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Published on March 13th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


ASCAP Reprises Innovative Social Media Format For Spring 2021 Music Awards

ASCAP’s upcoming music awards will return to the organization’s social media channels this spring, offering fans, friends, and the music industry the chance to join in celebrating the success of ASCAP songwriters, composers, and publishers. ASCAP pioneered the popular format, which gives every winner the chance to share a personal speech, performance, photo, or video with an unlimited audience, creating a special and intimate “show” that brings the music community together in today’s virtual world.

ASCAP hosted all seven of its 2020 awards shows on @ASCAP Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, reimagining the event in an innovative way to shine a spotlight on music creators. Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Finneas O’Connell, Ariana Grande, DaBaby, Offset, Diplo, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Hans Zimmer, Marc Anthony, and Sebastián Yatra were among those who provided, commented on, or shared #ASCAPAwards content last year.

The ASCAP Latin Music Awards will launch #ASCAPAwards season on March 22, featuring urban sensation Farina as host. Following are dates for the four ASCAP Awards events taking place in spring 2021:

  • ASCAP Latin Music Awards: March 22 – 25
  • ASCAP Pop Music Awards: April 12 – 15
  • ASCAP Screen Music Awards: May 17 – 20
  • ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards: June 21 – 25

“While we look toward a future when we can all be together again in person, it is important for us to continue to find strength and community every way that we can,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams. “The ASCAP Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the music that is getting us through today’s challenges. We hope everyone will join us online to congratulate the creators of their favorite music.”

The ASCAP Awards recognize the songwriters, composers and publishers of the most performed songs and scores of the past year in various music genres. The winners of Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, Publisher of the Year and Composers’ Choice categories (for Screen Awards) will remain highlights of the online festivities.


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 800,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP, and on Facebook.

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