Nicole George-Middleton Becomes the Executive Director of the ASCAP Foundation


ASCAP’s Senior Vice President of Membership, Nicole George-Middleton, has been recently appointed as the Executive Director of the ASCAP Foundation.

ASCAP is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators. ASCAP encourages musical development through music education and designated programs. Programs include songwriting worships, scholarships, grants, awards, and recognition.

Her newly appointed position makes her a member of the ASCAP Executive Leadership team. Middleton will work and report directly to the ASCAP CEO, Elizabeth Mathews.

“Nicole is an outstanding leader with exciting, fresh ideas for continuing the incredible work of the ASCAP Foundation in music education, in nurturing and developing aspiring songwriters and composers, and in using music as therapy,” says Mathews. “I am thrilled that we can tap her talents and her passion to help grow the important work of the ASCAP Foundation.”

“Nicole had a big heart,” adds Paul Williams, Chairman of The ASCAP Foundation. “Deep connections with our ASCAP songwriters and composers and a clear sense of how to harness the goodwill and energy of our entire ASCAP community for the greater good.”

George-Middleton has been with the ASCAP since 2008; she was promoted to ASCAP Senior Vice President of Membership in 2016. Before joining ASCAP, she was Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Zomba Music Group. Before her time at Zomba Music Group, she practiced entertainment law at Middleton Law Group PC.

George-Middleton will replace Colleen McDonough, who retired earlier this month.