I am proud to announce that I CARE IF YOU LISTEN is one of the winners of the 45th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music.
Indeed, as of yesterday, October 3, 2013, the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Media Award recognized I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and its founder and editor, Thomas Deneuville.
The Awards were established in 1967 to honor the memory of composer, critic and commentator Deems Taylor, who died in 1966 after a distinguished career that included six years as President of ASCAP. The 45th ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Awards are made possible by the generous support of ASCAP, The ASCAP Foundation and the Virgil Thomson Foundation. Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) was one of the great 20th century composers and music critics. Thomson served as a member of ASCAP’s Board of Directors from 1975 to 1982.
The winners—congratulations to all of them!—will be honored at a special invitation-only ceremony and reception on Thursday, November 14 at ASCAP’s New York offices.
My thanks go to ASCAP and the ASCAP Foundation for such an incredible honor, and to the members of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Judging Panel for 2013: Paul Moravec, Daniel Felsenfeld, Jonathan David, Richard Miller, Julie Flanders, David Massengill, Matthew Shipp, Pat Irwin, and Wesley Stace. This is a fabulous encouragement for us.
Of course, I am extremely thankful and happy for the volunteer contributors and editors (55 in 7 different countries) who have worked really hard to cover the new classical music scene since 2010, and continue to help make I CARE IF YOU LISTEN a reputable source of new music news online, and on iOS devices.
Alright, back to work.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief