Dj and producer Diplo is to be honoured with the prestigious Vanguard Award at the 30th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in April (13). The accolade recognises "the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music". Past ASCAP Vanguard Award honourees include The All-American Rejects, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Beck, Bjork, Jack Johnson, The Killers, Modest Mouse and The Strokes.