ASCAP Selects Unsigned Writers for Year-long Program

Pictured: ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan (third from left) with 2015 ASCAP GPS participants (l-r) Carlton Anderson, Jeremy Crady, Nick Columbia, Maggie Delone, Jeff Anderson, Casey Weston, Jared Scott, Vanessa Branson, Ben Goldsmith, Jordan Schmidt, Carmen Brandy, Tyler Flowers, Thomas Finchum and CayleeAnna Hammack. Not pictured: Hannah Ellis, Jilian Linklater and Daphne Willis.

Pictured: (L-R): Carlton Anderson, Jeremy Crady, LeAnn Phelan (ASCAP), Nick Columbia, Maggie Delone, Jeff Anderson, Casey Weston, Jared Scott, Vanessa Branson, Ben Goldsmith, Jordan Schmidt, Carmen Brandy, Tyler Flowers, Thomas Finchum and CayleeAnna Hammack. Not pictured: Hannah Ellis, Jilian Linklater and Daphne Willis.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced the talented unsigned songwriters that will make up the ASCAP Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters (GPS) Project Class of 2015.

Now in its fifth year, the GPS Project aims to display unsigned writers for our publishing community. Throughout the project, songwriters are paired with publishers for one meeting a month along with a follow-up for critiquing and networking. Additional special activities will include a songwriters round, networking events and guidance from attorneys and other industry influentials.

“We have to remain focused on writer development, not just at ASCAP, but as a music community,” commented ASCAP Senior Creative Director LeAnn Phelan. “​GPS gives deserving young writers an opportunity to learn from the best publishers in the world. ​​It’s really that simple. The publishers do an incredible job and I’m grateful for their participation.”

The 2015 ASCAP GPS Project kicked off in January and will continue throughout the year.

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