Published On: Thu, Feb 20th, 2014

36th ASCAP Christian Music Awards to Be Held Monday, May 5th at the Franklin Theatre

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Pictured (l-r): 2013 ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year Matthew West, Songwriter of the Year Ben Glover, Founders Award Honoree Phil Keaggy and Publisher of the Year Capitol CMG’s Casey McGinty. Photo by Ed Rode.

36TH ASCAP CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS TO BE HELD MONDAY, MAY 5TH AT THE FRANKLIN THEATRE

Nashville, Tenn., February 20, 2014: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will celebrate the 36th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN. Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan, who jointly lead ASCAP Nashville’s membership office, will lead the creative team in presenting awards to the writers and publishers of the most performed songs in Christian music, along with ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams. The invitation-only event will feature special performances by some of today’s most popular artists and songwriters in the genre, and will culminate in the announcements of Christian Music Songwriter of the Year, Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year. Recent ASCAP Christian Music Awards winners include Ben Glover, Matthew West, Brown Bannister, Michael Bleeker, Jeremy Camp, Dan Muckala, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Josh Wilson and many more.

About ASCAP

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 500,000 members representing over 9 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.

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