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Tom Petty to Receive Founders Award


The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Tom Petty of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) with its Founders Awards during its April 23 Pop Music Awards gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of the most performed songs of 2013. Past Founders Award winners have include Burt Bacharach of Local 47 and Hal David, Elvis Costello of Local 802 (New York City), Joni Mitchell of Local 47, James Taylor of Local 802, Tom Waits of Local 47, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Local 76-493 (Seattle, WA), Stevie Wonder of Local 5 (Detroit, MI), and Neil Young of Local 47.

“Tom is the very definition of an American music icon. Not only is he one of the most admired and beloved songwriters of our time, his music continues to be a major influence and inspiration to new generations of songwriters today,” says ASCAP President and Chair Paul Williams, a member of Local 47.

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