Joe Raposo was one of the creators of Sesame Street and its first and longtime musical director. He wrote music for Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dr. Seuss, Barbra Streisand, Kermit the Frog, and Cookie Monster. "Sing," "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the "Sesame Street Theme" are among the songs that earned Joe five Grammys and multiple Gold and Platinum albums.
To honor his legacy, his family established The ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children's Music Award, which supports talent in the area of children's music.
I’m incredibly honored to have been named the 2018 recipient of this award for my song “Real Girl.”
And, I’m so excited to receive the award at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center in two weeks! I’m going to need a really good outfit.