ASCAP will return to a social media format for its spring 2021 season of music awards.
The performance rights organization will kick off this year’s award season with the ASCAP Latin Music Awards, which will be celebrated across four days, from March 22-25, on ASCAP’s social media channels.
They will be followed by the ASCAP Pop Music Awards April 12 – 15; the ASCAP Screen Music Awards May 17 – 20; and the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards: June 21 – 25.
The Latin music awards will be hosted by Colombian singer, rapper and songwriter Farina, who will lead several days of programming that allow every winner the chance to share a personal speech, performance, photo or video with an unlimited audience.
Due to Covid, format will be replicated in all four Spring awards.
“While we look toward a future when we can all be together again in person, it is important for us to continue to find strength and community every way that we can,” said ASCAP chairman of the board and president Paul Williams in a statement. “The ASCAP Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the music that is getting us through today’s challenges.”
The ASCAP Awards recognize the songwriters, composers and publishers of the most performed songs and scores of the past year in multiple music genres. Major awards include Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year.