NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that the award-winning songwriter-producers Swizz beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice will receive the prestigious ASCAP Prize for the Voice of Culture to launch the 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at June 22. The award, given to ASCAP members who have had a major influence on music and culture, will recognize their success as creators of Verzuz and Club Quarantine, two virtual events that have become touchstones of the empowerment through music during the pandemic.
Immediately after, the trio of music creators will participate in a special evening ASCAP experience 2021 conversation, Voices of Culture: How Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice United the world through music, at 12 p.m. ET/ 9:00 a.m. PST. The virtual conversation will explore how Timbaland’s Verzuz and Swizz Beatz and D-Nice’s Club Quarantine have become uplifting and empowering tools within the black music community, and urban music legends will reflect on their massive impact. on hip-hop, R&B and the entertainment industry. in general. To join the ASCAP Experience community for the Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice conversation on June 22 and other upcoming events, attendees can RSVP at www.ascapeexperience.com/ hourly, where they can also ask the three creators a question before June 10.
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s virtual musical battle series Verzuz features clashes with legendary artists like Gladys Chevalier vs. Patti La Belle, Erykah Badu vs. Jill scott, Earth, Wind & Fire vs. Isley Brothers, Snoop Dogg vs. DMX and more. The D-Nice club quarantine drew a virtual community of millions on Instagram Live with everyone from Will smith to Oprah, Michelle obama and Diddy for perfectly organized funk, disco, hip-hop and R&B sets.
In addition to launching these very popular events, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice are each accomplished music creators in their own right.
Grammy-winning songwriter-producer and global entrepreneur Swizz Beatz has been in the music and business world since the age of 16. He started DJing and working in his uncle’s company, Ruff Ryder Records, while still in high school. In no time, Swizz produced the company’s first hit, in DMX. More success followed as a producer and artist. At 23, Swizz founded his own label, Full Surface Records, with Clive davis and won a Grammy Award at the age of 33. As a producer, Swizz has worked with a wide range of artists and some of the biggest names in the world including Jay-Z, Madonna, Kanye west, Lil wayne and Metallica, contributing to the sale of more than 350 million records sold worldwide. Swizz is also a fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Grammy-winning multi-platinum super-producer Timbaland is considered one of the top five music producers of all time. Timbaland has created career defining successes for artists such as Jodeci, Aaliyah, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye west, Justin timberlake, Nelly Furtado, A republic, Keri hilson, Bryson Tiller, Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Katy Perry, Madonna, Alicia Keys and more. As CEO, he founded Mosley Music Group, one of the industry’s most successful independent record labels, selling more than 25 million albums and 40 million singles and the disruptive One Republic artists, Nelly Furtado, Bubba sparks and more, including his solo projects. Mosley also co-founded the globally successful Verzuz platform with his partner Swizz Beatz and co-founded the music technology start-up BeatClub which launches 2021.
Legendary DJ, rapper, beatboxer, producer, photographer and philanthropist Derrick “D-Nice” Jones has moved millions of people on wax with timeless records, on stage at unforgettable concerts and online with his groundbreaking Club Quarantine series Instagram Live. The BET Awards named him honorary recipient of the “Shine a Light” award and he won the Webby Artist of the Year 2020 award in the “Special Achievement” category. Team up with Issa Rae Raedio, D-Nice co-hosted the official Biden + Harris inauguration playlist. Shortly thereafter, he performed at the official Super Bowl LV pre-show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. D-Nice President’s timeless blend of hip-hop, soul and R&B that of Barack Obama 2012 inaugural ball, Academy® Awards evenings and BET’s “Love and Happiness” concert at the White House in 2016. It will deliver a full album in 2021.
The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards 2021 is a virtual celebration that takes place on the social networks of the June 22 – June 24. The event recognizes the best songwriters, songwriters and publishers behind the most performed R & B / hip-hop, rap and gospel songs of the past year. Friends and fans can join in the festivities online as ASCAP shares exclusive photos, videos, acceptance speeches and more from some of its top songwriters and publishers, posted with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards at @ASCAPurban on Instagram and @ASCAP on Twitter and Instagram.
the ASCAP experience, ASCAP’s signature event created to inspire, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and songwriters around the world, takes place twice a month on Wednesdays through the end of 2021. Songwriters, composers and music professionals can join the ASCAP Experience Community to access one-to-one conversations with leading songwriters and producers from pop, hip-hop, R&B, country and across the musical spectrum, as well as panels with top executives in the industry , song commentaries, networking opportunities and more. Virtual sessions are free and take place on various platforms including YouTube, Instagram and on the ASCAP experience website.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional organization made up of songwriters, composers, and music publishers of all types of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and its foreign subsidiaries, to obtain fair remuneration for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties it collects on the basis of these executions. ASCAP members write the world’s most loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of this music to hundreds of thousands of companies who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail to radio, television and cable, to the Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license provides an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters to be paid fairly. With over 800,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the world leader in performing royalties, services and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the the only US performing rights organization (PRO) owned and operated by its member writers and publishers. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, at Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.