ASCAP has today (September 14) announced that it will recognise the winners of its 2020 ASCAP Christian, Country and London Music Awards via social media.
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 social media. An official press release stated: "Fans and friends engaged with ASCAP Awards-related posts nearly 370,000 times for a total of 7.2 million social media impressions.”
Speaking about the launch, ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams said: "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. 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.”
Earlier in 2020, ASCAP eported record-breaking results for the fifth year in a row. The US collection society’s revenues hit $1.274 billion (£1.024bn) in 2019, a $47 million (£38m) increase over 2018.