Industry Ink: ASCAP, Brickshore Media, SESAC

ASCAP Holds “We Write The Songs” Event In Washington, D.C.

Brandy Clark

The ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress jointly held the tenth annual “We Write the Songs” event at the historic Coolidge Auditorium in The Library of Congress in
Washington, D.C. As part of this special event, hosted by Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden and ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams, ASCAP songwriters donated manuscripts, lead sheets, lyrics sheets, photos and letters to the library.

Among those taking part were Sen. Lamar Alexander, Brandy Clark, Rep. Doug Collins, Johnta Austin, Rep. Lacy Clay, Michael McDonald, Rep. Joe Crowley, Suzanne Vega, Sen. Tim Kaine, Jason Mraz, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Mike Love, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senators Dean Heller, Mike Enzi, Pat Roberts and Rand Paul and Representatives Ted Lieu, Ami Bera, Billy Long, Bob Goodlatte, Lamar Smith, Martha Roby, Steve Cohen, Marsha Blackburn and more.

Brickshore Media Adds To Roster

Brickshore Media has added Ashton Shepherd to its roster for exclusive PR representation. This South Alabama native is back in the limelight with an upcoming tour and new music to be released later this year. She will also be a part of this year’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville where she will be signing autographs and performing throughout the event.


SESAC Writers Perform At Bluebird Cafe

Pictured (L-R): SESAC songwriters Matt McGinn and Allison Veltz Cruz; Manager of Creative Services Lydia Schultz; songwriters Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan of Seaforth; VP of Creative Services Shannan Hatch; and songwriter Michael Whitworth.

SESAC affiliate songwriters recently performed a stellar round at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.



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