ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present Multiplatinum, award-winning pop star and songwriter Meghan Trainor with its ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 34th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards Thursday, May 18. The same evening, ASCAP will also recognize acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren with its prestigious Founders Award. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2016, takes place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.
The ASCAP Vanguard Award recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music. Previous ASCAP Vanguard Award honorees include Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk, Sara Bareilles, Diplo, fun., Jack Johnson, the Killers, Modest Mouse, the Strokes, St. Vincent and Walk the Moon.
"Meghan has made incomparable strides in her career in the time that I've known her, but it has always been clear that her talent would take her above and beyond the pop charts," said ASCAP EVP of Membership John Titta. "Whether she's writing chart-topping songs for herself or someone else, we can't wait to hear what Meghan does next."
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