10TH ASCAP Annual Women Behind the Music in Atlanta

Bossip Managing Editor and host for the evening, Janeé Bolden, takes a photo with honorees Rashan Ali, Charita Brittenum, Shanti Das and Sevyn Streeter at ASCAP’s 10th annual Women Behind The Music event at 433 BISHOP in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) hosted the 10th annual ASCAP Women Behind the Music at 433 BISHOP in Atlanta. This event celebrates female artists and executives in the music industry.

ASCAP Women Behind The Music Honorees Rashan Ali, Charita Brittenum, Shanti Das and Sevyn Streeter participate in a Q&A panel moderated by Bossip Managing Editor Janeé Bolden at ASCAP’s 10th annual Women Behind The Music event at 433 BISHOP in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Ray Love Jr.

This year’s honorees included actress and Sister Circle co-host Rashan Ali, singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter, prominent music executive and author Shanti Das and Director of Urban Promotions at RCA Records, Charita Brittenum.

DJ Milhouse provides the entertainment at ASCAP’s 10th annual Women Behind The Music event at 433 BISHOP in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Ray Love Jr.

During the Q&A panel, each woman shared their story on their journey in the music industry. They were then presented with a personalized plaque from ASCAP Associate Directors Cristina Chavez and Jason Reddick, celebrating their professional and personal achievements. The event was hosted by Bossip.com Managing Editor and iONE Digital Senior Content Director of Pop Culture, Janeé Bolden. Singer-songwriter PJ gave a stellar performance and DJ Milhouse kept the party live all night.

(L-R) ASCAP Associate Director Jason Reddick, Bossip Managing Editor Janeé Bolden, Rashan Ali, Charita Brittenum, Shanti Das, Sevyn Streeter, ASCAP Associate Director Cristina Chavez and ASCAP Membership Coordinator Rachel Jackson at ASCAP’s 10th annual Women Behind The Music event at 433 BISHOP in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Ray Love Jr.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more.

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