPA

    There is much uncertainty in the business of music these days. The continuing decline of CD sales, the steadily increasing, but not sufficiently so, sales of digital downloads, the continuation of illegal music downloads, and rising price of gas,