ATTENTION EMERGING R&B SONGWRITERS! The Heineken Music Initiative/The ASCAP Foundation Announce Music Grant Program for Emerging R&B Songwriters in Seven Major Cities Across the Country
By The Heineken Music Initiative
Dec 16, 2004, 11:45

White Plains, NY -- The Heineken Music Initiative and The ASCAP Foundation have teamed up for a third year to assist emerging R&B songwriters through a unique music grant program. The Heineken Music Initiative/ASCAP Foundation R&B Grant program will recognize the talents of emerging R&B songwriters in seven major cities across the country, and provide them with encouragement to further develop their careers in music. As part of this effort, a songwriter (or songwriters) from each market will be selected to receive a $2,500 grant.

This year's program will focus on the following key music markets:

* Atlanta
* Chicago
* Los Angeles
* New York
* Miami
* Philadelphia
* Washington D.C./Baltimore

To apply for The Heineken Music Initiative/ASCAP Foundation R&B Grant, entrants must be members of ASCAP and 21 years of age or older. All applications must be postmarked by January 7, 2005. Complete details, including application materials and eligibility information, are available by logging onto

To ensure eligibility, interested entrants should review the program requirements before applying.

The Heineken Music Initiative/ASCAP Foundation Grant program is designed to assist emerging R&B songwriters, in line with The ASCAP Foundation's longstanding commitment to developing new musical talent and The Heineken Music Initiative's efforts to support performing arts.

Heineken USA Inc., the nation's largest beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International (Netherlands), which is the world's most international brewer. Brands imported into the U.S. include: Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand; Heineken Dark; Amstel Light, the largest- selling imported light beer brand; and Buckler non-alcoholic brew.

The Heineken Music Initiative was founded as a non-profit organization by Heineken USA Inc. Its board includes representatives from Heineken USA and the music industry.

Since 1975, The ASCAP Foundation has been dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging the development of American music through educational and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, music education programs, and public service projects for senior composers and lyricists.


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