ASCAP and Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants today (Sept. 1) announced a partnership to support emerging country music songwriters and artists. The new agreement will include integrated live performances, multiple philanthropic endeavors, mentorship programs, financial support for educational music programs, exposure to top music executives and a unique music experience for Logan’s Roadhouse patrons.
The Nashville based restaurant chain will also showcase an ASCAP-curated playlist in all of its 230 company-operated restaurants, which will feature emerging artists and independent artists. The playlist, which is already rolling out to restaurants in many states, will be updated over time.
ASCAP Vice President of Nashville Membership Michael Martin commented, “We are constantly striving for new and creative ways to help our talented members get the exposure they deserve. This agreement provides a unique opportunity to do just that.”
ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams said, “For music to thrive, it takes not only gifted songwriters dedicated to their craft and careers, but businesses who recognize and support the value of music. We are thrilled to form this alliance with the visionary folks at Logan’s Roadhouse, who are committed to fostering music discovery and appreciation throughout their communities. They are truly kindred spirits, and this unprecedented partnership will shine a new light on not only some of country music’s exciting new songwriter-artists, but on the powerful relationship between ASCAP and one of our important licensing customers.”
“ASCAP inspires a collaborative community of songwriters and musicians while working to insure those artists are compensated for their creative work sufficient to support their families,” said Sam Borgese, President and CEO of Logan’s Roadhouse, “and we are guided by likeminded core values that motivated us to form this alliance, supporting artists and creating unique experiences for our customers at the same time. With Nashville as our home, we have first-hand exposure to immense musical talent, and we are committed to creating new platforms for emerging songwriters and musicians in all of the communities we touch across the country—from small towns to big cities—through this alliance with ASCAP.”
Williams, Borgese, Martin and surprise guests will share more news about the alliance at a news conference on Sept. 15.