ASCAP to Honor Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

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Sean “Diddy” Combs will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award during the performing rights organization’s 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The songwriters and publishers of the most-performed ASCAP songs on the 2010 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts will also be honored.

Combs joins such previous Founders Award recipients as Dr. DreStevie WonderGarth Brooks and Paul McCartney. “To be recognized for my contributions to music by ASCAP is a true honor,” said Combs in a statement. “All I wanted to do was make people dance and hopefully inspire others to never settle for anything but their best.”

Over the course of his career, Combs has worn many hats. A former A&R executive at Uptown Records who worked with Heavy D and Mary J. Blige, he established Bad Boy Entertainment after leaving Uptown in 1993. Garnering early success with artists Craig Mack and Notorious B.I.G., Bad Boy later boasted such acts as Faith Evans and 112. As a solo artist, Combs has recorded a string of hits-“I’ll Be Missing You,” “I Need a Girl” and “Coming Home”-and released six studio albums. His most recent is the Diddy-Dirty Money album “Last Train to Paris.”

In addition to being a producer (Mariah Carey, TLCBoyz II Men), Combs is a fashion designer, businessman and actor. “His success,” noted ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams in a statement, “is a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and ingenious ability to add his personal touch to contemporary culture.”

Source: Billboard

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  1. Riadus

    November 25, 2015 at 1:13 am

    You will receive the 50% swoenritgr/composer side of the performance royalties. Your royalties will continue for the duration of the agreement or placements. There is an assignment of copyright required if we are going to be continuously shopping your music. But it does have a reversion clause if we cannot place your music. No samples are not allowed unless you have obtained a clearance for the samples.

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