ASCAP Nominee Celebration Luncheon @ The Four Seasons Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA
Celebrating the best in the business with a garden gala, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) did not disappoint with their annual pre-GRAMMY nominee luncheon. Despite intermittent threats of historic rainfall and chaotic road conditions, there’s was a flawless, fun, and classy event enjoyed by all.
President and Board Chairman Paul Williams, CEO Elizabeth Matthews. and ASCAP Senior Vice President of Membership (and ASCAP Foundation Executive Director) Nicole George-Middleton were all on hand to celebrate GRAMMY nominees including Lenny Kravitz (on the heels of receiving a Global Impact Award at the third annual Recording Academy Honors), Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Dan Nigro, Theron Thomas, Deputy, and others. Guests included Ashley Gorley, Autumn Rowe, Blessing Offor, Cimafunk, Fito Páez, Emily Warren, Natalia Lafourcade, Patti Austin, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and many more. Deejays D-Nice and DJ MOS did a fabulous job and had the room grooving and shaking, with spontaneous singalong moments sprinkled in that added to the jovial energy of the space.
With membership at almost 1,000,000 global songwriters, composers and music publishers representing the leading creative talents of today, ASCAP remains the only non-profit performing rights organization in the United States. Licensing a repertoire of over 19 million pieces of work to streaming, television, radio and satellite, platforms, as well as retail, hotel, club and bar businesses, ASCAP puts creators first by collecting licensing fees, and matching and processing annual performances in the trillions.
Following the annual nominee celebration, ASCAP members won GRAMMY Awards in 52 categories. More at: https://bit.ly/3SBldAM
- Andrea Beenham
Photo Credit: Lester Cohen / Getty Images for ASCAP