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ASCAP to laud songsters

Lennox, Green Day will be honored at Pop Awards

ASCAP will honor Annie Lennox and Green Day at its 23rd annual Pop Awards May 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Lennox will receive the ASCAP Founders Award and Green Day will be honored with the ASCAP Creative Voice Award.

Black-tie gala will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed songs of 2005.

ASCAP Founders Award honors pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients include Neil Young, Paul McCartney and Tom Waits.

Creative Voice Award, presented for the first time in 2004, to Metallica, is given to an ASCAP member or group whose career achievements are matched by their contributions in their community.

“Annie Lennox is one of the finest musical voices of our time — unlike any other, uncompromising and unpredictable,” said ASCAP prexy- chair Marilyn Bergman. “Both as singers and songwriters, Green Day is one of the most musically ambitious, innovative groups, as relevant today as when they emerged on the scene as new artists.”

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