Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2005)–The American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) recently presented its Golden Note Award to Mark Snow at the 20th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Snow is one of the most prolific contemporary composers working today and the first film composer to be awarded the Golden Note Award.
Snow’s music is a television mainstay that includes themes and underscore for classics such as Starsky and Hutch and Hart to Hart to the more contemporary The X-Files and Smallville. Snow’s status as one of today’s most innovative and successful film and television composers is only the latest element of a far-reaching and eclectic career in music. “Mark Snow’s career spans decades, and his work is more vital today than ever,” says ASCAP president and chairman, Marilyn Bergman. “It is extraordinary that he will have won consecutive awards in several categories for all of the past 20 years at these ceremonies.”
Snow has composed music for hundreds of television movies, television series and feature films, making him one of the industry’s most consistent, prolific and highest paid composers. In addition to his 20 ASCAP awards, including their Most Performed Background Music on Television award, which he has won for seven years running, Snow has been nominated for 12 Emmys.
The Golden Note Award is presented to songwriters and composers who have achieved extraordinary milestones in their careers. Previous recipients of the Golden Note Award include Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Tom Petty, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Jose Feliciano, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.