ASCAP Launches Green Theme Song Contest for Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the only US performing rights organization (PRO) that operates as a not-for-profit, announced the Green Theme Song ContestPowered by Studio Green @ ASCAP. Harnessing the passion and creativity of the songwriting community to raise awareness, the contest marks the public launch of Studio Green @ ASCAP, the PRO’s environmental sustainability initiative. Music creators are invited to submit an environmentally-inspired song for a chance to win a $1,000 prize and have their song featured as the Studio Green @ ASCAP theme music for special episodes of VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast

A panel of ASCAP hitmakers from Champagne Therapy Music Group will select the winning song. Contest judges include: Grammy-nominated writer-producer Tommy Brown (“thank u, next” by Ariana Grande and “Holy (feat. Chance The Rapper)” by Justin Bieber); multi-platinum, Grammy-winning songwriter Melanie Fontana (“Weapons” by Ava Max and “Boy with Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS) and chart-topping writer-producer Mr. Franks (“positions” by Ariana Grande and "Better (feat. Yo Gotti)" by Meghan Trainor).

Studio Green @ ASCAP is an employee-driven initiative to help educate the ASCAP community about environmental issues, connect music creators with resources to help them live and create more sustainably and reduce ASCAP’s carbon footprint.

Submissions for the Green Theme Song Contest, Powered by Studio Green @ ASCAP, are now open to eligible ASCAP members through midnight PT the night of May 19, 2023. To enter the contest or view the terms and conditions, please visit www.ascap.com/greentheme