To kick off ASCAP Citizen, ASCAP’s socials will feature photos and videos with personal messages about voting from ASCAP members each day during the week of September 21. The initial list includes Jermaine Dupri, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Gos, John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday, Matt Berninger of The National, Brothers Osborne, Avenue Beat, Ingrid Michaelson, Joe Godino of The Menzingers, film composer Pinar Toprak, mxmtoon, Donna Missal and The Maine, among many others.
ASCAP will also amplify the “get out the vote” messages of other top members who are engaged in their own vote campaigns, including artists like Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Diplo, John Stamos and others partnered with HeadCount.
“We are music creators, from all walks of life. Our music has the power to change the world,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams. “That’s why we work so hard for it to be heard. Now, we need our votes to be heard. It’s time to embrace our role as ASCAP Citizens.”
As a non-partisan organization, Headcount uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. As part of ASCAP’s new partnership with HeadCount, anyone can visit headcount.org/ascap or text VOTER ASCAP to 40649 to register to vote or verify and update their voter registration status. ASCAP is also an official partner in National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 22). To extend the momentum of that effort, ASCAP will invite all music creators and fans to share their own ASCAP Citizen messages on social media using the hashtag #ASCAPCitizen to inspire their followers to register to vote ahead of upcoming state voter registration deadlines.
“This partnership celebrates the role of musicians and songwriters as citizens. We applaud ASCAP for its leadership in giving members all the resources they need to help turn out the vote,” said Andy Bernstein, HeadCount’s founder/Executive Director.
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