Published on Dec 16, 2013
Ne-Yo talks about the creation and involvement in the ASCAP 100th birthday project, which resulting in the song "More Than the Stars."
The collaborative song, "More Than The Stars," with its music video you see here, was completely written and recorded during the actual shoots for ASCAP's commissioned short film "Why We Create Music." It features lyrics by Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Dan Wilson and Claudia Brant.
Visit http://ASCAP100.com for more content from the project.
ASCAP hits its 100-year milestone on February 13th, 2014. For an entire century, the leading US performing rights organization has made it possible for American songwriters, composers and music publishers, who create the music the world loves, to thrive alongside the businesses that use their work. The site (http://ASCAP100.com) features an interactive timeline of ASCAP's rich history.
FILM AND MUSIC VIDEO CREATED BY:
The film features ASCAP songwriters and composers recognized by GRAMMYs, OSCARs, EMMYs, DOVE Awards and Pulitzer Prizes:
Acclaimed soul singer-songwriter behind "I Need a Dollar" and Avicii's international hit "Wake Me Up"
Latin GRAMMY-winning songwriter for Song of the Year
OSCAR-nominated film composer renowned for scoring The Coen Brothers films
GRAMMY and DOVE Award-winning and best-selling contemporary Christian singer-songwriter ever
Three-time GRAMMY-winning country pop songwriter, including Song of the Year, for Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood
Hit pop songwriter for Britney Spears, Usher, One Direction, and Maroon 5, as well as vocal producer on The X Factor
Pulitzer Prize-winning concert music composer and Bang on a Can co-founder
CHARLES KELLEY and DAVE HAYWOOD of LADY ANTEBELLUM
Seven-time GRAMMY-winning country pop singer-songwriters and Song and Record of the Year winners
EMMY-winning composer known for his work on The Walking Dead
Three-time GRAMMY-winning R&B singer-songwriter
STARGATE (TOR HERMANSEN & MIKKEL ERIKSEN)
GRAMMY-winning record producing and songwriting duo behind pop hits for Ne-Yo, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna and others
GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter-producer for Adele's "Someone Like You" and Song of the Year winner for Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice"
Legendary and GRAMMY-winning R&B singer-songwriter of "Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Just The Two of Us"
ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY:
SONG PRODUCED BY:
Edan Dover & Eddie Anthony
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Nightbird Studios, House of Rock, Nashville's Sound Image, Michael Franti & Guerrilla Management, The Fonda Theatre and all of the ASCAP members that opened up their homes to us for filming.