ASCAP The ASCAP Foundation

In partnership with ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is the best hour of new and unheard musical theatre songs in Los Angeles.

Whether a premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, our mission is to showcase these talents with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse of the musical theater scene.

Since 2013, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC has introduced an impressive array of over 200 songs by nearly 150 songwriting teams, including Broadway’s Sankoff & Hein (COME FROM AWAY); Academy Award-winners and Tony Award nominees Pasek & Paul (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, LA LA LAND); Joe Iconis (BE MORE CHILL); Mark Allen (GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER); Michael R. Jackson (A STRANGE LOOP); Miller & Tysen (TUCK EVERLASTING); Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews (WITNESS UGANDA); Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM); Carner & Gregor (ISLAND SONG); Milburn & Vigoda (ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME); Adam Gwon (ORDINARY DAYS); Drew Fornarola (CLAUDIO QUEST); Carmel Dean (RENASCENCE); Kerrigan & Lowdermilk (THE MAD ONES); Rob Rokicki (THE LIGHTNING THIEF); Tegan Summer & Gregory Nabours (MARILYN!), and counting.

Songs have been showcased by over 200 performers of the stage and screen including Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan (THE SECRET GARDEN); Tony Award-winning writer Jeff Marx (AVENUE Q); Shoshana Bean (WICKED); Tracie Thoms (FALSETTOS, RENT); John Tartaglia (AVENUE Q, SHREK THE MUSICAL); Carly Hughes (CHICAGO, PIPPIN); Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin (SEUSSICAL, DISASTER THE MUSICAL); Tony nominee Sharon McNight (STARMITES); Joseph Morales (title role in HAMILTON Nat’l Tour); Eric Petersen (SCHOOL OF ROCK); J. Elaine Marcos (ANNIE, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT); Barrett Foa (SPELLING BEE, “NCIS: LA”); Nicole Parker (WICKED, “MADtv”); Krysta Rodriguez (SPRING AWAKENING; “Smash”); Jon Jon Briones (MISS SAIGON); and Michael-Leon Wooley (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, “The Princess and the Frog”).


A Little New Music provides a dual live and digital platform to introduce the Los Angeles theater community and beyond to the very best of new musical theatre songwriting, connecting writers with a critical, niche audience to broaden their visibility and further artistic development.


Our goal is community building. Our live concerts are fun, entertaining, and polished with an audience comprised of theatergoers, producers, fellow writers, performers, and music lovers with an open mind. Our digital platform offers professional quality footage of presented songs for distribution over social media and embedding for writer and performer portfolios. These two prongs serve to amplify the size of this art form by creating new professional and artistic connections. We reach beyond the insular boundaries of the conventional development process by inviting a broader audience to enjoy the best, new songwriting that is out there. This fosters new collaborations and increased appreciation and participation on all fronts.