Series Will Celebrate Contributions of Women in Music Industry
Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2013: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will kick off its 5th annual ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music series tomorrow in Los Angeles, CA at popular nightclub Bardot Hollywood. The series is designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, highlighting not only women songwriters and artists, but women working in all facets of the business, including managers, attorneys, label executives and music publishers. Following the event in Los Angeles, the series will move to New York, NY on October 23rd and Atlanta, GA on October 29th.
Each of the three events will feature three or four honorees and a moderator. Los Angeles honorees include Grammy Award-winning recording artist Melanie Fiona, recording artist and actress LeToya Luckett, songwriter Andrea Martin and Title 9 Productions Founder and CEO Carmen Murray. Each of these women will be presented with a special memento in recognition of their contributions to music. Previous honorees include, but are not limited to, Beverly Bond, Sheila E., Siedah Garrett, Goapele, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Ledisi, Janelle Monáe, Monica, Kelly Rowland and Mona Scott-Young. The evening will be moderated by Billboard Senior Editor Gail Mitchell, and feature special performances by honorees Melanie Fiona and Andrea Martin. Malibu Red, The New Nasty and Cupcake Stiletto are sponsoring the event.
“We’ve celebrated some truly incredible and deserving women since our inaugural Women Behind the Music event four years ago, and this year is no different,” said ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George-Middleton. “Each of our honorees this year has contributed immensely across all areas of the music business, and their hard work and dedication is truly inspiring.”
The Los Angeles Women Behind the Music event will take place on October 8th at Bardot Hollywood, located at 1737 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028, from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Age 21 and over only. Space is limited and RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 over 470,000 members representing more than 8.5 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. www.ascap.com
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