Fact: Robin Thicke's controversial 2013 anthem Blurred Lines was named Song of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (23Apr14). Tom Petty was honoured with the Founders Award at the Loews Hollywood Hotel gala and hitmaker Max Martin was named Songwriter of the Year for Beauty and a Beat, Daylight and Roar, among other tunes, while fun. picked up Ascap's Vanguard Award.
Fact: Paul McCartney's son James, Katherine Heigl's husband Josh Kelley, David Gray and The All-American Rejects will be among the acts performing in Park City, Utah during the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. They will all perform at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe at the Rich Haines Gallery.
Fact: Country duo The Civil Wars will be honoured with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Vanguard Award at the 49th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards next month (06Nov11).
Fact: Country music legend Don Williams will be honoured with the prestigious Golden Note Award at the 49th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in November (11). Past recipients have included Garth Brooks, Lindsey Buckingham, Alan Jackson and Reba MCEntire.
Quote: "Honestly, I thought it was a joke. Song of the year? I can name a lot of songs that are better then my songs." Kelly Clarkson was stunned when she learned she'd be sharing the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)'s top honour with Mary J Blige on Wednesday night (18Apr07). Clarkson's Because Of You shared the honours with Blige's Be Without You.