ASCAP Announces 'Women Behind the Music' Sessions

Get inspired by some of the most powerful women in the music business. Join ASCAP next Wednesday for Women Behind the Music: Homecoming Edition, a celebration of women HBCU grads who have gone on to great things in the music industry, hosted by ASCAP’s own SVP of Membership Nicole George-Middleton.

You’ll get to know three incredible women whose talent, drive and passion have powered some of today’s most popular music. Hear their unique stories of rising to the top of their class in a male-dominated industry, and the lessons they learned along the way. In honor of Homecoming month, they’ll also share how being proud alums of historically Black colleges and universities has shaped them as people and professionals.

RSVP to get the access link to watch next week on October 27 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT, and be the first to know about upcoming ASCAP Experience programming.

Honoring the Women Behind the Hits

ASCAP Homecoming SZN
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul will host several other Homecoming SZN virtual events throughout the week of October 25:

October 25-29 (ongoing) – “Who's on the Yard”
@ASCAPUrban Instagram

ASCAP “Who’s on The Yard” will recognize notable HBCU alumni in the entertainment industry on @ASCAPUrban Instagram, including 2 Chainz, Erykah Badu, Killer Mike, Lionel Richie, Roberta Flack, Sean Combs and more.

October 25 at 4:00 PM ET / 1PM PT – “Creating Your Own Lane”
Where: RSVP to attend

ASCAP Rhythm & Soul invites students enrolled in HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to this live virtual session which will illustrate how independent artists without major label backing can be successful. Speakers include artist manager Andre Rodriguez; CD Baby Vice President of Business Development and Licensing Jon Bahr; YouTube Music Artist Relations Manager Rachel Jackson; Big Noise Music Group SVP Sync Strategy Jess Furman; artist Logan Mize and moderator Bob Celestin, Esq., Owner of Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin.

October 29 at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT– “Meet the Graduates”
Where: @ASCAPUrban Instagram

Music executives who graduated from HBCUs will share their path to success from student to executive, as well as their favorite HBCU memories and the most popular songs and dances during their college careers. Speakers include Kobie Brown, Vice President, Licensing & Business Affairs Administration, Sony Music Entertainment and Morehouse College alum; John Rose, Associate Attorney, Fox Rothschild and Hampton University alum; and Samantha “Baby Sam” Selolwane, Head of Promotion at RCA Records and Morgan State University alum. C. DeVone, an alum of Howard University, moderates the panel.