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Paul Williams Among this Year’s World Soundtrack Awards Nominees

ASCAP Members Score 11 World Soundtrack Awards Noms

For yet another year, the World Soundtrack Academy has nominated a who’s who of contemporary ASCAP film composers and songwriters for its prestigious World Soundtrack Awards. 11 out of 15 nominations for the 2015 ceremony went to members of our international family of film music creators.

Among the nominees was ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, who received his first-ever WSA nomination for “The Apology Song” from The Book of Life, co-written with Gustavo Santaolalla.

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Paul Williams Honored with Ivor Novello Award

Paul Williams was honored with an Ivor Novello: PRS for Music Special International Award.

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.  They celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

The Ivors are owned and governed by BASCA, which is a not-for-profit membership organisation representing British songwriters and composers.  The awards fullfil one of BASCA’s key aims to celebrate excellence and promote songwriting and composing.  The awards are governed by The Ivors Committee, which itself is a sub committee of the BASCA board.

In addition to The Ivors Committee each nominated award category is judged by separate juries, which are entirely populated by songwriters and composers.  As such The Ivors truly represent peer recognition.

Acknowledged as one of the most prestigous awards for music creators, The Ivors recognise the writers of individual works released in the UK during the award year and the contribution songwriters and composers have made to British music.

The Ivors take place each May at the Grosvenor House, London.

Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson on Randy Cohen’s ‘Person Place Thing’

He is a songwriter who’s won an Oscar, 3 Grammies and 2 Golden Globes for hits like “We’ve only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.” Her TV and film scripts include Confessions of a Shopaholic for Jerry Bruckheimer. They are the co-authors of Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations that will Change Your Life. Randy Cohen spoke with them at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, accompanied by the fiddle of Hannah Read.

Listen to Randy Cohen’s ‘Person Place Thing’

Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson on The Alan Colmes Radio Show

Monday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson about their book Gratitude and Trust. In the book, Williams, who has been sober for 25 years, and Jackson, who has never had an addiction problem, use the principles of the recovery movement to help addicts and non-addicts alike to deal with problems.

Williams told Alan about how he hit rock bottom was finally motivated to seek help, and how spirituality factors into recovery, and Jackson told Alan why she suffers from “recovery envy.”

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Gratitude & Trust Podcast Hosted by Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson

Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter, and recovery advocate Paul Williams, and screenwriter and author Tracey Jackson adapt ideas from their New York Times bestselling book Gratitude And Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life in a spirited conversation that both educates and entertains. Join Tracey, Paul, and their guests on a weekly journey of hope, courage, success and survival. Oprah called them cultural icons and spiritual leaders. You will call them honest, funny, probing and engaged. “Gratitude And Trust,” inspiration and enlightenment that offers new insights on how to get what you want, and how to keep it.

Listen to episodes at iTunes.

Gratitude and Trust #140 Summit

Join Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson at the Gratitude and Trust #140 Summit on June 24th, at the 92nd St Y, New York. It will be an all day event with 50 extraordinary speakers. Tickets on sale now.

Tracey and Paul will also be appearing at RJ Julia Booksellers in Connecticut, the Global Family Reunion in Queens, New York and the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Please check the Gratitude and Trust events page for more details!

Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson at the Omega Institute June 19 – June 21, 2015

Do you feel tethered to your phone, or turn to food for comfort? Are you a perfectionist who can’t let things go, or do you repeatedly find yourself in a pattern of unhealthy relationships? No matter where you come from or what issues you face, this self-reflective recovery process can help put you on the road to happiness.

Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson, coauthors of the New York Times best-seller Gratitude and Trust, show you a new way to conquer your vices, address personal dysfunction, and start to brighten your darkest moods. Working with the underlying principles of the recovery movement as a foundation, you explore powerful affirmations as a guide to positive action and life-enriching new behaviors.

Through discussion, experiential techniques, and practices of gratitude and trust, you learn to liberate yourself from fear-based thinking and destructive habits. Once your life-limiting road blocks are identified, dealt with, and removed, you can finally begin to achieve your personal and professional goals and live the life you have always longed for.

Join Paul and Tracey for this special 3-day workshop at the Omega Institute in  Rhinebeck, NY, June 19 – June 21, 2015.

Registration is open now at

Nerdist Podcast with Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson

Paul Williams is back for a three-peat, along with friend Tracey Jackson! Paul and Tracey talk about how they met in the early ’80s and about their new book Gratitude and Trust. They also talk about getting sober, realizing what is important in life, and how to be the best person you can possibly be!

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Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda

Tracey and Paul recently appeared on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to discuss their book, Gratitude & Trust.

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Oprah Winfrey Super Soul Sunday Full Episode: Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson

Oprah sits down with Oscar®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson, authors of the new book Gratitude and Trust, in which they discuss how recovery is not just for addicts.

Watch the full episode at

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