As part of the ASCAP Presents Heineken
R&B Ampt Music Series of regional showcases, four up-and-coming artists
will be performing at The Cotton Club (152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA) in Atlanta
on Monday, September 30, 2002. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The show starts at 8:00
PM. The artist line-up includes LaMajic, Transcendental Funk, Heston and LaTocha
Scott (formerly of Xscape). The evening will also include a special presentation
by Cody ChestnuTT and guest performances by Eric Anthony, Gabrielle and Rudy
The ASCAP Presents Heineken R&B Ampt
Music Series made its debut at S.O.B.s in New York City on September 24.
The showcase series is designed to bring deserving R&B songwriters and artists
to the attention of both the music industry and the public, in line with ASCAP’s
longstanding commitment to developing new musical talent and Heineken USAs
efforts to support performing arts.
A highlight of the evening will be the special
presentation by ChestnuTT to erika bryant, the Atlanta-based winner of The Heineken
Music Initiative/The ASCAP Foundation R&B Grant program. This newly-created
grant program, launched last March, is designed to assist emerging R&B songwriters
further their careers, and will benefit up-and-coming songwriters in key music
markets across the country (New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Miami).
The winning songwriter from each of the markets will be awarded a $3,500 grant.
The R&B Grant program complements the ASCAP Presents . Heineken R&B
Ampt Music Series by spotlighting deserving R&B songwriters for special
We are delighted that Heineken USA has
teamed with us to help focus attention on deserving R&B artists, said
Jeanie Weems, ASCAP VP Creative & Film/TV Special Projects. Through
these showcases and The Heineken Music Initiative/The ASCAP Foundation R&B
Grant program, ASCAP is able to continue its commitment to nurturing and developing
new musical talent in the R&B genre. I am especially pleased to congratulate
erika bryant, the Atlanta recipient of the $3,500 R&B grant.
Heineken USA, Inc., the nation’s largest beer
importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. (Netherlands), which is the world’s
second-largest brewer. Brands imported into the U.S. include: Heineken Lager,
the world’s most international beer brand; Heineken Special Dark, Amstel Light,
the largest-selling imported light beer brand; Murphy’s Irish Stout; Murphy’s
Irish Amber, the only authentically Irish amber imported to the U.S., and Buckler
ASCAP is a membership association of over 140,000
composers, songwriters and music publishers of all genres of music. ASCAP members
are the dominant creative force in music. ASCAP songwriters secured ninety percent
of the Top Ten R&B and Rap singles based on Billboards 2001-year end
charts. The worlds largest performing rights organization, ASCAP protects
the rights of its members by licensing and collecting royalties for the public
performance of their copyrighted works. ASCAP is the only performing rights
organization whose Board of Directors is made up solely of writers and publishers
elected by the membership.