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Tears and laughter at ASCAP’s London Awards

By Ray Bennett Songwriter Jim Duguid, who was named songwriter of the year along with Alex Clare for Clare’s double platinum hit “Too Close”, brought down the house at the 34th Annual ASCAP Awards London gala at Grosvenor House on … Continue reading

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Sara Andon wafts away with the Krakow film music fest

By Ray Bennett One of the delights of the Krakow Film Music Festival this week has been that guests at the Holiday Inn in the city centre were treated daily to the gorgeous sound of a flute that wafted up … Continue reading

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Krakow film music fest celebrates ASCAP’s centennial

By Ray Bennett The Krakow Film Music Festival celebrated ASCAP’s 100th anniversary Sunday night with an enthralling concert of movie scores by composers including Patrick Doyle, Elliot Goldenthal, Dario Marianelli and Hans Zimmer, who were all on hand for the … Continue reading

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Krakow Film Music Festival gets under way

By Ray Bennett The 7th edition of the Krakow Film Music Festival, which began in the Polish city on Thursday, has tripled the number of tickets sold to 30,000 this year, organisers said.

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McCartney, Coldplay winners at ASCAP London awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Paul McCartney was named songwriter of the year at the 29th annual ASCAP Awards in London on Wednesday night, as Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” won song of the year and Universal Music collected the publisher … Continue reading

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Ashford and Simpson reach out and touch at ASCAP Awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Detroit’s Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson had a ballroom full of songwriters, musicians and music industry executives on their feet tonight at the UK ASCAP awards performing several of their hits including “Reach Out and … Continue reading

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Charles Strouse earns his applause at the ASCAP awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – No matter their age nor how well they sing, there is something magical in songwriters performing their own tunes. Broadway veteran Charles Strouse (pictured), who turns 80 next year, proved that at the 2007 ASCAP … Continue reading

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