ASCAP Doles Out CashApproximately $2.7 million in cash awards for 2009-2010 has been made to writer members of ASCAP. 2/01/2010 7:00 AM Eastern
Approximately $2.7 million in cash awards for 2009-2010 has been made to writer members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by the Society's ASCAPlus Awards Panels (ascap.com/ascapplus). The purpose of these special awards is to reward writers whose works have a unique prestige value for which adequate compensation would not otherwise be received, and to compensate those writers whose works are performed substantially in media not surveyed by ASCAP. The panel includes choral conductor/arranger Judith Clurman, Star-Ledger (Newark) drama critic Peter Filichia, USA Today Nashville correspondent Brian Mansfield, music journalist Melinda Newman, radio personality Pat Prescott, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan H. Robert Reynolds and Time Out New York classical music editor Steve Smith.