ASCAP Hires Jessica Draper

ASCAP has hired former Performing Songwriter Music Editor Jessica Draper as Manager, Creative Services for its Nashville branch.

She had served at the magazine since 2008 and worked there until it ceased publcation in June 2009. Her other career stops include time as a Public Relations Associate at classical music PR and artist management firm Kirshbaum Demler & Associates in New York City. The MTSU graduate’s background also includes internships in Nashville at Larga Vista Music publishing, and publicity firm Schmidt Relations.

“Jessica’s knowledge of the industry on both the creative and business side will prove an immediate asset to our team,” said Tim DuBois, VP and Managing Executive of operations at ASCAP Nashville. “I am very pleased to welcome her into the ASCAP family.”

“I am delighted to join this vibrantly talented creative team and remarkable organization,” added Draper. “I have long known ASCAP as one of the foremost advocates of songwriters–and of the interests of the music community as a whole–and I look forward to serving and supporting our writer and publisher members in this capacity.”

She can be reached at or 615-742-5073.


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