American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

  1. Frances Preston Remembered by Rosanne Cash, Del Bryant, Joe Galante, Many More Execs and Songwriters

    June 13, 2012 11:47 AM EDT The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in the music industry. This morning, many of the artists she helped and executives she work ...

  2. NMPA CEO David Israelite On What He'll Discuss At Annual Meeting

    June 12, 2012 8:46 PM EDT As music publishers convene in New York Wednesday for the National Music Publishers Assn. (NMPA) annual meeting, NMPA president/CEO David Israelite says he will address some of the same issues that he covered in his Congressional testimony last we ...

  3. ASCAP Inks TV Licensing Deal Through 2016

    June 06, 2012 6:34 PM EDT ASCAP signed a deal today with the Television Music License Committee (TMLC) to allow local U.S. television stations access to its 8.5 million tracks for licensing purposes through 2016. The deal is retroactive to January 1, 2010, and sets undiscl ...

  4. Quincy Jones Named ASCAP Founders Honoree

    June 06, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted industry legend Quincy Jones will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 25th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invite-only event will be held June 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angel ...

  5. Jay Warner, President/CEO of National League Music, Dead At 66

    April 26, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Jay Warner, president/CEO of Los Angeles-based National League Music, died April 23 after a long illness. He was 66. Established in the mid-'80s by Warner, National League Music provided worldwide music publishing administration and creative ...

  6. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  7. ASCAP To Honor Trent Reznor With Golden Note Award

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Trent Reznor, the lead singer from Nine Inch Nails and co-composer of massive movie soundtracks such as "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning "The Social Network" score will be honored by ASCA ...

  8. Marc Anthony Honored, Sony/ATV Wins Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony was honored with ASCAP's Founders Award during the 20th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards Anthony received ...

  9. Jez Bell, Peter Bradbury, Matt DeFlippis Discuss: Do We Need Music Collecting Societies in the Digital Age? @SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Jez Bell, Director of Licensing Omnifone; Matt DeFilippis VP New Media & Technology ASCAP; Peter Bradbury Head of Rights BBC (Photo: Jason Gross) Who cares about companies who collect royalties for songwriters and publishers (i.e. ASCAP, BMI)? ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: SESAC, Bicycle Music, BMG, ASCAP, Imagem

    March 15, 2012 2:04 PM EDT SESAC Announces Change in Royalty Distribution SESAC has announced that it will soon make domestic, terrestrial radio performance royalty payments on a monthly basis. Those payments are generally made quarterly. Moreover, the organization says it ...

  11. Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher Among Speakers At New UCLA Music Biz Course

    March 08, 2012 9:58 PM EST Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher and Dan Wilson are among the songwriters lined up to speak at UCLA's new course within the music industry minor at the school. Taught by documentarian, writer and TV producer David Leaf, the course is desi ...

  12. ASCAP Revenues Up, Operating Expenses Down

    March 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST ASCAP has posted a 5.3% increase in revenue to $985 million from the $935 million that the company reported in 2010. Moreover, the organization's operating expense ratio declined by two percentage points to 11.9%. That means the performance r ...

  13. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  14. Carly Simon To Be Honored by ASCAP

    February 16, 2012 6:22 AM EST Carly Simon will receive the ASCAP Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 29th annual Pop Music Awards on April 18. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi Simon will be hono ...

  15. SESAC for Sale, Owners Seeking $500 Million: Report

    February 15, 2012 8:45 AM EST SESAC's owners, which include investment bank Allen & Co. and hedge fund Och-Ziff, are seeking approximately $500 million for performing-rights organization, according to the New York Post . The organization has hired Goldman Sachs to sho ...

  16. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi

    February 13, 2012 2:10 PM EST (L-R): Jennifer Drake, Nicole George, new Motown SVP of A&R Ne-Yo and Ledisi pose for a picture at the 3rd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Grammy brunch. (Photo: PictureGroup) The mimosas were flowing as guests enjoyed the ambience at ASCAP Rhy ...

  17. Emilio Estefan, Jose Valle Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, April 23-26 In Miami

    February 09, 2012 3:32 PM EST Entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan, Univision Radio President José Valle and Target VP of entertainment John Butcher are among the top executives already confirmed as speakers for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented b ...

  18. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  19. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  20. All-American Rejects, David Gray, Ingrid Michaelson To Perform at ASCAP's Sundance Music Cafe

    January 11, 2012 7:45 AM EST ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) today announced the lineup for its upcoming event at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will return for the 14th year and feature performan ...

