NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that top hit songwriter Max Martin has renewed his agreement with the organization for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog.
With 22 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits, Martin is one of the most successful songwriters of all time. He has won an unprecedented nine ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards. Since his first US top 10 single in 1997, Robyn's "Do You Know (What It Takes)," listeners can't get enough of Martin's addictive pop songs, creating #1 hits like Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (2008), Pink's "So What" (2008), Britney Spears's "Hold It Against Me" (2011), Maroon 5's "One More Night" (2012), Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (2012), "Shake It Off" (2014), "Blank Space" (2014), and "Bad Blood" (2015) and this year, Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
"I love being part of the ASCAP family of songwriters and composers," said Martin. "As songwriters, we are lucky to have ASCAP on our side, offering support and fighting for our rights."
"Max Martin is a generous spirit whose irresistible music keeps winning listeners hearts," said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. "We love his music and we admire his broader sense of mission and advocacy for songwriters everywhere."
"Max is a rare talent with an aim that never misses," said ASCAP EVP Membership John Titta. "He's one of the few that can tap into the zeitgeist to create hit after hit after hit. We're privileged to be part of his incredible success."
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 585,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com.
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