ABC/Fred WatkinsArtists-rights organization ASCAP will honor Stevie Wonder for his lifetime contributions to music with its inaugural “Key of Life” Award next month at the 2017 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO.
The music legend also will take part in a keynote session during the conference, which takes place April 13 to 15 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
“Stevie has deservedly been given every award imaginable,” says ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Yet he continues to innovate and elevate the art of songwriting to the point where no honor can truly capture what he means to his creative kin at ASCAP, and to songwriters and music lovers worldwide. This award has been created as a way to honor his singularly inspirational songwriting career and to recognize his spirit in generations to come.”
Future “Key of Life” awards will be presented to songwriters and composers who worthily exemplify Wonder’s legacy through their own commitment to the art of creating music.
The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO features a wide variety of events and activities focused on songwriting and the music business, including panels, workshops, classes, keynote addresses, performances, networking opportunities, technology demonstrations and more.
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