ASCAP fetes pop scribes

Gordy receives American Legend Award

More than 700 scribes, artists and execs flocked to the BevHilton Hotel on Monday to honor Jewel, Jakob Dylan, Dave Matthews and Shawn Colvin, among others, for penning the most-performed pop songs of 1997.

The 15th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards also presented its first American Legend Award to Berry Gordy, and named Diane Warren songwriter of the year (her fourth consecutive honor) and Warner Chappell Music publisher of the year.

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