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ASCAP Songwriter Residency produces soccer Anthem “World Cup, It’s Time!”

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This year's ASCAP songwriter residency songs have been created with after-school program America SCORES. Film composter Heitor Pereira who has scored music for the Smurfs films, and Despicable Me films has written a song with the students in the Los Angeles chapter called The song “World Cup, It's Time".

The program allows kids the chance to team up with A-list composer to write and record a song within 3-Days.

Pereira said of the collaboration in a statement: “The importance of the America SCORES initiative is that through poetry, music and soccer, they combine what we know is necessary for the successful development of a child: a healthy body, a healthy mind, a deeper soul and a sense of community. This message must certainly resonate with a lot of the players participating in the World Cup who had humble childhoods and were, at some point, given a chance.”

The song will also appear in America SCORES’ new promotional video featuring their National Spokesperson Briana Scurry, former U.S. World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist goalkeeper. In the video, which will be released during the 2014 World Cup, “World Cup, It's Time” plays in the background while Scurry enthusiastically shows her support for America SCORES as a program that combines both soccer and academics. The video serves to inspire the America SCORES children, coaches and supporters while educating new people about this important, unique and impactful organization.

Click on the link here to see the video.


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