ASCAP announced today that it will recognize the winners of its 2020 ASCAP Christian, Country and London Music Awards using the popular social media format it pioneered earlier this year. Beginning in October and continuing through mid-November, each event will take over ASCAP's social media channels with exclusive photos, performances and video acceptance speeches shared by top songwriters, composers and publishers.
The ASCAP Awards will take place on the following dates:
ASCAP Christian Music Awards: October 7 - 8
ASCAP London Music Awards: October 21 - 22
ASCAP Country Music Awards: November 9 - 12
In June and July, ASCAP hosted its Pop, Screen, Latin and Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on social media, giving the public a rare chance to participate in what are usually invitation-only events. Fans and friends engaged with ASCAP Awards-related posts nearly 370,000 times for a total of 7.2 million social media impressions.
"As we saw in June and July, these virtual awards events give us a much-needed reason to smile, laugh and celebrate together during this difficult time," said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams. "It is beautiful to see the outpouring of love and support as friends, family and fans cheer on the creators behind their favorite songs. Our members are the heart and soul of ASCAP, and we look forward to honoring the outstanding contributions of our Christian, Country and London-based songwriters this fall."
Each event will use the hashtag #ASCAPAwards on @ASCAP across all social media channels. Spotlight award show moments including Songwriter of the Year, Songwriter-Artist of the Year, Publisher of the Year and Song of the Year will remain major highlights during the online festivities.