April 19, 2013 |
Guests at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood on Wednesday were told that the dress code was "creative black tie. " That left a lot of fashion running room, and the musical crowd turned up in such attire as evening gowns and black jeans, Ellen Olivier of Society News L.A. reports. RaeLynn of "The Voice" wore a fun cocktail dress with corset by designers Ani & Ari. [Society News L.A.] Adidas, which helps sponsor the Boston Marathon, has unveiled a limited edition T-shirt that will be sold to benefit the One Fund Boston , established to help people affected by the bombings on Monday.
November 14, 2010 |
Supporters of the ASCAP Foundation paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim at an intimate Nov. 7 gathering at the Beverly Hills home of Marilyn and Alan Bergman, the Academy Award-winning lyricists for such classic songs as "The Way We Were" and "The Windmills of Your Mind. " "In a town where the world 'genius' is bandied about so easily, it is truly an honor to stand in the presence of an actual genius," said "Desperate Housewives" producer Marc Cherry, glancing toward Sondheim, as he chatted with guests.
September 29, 2010 |
In a ruling that has the potential to affect many websites that stream music, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said a lower court's method for calculating music royalties were flawed. The case involves a dispute over how much Yahoo and RealNetworks should have to pay the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in royalties for the ability to stream music on their websites. ASCAP collects performance royalties from radio stations and other businesses that play music on behalf of songwriters and then distributes the payments to the artists.
June 29, 2009 |
It was a night meant to honor the top songwriters and publishers of 2008, and it did. Winners shuffled to the stage Friday at ASCAP's 22nd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, posing for photos as they clutched onto their trophies. But it was also the night after Michael Jackson's death, and the ASCAP ceremony at the Beverly Hilton took on the feel of a tribute, with Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Berry Gordy and more paying their respects to the fallen pop icon. The event began with a moment of silence in honor of the "King of Pop."
April 8, 2009 |
Three-time Academy Award-winning songwriter Marilyn Bergman announced on Tuesday her resignation as president and chairman of the board of ASCAP, the firm that collects royalties on behalf of composers and copyright owners, to pursue other projects. Bergman, the first woman to be elected to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers board, will continue serving as a board member. During her 15-year tenure, Bergman helped lead ASCAP to several legislative victories, including the Supreme Court's decision in 2003 to uphold the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended copyright protection to the life of the author plus 70 years.
April 7, 2008 |
This week is already off to a big start for Fergie -- she was scheduled to perform Sunday night at the all-star "Idol Gives Back" concert and join her classic-rock heroines in Heart on their "Barracuda. " "My plan," Fergie said Friday afternoon, "is to get my inner rock chick on. " Stepping on any stage under the "American Idol" banner is a major deal these days, but Fergie said she was equally excited about a different Kodak Theatre event: At the ASCAP 25th annual Pop Music Awards on Wednesday night, she is poised to pick up major honors.