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ASCAP Elects Board Of Directors

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Twelve writer and 12 publisher members have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2005.

"ASCAP is the only U.S. Performing Rights Organization where the membership elects their Board of Directors," said ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Marilyn Bergman. "And in this election, for the first time since 1973, all incumbent candidates were re-elected. I'm very gratified to have the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable and experienced Board to meet the complex needs of our rapidly growing membership."

The writer members who were elected in the at-large field are lyricist Marilyn Bergman; composer Bruce Broughton; lyricist Hal David; songwriter Wayland Holyfield; composer James Newton Howard; songwriter Jimmy Jam; composer Johnny Mandel; composer Stephen Schwartz; songwriter Jimmy Webb; songwriter Paul Williams and composer Doug Wood. Elected in the symphonic and foncert field is composer Stephen Paulus.

The publisher directors elected in the at-large field are: Freddy Bienstock, Bienstock Publishing Company; Joanne Boris, EMI Music Publishing; John L. Eastman, Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc.; Nicholas Firth, BMG Songs, Inc.; Donna Hilley, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC; Dean Kay, Lichelle Music Company; Leeds Levy, Leeds Music; Jay R. Morgenstern, Warner Bros. Music; David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group; Irwin Z. Robinson, Famous Music Corporation and Kathy Spanberger, Songs of Peer. Elected as publisher director in the symphony and concert field is Arnold Broido, Theodore Presser Company. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner