Nicole George-Middleton Appointed ASCAP Basis Govt Director
Nicole George-Middleton will lead the ASCAP Basis in her new function as govt director, as introduced Tuesday (July 13). She has served as ASCAP’s senior vp of membership since 2016 and her appointment marks the alternative of Colleen McDonough, who retired earlier this month.
Based in 1975, the ASCAP Basis goals to help American music creators via training and expertise improvement applications. In her new function, George-Middleton will report back to CEO Elizabeth Matthews and be a part of ASCAP’s Govt Management workforce.
“Nicole is an impressive chief with thrilling, recent concepts for persevering with the unimaginable work of The ASCAP Basis in music training, in nurturing and creating aspiring songwriters and composers and in utilizing music as remedy,” Matthews mentioned.
A multi-year honoree on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Energy Gamers record, she has been engaged on ASCAP’s charitable applications since she joined the inspiration in 2008. Final 12 months, she helped launch a paid internship program for college students enrolled in traditionally Black schools and universities, which noticed 5 college students from Howard College, Clark Atlanta College, Morehouse Faculty and Bennett Faculty achieve helpful trade expertise.
George-Middleton can be credited with overseeing the each day operations of ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul and Symphonic and Live performance Membership Departments on a worldwide foundation. These tasks and extra will carry over into her new govt management function, as she is going to nonetheless retain her place as senior vp of membership.
“The ASCAP Basis is about coronary heart and the facility of music to deliver pleasure and to make the world a richer, higher place,” mentioned Paul Williams, chairman of The ASCAP Basis. “Nicole has an enormous coronary heart, deep connections with our ASCAP songwriters and composers and a transparent sense of harness the goodwill and vitality of our total ASCAP group for the higher good.”