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  1. ASCAP Honors Alan And Marilyn Bergman

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriting team Alan and Marilyn Bergman was presented with the Founders Award at the 23rd annual Film & Television Music Awards, held this evening (May 6) by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Taking place at ...

  2. Judge Sets ASCAP Streaming Fees

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT License fees that AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! must pay to ASCAP for streaming music of the performing rights organization's members have now been set by a federal court judge. The three services, which are parties to a rate-setting proceedin ...

  3. ASCAP Unveils 'Bill of Rights' Initiative

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP unveiled a new advocacy initiative -- "Bill of Rights for Songwriters and Composers" -- during its third annual "I Create Music" EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles (April 10-12). Targeting established ...

  4. ASCAP: Payments Up 9% In '07

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP made 741 million in payments to its members in 2007, a 9 percent increase in distributions from 2006. The announcement was made Thursday at the ASCAP annual general membership meeting, part of the three-day I Create Music Expo at Hollywood a ...

  5. ASCAP Pop Awards Crowns Timbaland Top Songwriter

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Timbaland was named songwriter of the year at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Among the other top honors handed out earlier this evening (April 9) at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre were publisher of the year to EMI Music Pub ...

  6. ASCAP Sues 29 Establishments

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has filed 29 separate copyright infringement lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization's songwriter, composer and music ...

  7. ASCAP Elects Two To Board

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has elected Ten Ten Music Group co-president Barry Coburn and Schott/EAM president James M. Kendrick to its board of directors. Kendrick will serve as the concert music publisher re ...

  8. Wiseman, Rich Tops At ASCAP Country Awards

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Craig Wiseman, John Rich and Sony/ATV Music Publishing were the big winners at tonight's ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Song of the year honors were shared between two songs: "Before He Cheats," written by Josh Kear and Ch ...

  9. ASCAP, BMI Launch RapidCue

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and BMI have jointly launched RapidCue, a secure Web site that allows users to enter, manage and electronically submit music cue sheet data to the performing rights organizations (PROs) for television, cable and film productions. PROs rely o ...

  10. Copyright Row Dominates Summit

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Day one of the inaugural CISAC Copyright Summit has wrapped, after an afternoon session dominated by a stand-off between delegates and controversial Creative Commons founder Prof. Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons issues copyright licenses that al ...

  11. Tomlin, Herms Win Top Honors At ASCAP Christian Awards

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin, Bernie Herms and EMI CMG Publishing were the top winners at the 29th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held tonight (April 23) in Nashville. Tomlin took home songwriter of the year for "How Great Is Our God" and "Ma ...

  12. ASCAP Preps 'I Create Music Week'

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP is planning a week of events in April dubbed "I Create Music Week," aimed to celebrate the voice of the music creator. The events include two awards shows at the Kodak Theatre -- the 24th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards honoring Meli ...

  13. ASCAP Reports Record Revenues

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has reported record revenues of $785 million for 2006, royalty payments to members of $680 million, and an all-time low operating expense ratio of 12.0%, the performing rights organization revealed today (March 6). Revenues exceeded those of ...

  14. DDEX Establishes First Digital Data Standards

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group formed to develop customs. Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) has established its first four standards to facilitate efficient information sharing among companies involved with digital music. DDEX was launched in May to develop voluntary data exch ...

  15. ASCAP Earmarks $2.6m For Songwriters

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Payments to be made in January. ASCAP has awarded nearly 5,600 songwriters with $2.68 million for 2006-2007. The payments—which will be made in January—are part of a program to reward writers in the early and middle stages of their careers whose m ...

  16. ASCAP, XM Ink New Licensing Deal

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement begins Jan. 1, 2007. ASCAP and XM Satellite Radio have finalized terms for their new satellite radio agreement that begins Jan. 1, 2007. Although the parties will not reveal the specific terms, they say that the royalty rates for publish ...

  17. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Data exchange hailed as 'significant step.' CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. As reported yesterday , the DDE ...

  18. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday ...

  19. Industry Giants Team Up For Digital Data Exchange

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels, technology companies and publisher groups have formed a membership-based organization to create standards for communicating information necessary to license and sell digital enter Major record labels, technology companies and ...

  20. ASCAP Readies 'I Create Music' Expo

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual membership meeting set for April 20. ASCAP kicks off its "I Create Music" expo with the performing rights organization's annual membership meeting Thursday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The organization will present a special le ...

  21. ASCAP Honors Composer Mark Isham

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Isham was presented the prestigious Henry Mancini Award at ASCAP's 21st annual Film and Television Music Awards gala held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cal Mark Isham was presented the prestigious ...

  22. ASCAP Ups Dan Keen To VP

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently assistant VP. Dan Keen is upped to VP of membership at ASCAP in Nashville. He has been with the performing rights organization for 11 years, most recently as assistant VP. Keen reports to ASCAP senior VP Connie Bradley. In a prepared ...

