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ASCAP celebrates Black History Month

Honors songwriters, composers, innovators and icons

OW Staff Writer | 2/18/2021, 11 a.m.
ASCAP is paying homage to Black History Month...

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has a Black History Month campaign that will pay homage to a wide array of Black artists, songwriters, composers and their invaluable contributions to music, ASCAP and the world at large.

The month-long campaign features a dedicated webpage at www.ascap.com/bhm2021 spotlighting a different group of Black change-makers each week, with in-depth editorial pieces, daily social media posts featuring honorees or historical events, a playlist of Black music pioneers of all musical genres and the celebration of ASCAP’s 107th birthday.

“ASCAP is passionate about recognizing the contributions of Black songwriters and composers who have created music that has made an impact on our culture and the world,” said Nicole George-Middleton, ASCAP Senior Vice President, Membership. “During this month especially, it is our mission to shine the spotlight on ASCAP member pioneers, innovators and icons who have changed history, shaped music

as we know it and given us the songs we love so much.” ASCAP will highlight members of the organization who played key roles in important political, social and cultural movements that have had resounding effects on society. Distinguished ASCAP members who will be recognized include Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bob Marley.

ASCAP members who are breaking barriers and records and creating some of the most compelling works across the musical spectrum today will also be featured.

For more information, visit www.ascap.com/bhm2021 and follow along on social media, @ASCAPUrban on IG and @ASCAP on Facebook.