Jay-Z, Rick James Honored By Ascap

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

(ASCAP) will honor Jay-Z and Rick James with the performance agency’s Golden Note

Award during the 17th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Awards.

The invitation-only awards dinner will take

place June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The

event honors the top R&B and Hip-Hop songwriters and publishers that belong

to the performing rights organization, which turns 90 years old this year.

The Golden Note Award is one of the most prestigious

honors that a member of

ASCAP can receive. Past songwriters that have

received the award include

Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Sean "P. Diddy"

Combs, Garth Brooks, Jose Feliciano, Tom Petty, Elton John, and Jimmy Jam and

Terry Lewis and others.

The event will also honor ASCAP’s "Songwriter

of the Year," "Publisher of the Year," "Top Rap Song of

the Year" and will feature performances by several award-winning songwriters

and artists.

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