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April 7, 2008 | Geoff Boucher
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.
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January 29, 2014 | By Times staff writers
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw (seven nominations), and Keith Urban (six nominations) lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The following is a complete list of nominees: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton George Strait Taylor Swift   MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Lee Brice Luke Bryan Blake Shelton Keith Urban         FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Sheryl Crow Miranda Lambert Kacey Musgraves Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood   VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Big & Rich Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft Thompson Square   VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)
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June 19, 2013 | By David Ng
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the L.A. Chamber Orchestra were among the 18 classical-music ensembles honored this week at the annual awards presented by the League of American Orchestras and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). But neither orchestra received the top prizes, which went to the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its commitment to American music, and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for innovative programming. The prizes were handed out at the annual shindig of American orchestras, which is being held in St. Louis.
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June 19, 2013 | By David Ng
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the L.A. Chamber Orchestra were among the 18 classical-music ensembles honored this week at the annual awards presented by the League of American Orchestras and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). But neither orchestra received the top prizes, which went to the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its commitment to American music, and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for innovative programming. The prizes were handed out at the annual shindig of American orchestras, which is being held in St. Louis.
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April 8, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
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.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
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.
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August 5, 1989
As a member of the creative community and as president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), I am deeply concerned about congressional actions that would bar federal funds to art deemed obscene, indecent or offensive. Government funding through the National Endowment for the Arts has worked--it has encouraged creativity. I had a first-hand view of this process when I served on the NEA music panel during its early years. Government dictation of standards for deciding which artworks are acceptable for public funding was unimaginable then, as it should be now. MORTON GOULD President, ASCAP New York
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1989
One point overlooked in the ASCAP/BMI licensing fees article is this: Radio stations traditionally receive "promo" copies of music to broadcast to the buying public. Radio does pay ASCAP/BMI but generally has not also had to pay for the privilege to present the music. Anyway, dance-exercise businesses and individuals are required to purchase both licensing fees and the records or cassettes or CDs. Isn't the dance-exercise student exposed to musical artists this way? Where's our promo copies?
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January 29, 2014 | By Times staff writers
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw (seven nominations), and Keith Urban (six nominations) lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The following is a complete list of nominees: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton George Strait Taylor Swift   MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Lee Brice Luke Bryan Blake Shelton Keith Urban         FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Sheryl Crow Miranda Lambert Kacey Musgraves Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood   VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Big & Rich Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft Thompson Square   VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)
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December 5, 1992
As a contemporary composer and ASCAP member, I personally appreciate the exposure of new music that KUSC promotes. I am also a music educator, and I cannot applaud Grice enough for her championing of music education in schools. Many of my students have become avid listeners and lovers of classical music because of her. JOHN MICHAEL LUTHER, Long Beach
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By Susan Denley
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.
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November 14, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
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."
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April 8, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2008 | Geoff Boucher
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.
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May 20, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
If you thought you heard "The Way It Is" a lot last year, ASCAP has this word: You're right. The song licensing organization, which tracks radio, television and jukebox play, has named Bruce Hornsby's first hit the most-performed song of 1987 (actually, the survey period is Oct. 1, 1986 to Sept. 30, 1987.
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April 2, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
If the recording industry is in such trouble, why are so many people still trying to get in? The question springs to mind as the second annual ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo, set for April 19 to 21, fast approaches. Registration for this year's expo has already surpassed last year's attendance of songwriters and musicians.
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December 24, 2003 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Pacific Serenades, the Los Angeles-based chamber music ensemble founded in 1982 by composer Mark Carlson, has won the prestigious 2003 Chamber Music America/ASCAP award for adventurous programming. The award, which includes a cash prize that varies yearly, is given by Chamber Music America and the performance rights organization to ensembles, presenters and festivals that are committed to programming contemporary chamber music, especially works written since 1980.
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