Organized by the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul department, this event aims to recognize and uplift female trailblazers in the music community, honoring outstanding songwriters, artists, and executives across the industry.
“…impactful leadership, artistic contributions, and overall influence…”
Distinguished industry leaders celebrated this year included Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Summer Walker, LVRN Executive Vice President and General Manager Amber Grimes, and Atlantic Records Senior Director of A&R Sammye-Ruth Scott for their impactful leadership, artistic contributions, and overall influence on the music industry.
The honorees were presented with personalized plaques during the prestigious event by Nicole George-Middleton, ASCAP Senior Vice President of Membership and ASCAP Foundation Executive Director. The evening was accompanied by a delightful reception, featuring music curated by DJ Tee Y.
Notable past honorees of the ASCAP Women Behind the Music event include Grammy-winning singer-songwriters Kandi Burruss and Kelly Rowland, Roc Nation Co-President Shari Bryant, Grammy-winning artist and songwriter Joelle James, Co-Head of A&R at Interscope Geffen Nicole Wyskoarko, hip-hop legends Salt-N-Pepa, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriters Jazmine Sullivan and Victoria Monét, legendary musician and singer Sheila E., Capitol Records Vice President of Artist Relations Brittney Davis, Grammy-winning production and songwriting duo Nova Wav, EVP and Head of Urban Music at Columbia Records Phylicia Fant, and more.
ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, stands as a membership association representing over 950,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Founded and governed by music creators, ASCAP is the sole performing rights organization in the U.S. operating on a not-for-profit basis. With a vast repertory of over 18 million musical works, ASCAP licenses businesses worldwide, including streaming services, cable television, radio, satellite radio, as well as brick-and-mortar establishments such as retail stores, hotels, clubs, restaurants, and bars.
ASCAP plays a crucial role in collecting licensing fees, identifying, matching, and processing trillions of performances annually, ensuring that nearly 90 cents of every dollar is returned to its members as royalties. The ASCAP blanket license provides an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the rights of songwriters and composers to be compensated fairly.
Putting music creators first, ASCAP advocates for their rights and the value of music on Capitol Hill, drives industry innovation, builds a supportive community, and provides the necessary resources for creators to thrive in their careers. Stay connected with ASCAP at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP, and on Facebook.
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