Kelly Clarkson has renewed her agreement with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
Clarkson’s relationship with ASCAP stretches back to the beginnings of her music career, when the head of ASCAP’s Nashville office, Connie Bradley, signed her to the society in 2003. Later that year Clarkson’s debut album Thankful entered the US charts at No.1.
“Kelly Clarkson is the total package,” said ASCAP EVP of membership John Titta. “She’s an incredible songwriter, a powerhouse vocalist and a creator who constantly seeks to push her artistry into new territory. Radio listeners love her and we are thrilled to represent her music worldwide. We can’t wait to hear what comes next.”
The announcement comes a week after Katy Perry announced that she too had extended her partnership with the society.
ASCAP was in my corner before anyone knew who I was,” said Perry. “That’s one of the many reasons I’m loyal to them. They’ve always believed in me and my music, and they’re great at supporting and protecting their members. ASCAP’s a vital part of my team.”