Kids these days. I was talking to one of these electronic dance music songwriters last week and he was telling me about the GRAMMY he won for the Daft Punk album. Oh, did I mention this cutting-edge hipster is 73 years old and named Paul Williams?
The master songwriter and president of ASCAP was in town for the introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act — songwriter legislation supported by The Recording Academy along with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and the National Music Publishers Association. It’s always a pleasure to be in a room with Paul, but even more so as I was speaking at the Capitol Hill press conference announcing the bill with its sponsor, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), NMPA CEO David Israelite and BMI CEO Michael O’Neill.