Jermaine Dupri To Be Honored During Soul Train Music Awards, ASCAP Awards

Grammy Award winning

songwriter and producer Jermaine Dupri will be receiving top honors this year

at the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards and the American Society of Composers,

Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards. Dupri

will be recognized with the Quincy Jones Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007

Soul Train Awards, which will be held Mar. 10 in Pasadena, CA. ASCAP

will honor JD by awarding him with his sixth achievement as Songwriter of the

Year during the 24th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, which takes place April 18

at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Dupri

will share his Pop Songwriter of the Year honors with his protégé

singer/songwriter, Johnta Austin.Dupri,

who was recently named head of Island Def Jam's new Urban department, won Songwriter

of the Year at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in 2005 and 2006. In

related news, ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Team will present an executive roundtable

titled "State of the Industry - Uncut, taking place Mar. 20 from 7-9 pm at

Clark-Atlanta University's Robert Woodruff Library Exhibition Hall.The

event will be moderated by Tremayne "Tre" Anchrum (Director, Creative

Affairs, ASCAP) and will feature such music industry executives like Shakir Stewart

(Sr. VP A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group) Chaka Zulu (Co-CEO of Disturbing

Tha Peace Records), Chris Hicks (Sr. VP A&R Urban, Atlantic Records and Sr.

VPA&R/Head of Urban Music, Warner Chappell) and others discussing the

state of the music industry. The

event is free to the public.