ASCAP TO HONOR TIMBALAND, SWIZZ BEATZ AND D-NICE

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Three acts who kept music alive during the worldwide pandemic will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ASCAP, later this month.

The performing rights organization ASCAP announced today (Tues) that Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice will receive the ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award, a thank you for creating the uber-popular virtual events “Verzuz” and “Club Quarantine,” which became cultural and groundbreaking affairs celebrating music and community during the pandemic.

The hitmaking producers will be honored at the virtual 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, to take place on June 22.

“Verzuz” has attracted millions of viewers online, including Michelle Obama, and has celebrated the life and legacy of a number of Black artists, including Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Babyface, Teddy Riley, Brandy, Monica, SWX, Xscape and dancehall legends Beenie Man and Bounty Killer.