The ASCAP Foundation Life in Music Award

In continuing The ASCAP Foundation tradition of recognizing the efforts of music creators who have made significant contributions to the world of music that are now integral parts of America's  culture, The ASCAP Foundation Life in Music Award (formerly Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an ASCAP writer member from a wide variety of musical genres. This award is supported by funding from a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, the widow of Joseph Meyer made to The ASCAP Foundation.   

Past Recipients:

Morten Lauridsen
Maria Schneider
2016
Jesse Winchester 2007
Laurence Rosenthal 2006
Kate & Anna McGarrigle 2005
Horace Silver
Bob Russell
Jack Lawrence
2004
Ned Rorem
George David Weiss
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
2003
Van Alexander
Tom Paxton
2002
Jay McShann
Jerry Ragovoy
Dottie Rambo
2001
Robert Allen
Marian McPartland
Eric von Schmidt
2000
William J. Reynolds
George Rochberg
Ella Jenkins
Buddy Baker
1999
Guy Clark
Benito de Jesus
1998
Rufus Thomas
Dave Van Ronk
Red Norvo
1997