Tom Petty to Receive Prestigious ASCAP Honor Next Month

By Music News Group

Reprise/WEATom Petty will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the performing-rights organization’s 31st annual Pop Music Awards ceremony, scheduled for April 23 in Los Angeles. The honor recognizes artists whose work has influenced and enriched their fellow musicians.

“Tom is the very definition of an American music icon,” says ASCAP president and chairman Paul Williams in a statement. “Not only is he one of the most admired and beloved songwriters of our time, his music continues to be a major influence and inspiration to new generations of songwriters today.”

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