From left, ASCAP President Paul Williams, Usher, winner of ASCAP's Golden Note Award, Nicole George-Middleton, Vice President of ASCAP Rhythm & Soul/Urban Membership, and ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento ... more 
From left, ASCAP President Paul Williams, Usher, winner of ASCAP's Golden Note Award, Nicole George-Middleton, Vice President of ASCAP Rhythm & Soul/Urban Membership, and ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento pose backstage at the 26th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for ASCAP/AP Images) less 
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Fri, Jun 28, 2013 12:03 AM EDT