ASCAP Elects Joel Beckerman and Rudy Prez to Board of Directors
publish date: 2017-10-12
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced this week that Joel Beckerman and Rudy Pérez have been elected as new writer members to its board of directors.
As a composer and producer,Beckerman has scored more than 50 television series through his sound studio Man Made Music, collaborating with the likes of John Williams, John Legend and the late James Horner. He has been recognized by Fast Company as one of their "Most Creative People in Business 1000" and has also been honored with ASCAP's Most Performed Themes award for ten consecutive years. Prior to joining ASCAP's board, Beckerman founded the New York branch of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) with fellow member Dan Foliart, serving on its board for a number of years.
Pérez is a founder of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS) and its award, the Latin Grammys, as well as co-founder of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. A prolific songwriter, he has composed more than 1,000 songs over his thirty-year career for both Latin (Luis Fonsi, Julio Iglesias) and non-Latin artists (Beyoncé, Cyndi Lauper). Those songs have earned Pérez five Grammys out of 19 nominations and more than 500 gold and platinum album awards. has named Pérez its Producer of the Decade (in 2010) and its Hot Latin Tracks Producer of the Year for four consecutive years, and has been recognized as ASCAP's Latin Songwriter of the Year five times.