Peter Frampton, Rob Thomas, More To Perform At ASCAP’s ‘We Write The Songs’ Event

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• April 24, 2017

The ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress will present the ninth annual “We Write the Songs” event together at the historic Coolidge Auditorium in The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on April 25. The evening celebrates the gift by The ASCAP Foundation to the Library of Congress of the original manuscripts, lead sheets, lyrics sheets, photos and letters of some of America’s greatest songwriters.

Hosted by ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams, the evening will include performances by Peter Frampton and Gordon Kennedy (“Baby I Love Your Way” & “Change the World”), Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty (“Smooth”), Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman of The Hooters (“One of Us” & “Time After Time”), Ledisi (“Pieces of Me”) and young jazz composer and singer Camille Thurman.

The event takes place the night before ASCAP’s “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill April 26, when many of the “We Write the Songs” music creators will meet personally with legislators to discuss the challenges facing songwriters in the digital age and urge policymakers to update the outdated and overreaching federal regulations that govern how songwriters license their work.

“We Write the Songs” has become a Washington tradition and an exclusive ticket for legislative and cultural dignitaries, and is not open to the public.

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