Studio Green @ ASCAP Launches With Song Contest to Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the only US performing rights organization (PRO) that operates as a not-for-profit, today announced the Green Theme Song ContestPowered by Studio Green @ ASCAP. Harnessing the passion and creativity of the songwriting community to raise awareness, the contest marks the public launch of Studio Green @ ASCAP, the PRO’s environmental sustainability initiative. Music creators are invited to submit an environmentally-inspired song for a chance to win a $1,000 prize and have their song featured as the Studio Green @ ASCAP theme music for special episodes of VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast

A panel of ASCAP hitmakers from Champagne Therapy Music Group will select the winning song. Contest judges include: Grammy-nominated writer-producer Tommy Brown (“thank u, next” by Ariana Grande and “Holy (feat. Chance The Rapper)” by Justin Bieber); multi-platinum, Grammy-winning songwriter Melanie Fontana (“Weapons” by Ava Max and “Boy with Luv (feat. Halsey)” by BTS) and chart-topping writer-producer Mr. Franks (“positions” by Ariana Grande and “Better (feat. Yo Gotti)” by Meghan Trainor).

As part of ASCAP’s Earth Day awareness campaign, Maroon 5 lead guitarist and songwriter James Valentine talks about his career and environmental advocacy work on behalf of REVERB on the latest episode of VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast. The special episode, in partnership with Studio Green @ ASCAP, also features music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro as he discusses the role sustainability plays in his career as owner of beloved music venues such as Brooklyn Bowl and Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) and as a producer of major concerts around the country.

Studio Green @ ASCAP is an employee-driven initiative to help educate the ASCAP community about environmental issues, connect music creators with resources to help them live and create more sustainably and reduce ASCAP’s carbon footprint. The program was originally introduced in 2021 as an internal campaign offering educational seminars, volunteer opportunities and employee challenges. In honor of Earth Day 2023, Studio Green @ ASCAP is hosting an employee volunteer day with in-person events in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York as well as a virtual volunteer opportunity. 

Submissions for the Green Theme Song Contest, Powered by Studio Green @ ASCAP, are now open to eligible ASCAP members through midnight PT the night of May 19, 2023. To enter the contest or view the terms and conditions, please visit   

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