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ASCAP Levels Lawsuit Against Sixth Street Music Venue the Nook
Venue sued over non-payment of songwriter royalties
"...ASCAP, the performance rights organization that represents over 700,000 songwriters,..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Austin soldiers on beyond SXSW with hot rods, SPAM, and puking
"...the tony Town Lake-side hotel's ballroom hosts the first-ever ASCAP membership meeting -- kind of like a stockholder's gathering..."

April 11, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

A Commercial Venture
Preempting Shania Twain
"...the old network never did: those from BMI and ASCAP. Anywhere music is being played, BMI and ASCAP, which..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Hot Line to Jesus
Edison's Speaking Phonograph
"...that fee to pay royalties to its parent organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC - although how much of that..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Psychographical Communities
Internet Radio: Sounds Heard 'Round the World
"...Britain's Performing Rights Society -- essentially their equivalent of BMI/ASCAP), the gang at Pirate Radio's InterFace offshoot are free..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

They Call Him Blowfly
And he's at the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival tonight
"...Wikipedia tells us, as when songwriter and then-president of ASCAP Stanley Adams sued Blowfly for spoofing Adams' "What a..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pennies From Heaven
The new streaming economy is here, with or without royalties
"...performance royalties are commonly collected through performance rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC). For noninteractive streaming services (Pandora, webcasts, Internet..."

May 18, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Culture Flash!
Stephen Mills makes a dance for ABT, and Elizabeth Crist wins an honor from ASCAP
"...of Composers, Authors & Publishers in the 37th annual ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast, and new media..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Humor, Introspection, Ecstasy
UT Composer Dan Welcher is one step away from greatness.
"...Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the American Music Center, and ASCAP...."

April 13, 2001 Music Feature by Robert Faires

Here Comes a Regular
The dark world-view of Jeff Klein
"...well, bringing him to the attention of song publisher ASCAP, which invited him to play at their 1999 South..."

March 2, 2001 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Dancing About Architecture
FCC raids shuts down the third and last local microradio station.
"...On Tuesday, First will recieve the first annual Heineken AMPT/ASCAP Recognition Award for "contributions of key nonperforming players in..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SXSW News: Thursday
"...South by Southwest chaos by last Sunday, via an ASCAP party for filmmakers (I guess I always misunderstood exactly..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
The Warden of the Asylum
" she's taken the position of regional representative for ASCAP, wherein she says she'll "help artists learn about ASCAP..."

May 8, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SongwritingWith:Soldiers Helps Write the War After the War
Darden Smith, Mary Gauthier, and other songwriters combat PTSD one song at a time
"...with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) to receive proper co-writing credit on their songs...."

Nov. 1, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...this winner of multiple awards (Prix Lili Boulanger, the Nissim/ASCAP Orchestral Composition Prize, first prize in the Concordia Chamber..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Music Review: Rico Nasty/Tierra Whack/Dreezy
Three of the many women in hip-hop clawing new self-expression
"...they clawed at new avenues for self-expression and representation. ASCAP Showcase: Rico Nasty, Tierra Whack, and Dreezy Thursday, March..."

March 15, 2019 SXSW Post by Alejandra Ramirez

SXSW Music News: Mitch Ballard Named Head of BMI’s New Austin Office
Texas governor welcomes performance rights organization
"...During the event, Steinberg clarified that the creative office..."

March 13, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

BMI to Open Austin Office
Performance rights organization landing locally in 2019
"...1939, stands for Broadcast Music Inc. Along with competitors ASCAP and SESAC, it collects licensing fees for songwriters and..."

Nov. 8, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin Angles for BMI
Music leaders court performance rights organization, plus a requiem for Draylen Mason
"...only draw publishers here, but the other PROs like ASCAP and SESAC may not be far behind." A Requiem..."

March 30, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Ta-Nehisi Coates for SXSW 2018
Plus Teen Vogue, The Daily Show, and Charlie Rose
"...confirmed, but the new list includes a BMI- and ASCAP-winning, Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominated name you may not recognize...."

Aug. 30, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Whole Lot of Rockin' Goin' On
Linda Gail Lewis received her first piano lesson from her brother at 40
"...40 country hit, "Smile, Somebody Loves You," won an ASCAP award, but her piano playing remained primarily a songwriting..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Culture Connectors
The 2013 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...the award-winning composer – the Prix Lili Boulanger, the Nissim/ASCAP Orchestral Composition Prize, first prize in the Concordia Chamber..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

On the Bus Again
On the eve of turning 80, Willie Nelson's still calling the tune
"...early in the evening at the Moody that an ASCAP executive introduced the Royals to a young Raphael prior..."

April 12, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Yassine Sixth Street Noir
Legends, rumors, unpaid taxes ... and coke on the side
" bars – and then in 2007 and 2008, ASCAP went after them for unpaid royalties. Add to that..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Imaginary Invalid
City Theatre's satire can't decide what – or when – it wants to be
"...Streisand hit "Evergreen" and receives a cease-and-desist letter from ASCAP – they're delightful, but just as many appear to..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Spinning Flavor
The MALI conference celebrates a decade of diversity
"...and other things; and such nitty-gritty workshops as Texas ASCAP rep Velia Gonzalez on Receiving Royalties and Fiona Zedde..."

May 20, 2011 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Forte at Forty
Thriving under Jack Allen's leadership, KMFA endures as Classically Austin radio
"...features female composers; Knowing the Score, winner of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Broadcast Award; Classical Guitar Alive, which was recently..."

July 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Gregor

Hustle and Snow
At Sundance, the proving ground just got a lot more slippery
"...first event on my schedule after arrival was an ASCAP music showcase by my new current addiction Rufus Wainwright,..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cured HAAM
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is now served
"...Meanwhile, national organizations like music publishers BMI and ASCAP offer support for their members through MusicPro Insurance. With..."

May 13, 2005 Music Feature by Matt Dentler

Friday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...Berkeley's recent Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award was well-earned from ASCAP. – Andy LangerDAVID RYAN HARRIS8pm, Cedar Street Courtyard Like..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

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