  23. Top ASCAP Christian Awards Go To Camp

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Takes songwriter and song of year honors. Jeremy Camp took top honors during the 28th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards Monday night (April 3) at Nashville's Richland Country Club. Camp was named songwriter of the year and his hit "Tak ...

  24. Goldberg Appointed ASCAP Ombudsman

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has named as its East Coast ombudsman intellectual property attorney Morton David Goldberg with Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman in New York. ASCAP has named as its East Coast ombudsman intellectual property attorney Morton David Goldberg w ...

  25. Goldberg Appointed ASCAP Ombudsman

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Attorney Succeeds Tyler for East Coast. ASCAP has named as its East Coast ombudsman intellectual property attorney Morton David Goldberg with Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman in New York. Goldberg was selected to succeed the late former judge Harold ...

  26. Nichols Wins BMI's Song Of The Year Award

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The BMI Country Awards this year included a three-way tie for the songwriter of the year prize, but there was no disputing the song of the year, which went to "Live Like You Were Dying." The BMI Country Awards this year included a three- ...

  27. ASCAP Fete Honors Country Songwriters, Publishers

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP honored its top country songwriters and publishers at its annual awards gala Monday night (Oct. 17), held at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. Kenny Chesney, Craig Wiseman, John Rich and EMI M ASCAP honored its top country songwriters ...

  28. ASCAP Files 30 Lawsuits Against Bars, Nightclubs

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suits filed in 15 states and District of Columbia. ASCAP filed 30 copyright infringement lawsuits today (July 13) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants for playing songs written by members of the performing right organization without securing p ...

  29. SESAC Under Fire At Oversight Hearing

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel May 11, as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organizations (PROs), it' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SESAC was in the cros ...

  30. SESAC Under Fire

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers respond to broadcasters' complaints. SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel today (May 11), as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organization ...

  31. ASCAP Elects Board Members

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP announced on March 25 the results of its biennial election for the performing right organization's board of directors. ASCAP announced on March 25 the results of its biennial election for the performing right organization's board o ...

  32. Behind the Deal: Licensing, Tracking and Paying Royalties for Recorded Music

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST As wireless delivery of music promises to be a big driver of entertainment revenue in the coming years, publishers, labels and artists are actively licensing their rights in music for digital entertai As wireless delivery of music promises to be a ...

  33. ASCAP Reports Record Year

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. LOS ANGELES -- ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights org ...

  34. ASCAP Reports Record Year

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. ...

  35. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced Oct. 18 a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial radio s NEW YORK -- In what is being touted as the lar ...

  36. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers licenses for broadcasts, simulcasts. In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering com ...

  37. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial In what is being touted as the largest single ...

  38. 'Mountain' Score Tops At World Soundtrack Awards

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Cold Mountain" composer Gabriel Yared was the big winner in the World Soundtrack Awards, picking up prizes for composer of the year and best soundtrack during ceremonies Saturday (Oct. 9) at the 31st "Cold Mountain" composer G ...

  39. 'Mountain' Score Tops At World Soundtrack Awards

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Cold Mountain" composer Gabriel Yared was the big winner in the World Soundtrack Awards, picking up prizes for composer of the year and best soundtrack during ceremonies Saturday (Oct. 9) at the 31st "Cold Mountain" composer G ...

  40. Browne Accepts Founders Award At ASCAP Pop Fest

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, Nelly, 50 Cent also honored. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne took home the highest honor of the evening during ASCAP's 21st annual Pop Awards, held last night (May 18) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. ASCAP pr ...

  41. Shore, Eastwood Honored At ASCAP Awards

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Rings" composer earns Henry Mancini award. Film/TV composer Howard Shore took home the highest honor last night (April 21) at ASCAP's 19th annual Film and Television Awards, held at L.A.'s Beverly Hilton Hotel. Shore, who was ...

  42. Preston To Resign As BMI Prez/CEO

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frances W. Preston, president/CEO of performing rights body BMI for the past 18 years, is resigning from her post, effective this August. Executive VP Del Bryant has been named as Preston's replacemen Frances W. Preston, president/CEO of perf ...

  43. Music Summit Seen Drawing 700 Attendees

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. WASHINGTON--Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. The summi ...

  44. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  45. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international alliance of performing rights groups. FastTrack operates a digital network of copyrights, with the aim of facilitating international licensing and royalty ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international al ...

  46. ASCAP Ups Lummel, Saltzman

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has made two promotions and named a new VP in New York. ASCAP has made two promotions and named a new VP in New York. Lynne Lummel, formerly VP of the performing rights group, has been upped to senior VP, with responsibility for television, ...

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