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    Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:03:23

    Trent Reznor to Receive ASCAP Golden Note - The event takes place April 18

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    Good news for Trent Reznor.

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor revolutionary songwriter and composer Trent Reznor with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award during its 29th Annual Pop Music Awards, April 18, 2012, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The invitation-only gala will also honor the top songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2011.

    Congrats, Trent! We are so happy you are being recognized.

    The ASCAP Golden Note Award is presented to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include Elton John, Quincy Jones, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Lionel Richie.

    "As the creative genius behind the pioneering industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails and one of the most innovative and cutting-edge songwriter-composers of any genre, Trent Reznor continues to blaze trails into uncharted musical territory," said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. "We're thrilled to honor him with the prestigious Golden Note Award for his achievements in songwriting and his award-winning film scores."

    As previously announced, ASCAP will present legendary songwriter Carly Simon with its Founders Award at the Pop Music Awards, to honor her pioneering contributions to music and her work that will continue to inspire generations to come. The Pop Music Awards will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2011. Top awards will be given to Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the year, in addition to the presentation of the ASCAP Vanguard Award, which recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music.

    The 29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards will kick-off the 7th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, a three-day conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. The EXPO covers all genres of music and includes panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more. The EXPO will take place April 19-21, 2012, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/.

    Who is your favorite songwriter?

    —Carly Costello
    03.27.12



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