ASCAP has announced the results of its biannual elections to its board of directors, in a statement released today.
23 of the 24 electees, split evenly between twelve writers and twelve publishers with one 'symphonic and concert' member per group, were standing board members, with composer Alf Clausen being the sole newcomer. Their terms begin on April 1, 2013 and last for two years.
While ASCAP's financials were down slightly last year, the organization still oversees a vast amount of money, totaling $941 million in revenues 2012, with $827 million in royalties distributed. Said president Paul Williams: "We are navigating in a complex, rapidly changing environment in which huge, cash-rich technology companies are developing business models that fly fast and free with our copyrights. ASCAP's advocacy for our members is a critical factor in ensuring fair treatment and payment."
The twelve writer members are:
Paul Williams [also president and chairmain]
Stephen Paulus -- symphonic and concert field
The twelve publisher members are:
Martin Bandier (Sony/ATV)
Caroline Bienstock (Bienstock Publishing)
Barry Coburn (Ten Ten Music)
John L. Eastman (Edwin H. Morris & Co.)
Zach Horowitz (Universal Music)
Laurent Hubert (BMG Gold Songs)
Dean Kay (Lichelle Music)
Leeds Levy (Leeds Music)
Matt Pincus (Songs Music Publishing)
Irwin Z. Robinson (Cromwell Music)
Cameron Strang (Warner Brothers Music)
James Kendrick -- symphonic and concert field (Schott Music Corporation/European American Music Corporation)