  21. ASCAP, Radio Music License Committee Announce Settlement in Principle

    December 06, 2011 8:31 AM EST American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced a settlement in principle concerning the fees U.S. radio stations pay to publicly perform ASCAP's more than 8.5 million plus ...

  22. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip, Allen Shamblin Win Big at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 07, 2011 8:46 AM EST Brad Paisley's hit "Anything Like Me" was written to celebrate a son whose arrival led a man to contemplate the progression of his life. Paisley saw his own life's progression on display again Nov. 6 when he walked off with two ...

  23. Taio Cruz Wins Songwriter, Song of the Year at ASCAP London Awards

    November 02, 2011 6:12 PM EDT British artist Taio Cruz was named songwriter of the year and his hit single "Dynamite" won song of the year honors at the 31st annual ASCAP London Awards on Wednesday. U.K. rapper Plan B received the Vanguard Award for his hit album &qu ...

  24. TuneCore Launches Music Publishing Services for Songwriters

    November 02, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Write Songs AND Get Paid For It! TunecCre's new Songwriter Publishing Administration Service homepage. TuneCore is aiming to do for music publishing what it has done for digital distribution: make it easier for independent artists to get paid ...

  25. Backbeat: Eight Great Female Writers, 20 Hits Delivered At ASCAP's L.A.'s Song Camp

    November 01, 2011 8:15 AM EDT At Woodshed Recording Studio, standing, from the left: ASCAP's VP of pop membership Sue Drew, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Debi Nova, Natalia Lafourcade, Erika Nuri, Claudia Brant, Lena, Deana Carter, ASCAP's Sr. director for the West Coast Lat ...

  26. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda to Appear at Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

    October 20, 2011 3:37 PM EDT Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will join Peter Himmelman, "Drive" composer Cliff Martinez and Take 6 co-founder Mervyn Warren in discussing their experiences writing for film at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference being ...

  27. Publishing Briefs: HFA Inks Deal With BFM, Imagem Signs Hesta Prynn And more

    October 19, 2011 8:49 PM EDT HFA Inks New Deal With BFM Digital -- The Harry Fox Agency has reached an agreement to provide technology-driven rights management solutions to independent music distributor BFM Digital. In addition to clearing songs, which HFA has been doing for ...

  28. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: TuneSat's Low-Price Service; PEN's Deal with Olivia Newton-John; Reach Music & Dangerbird Records

    October 04, 2011 1:35 PM EDT TuneSat Announces Low-Price Service for Small Publishers TuneSat, an audio monitoring service aiding music copyright holders track song use on television, has put together a low-price offer for smaller publishers. Its new online portal allows publ ...

  30. Supreme Court Rejects ASCAP Download Appeal

    October 03, 2011 6:07 PM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the appeal of a case in which the download of a musical work does not constitute a public performance. As a result, the membership of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) ...

  31. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Nicole George

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 36 Nicole George VP of membership for rhythm and soul, ASCAP Website: Ascap.com Twitter: @ascap Since joining ASCAP three years ago, Nicole George has been relentless in revitalizing the organization's rhythm and soul department. She has ...

  32. Publishing Briefs: Rondor Signs Alice Cooper, Imagem Signs Lil Wayne Collaborator Angel Aponte

    September 20, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Rondor Inks Alice Cooper - Rondor Music Publishing has signed Alice Cooper to a worldwide publishing agreement and re-upped the company's publishing agreement with producer Bob Ezrin, who has worked with Cooper as a producer, co-writer, arran ...

  33. Backbeat: No I.D. Talks New VP Role at Def Jam; The-Dream Talks Britney @ ASCAP Pre-VMAs Party

    August 28, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Moving On Up: Producer No I.D. annouce he is now an executive VP of Def Jam at the ASCAP's Pre-VMAs bowling mixer at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. (Photo: Brian Dowling) The night was all about celebrating songwriters nominated for MTV Video Mus ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  35. Latin Power Players: Alexandra Lioutikoff

    August 02, 2011 12:41 AM EDT Alexandra Lioutikoff Senior VP of Latin membership, ASCAP In a year in which the music business in general has changed dramatically and sales in the Latin music business have continued to sharply decline, Alexandra Lioutikoff's biggest challe ...

  36. Latin Power Players: Jorge Mejia

    August 01, 2011 11:59 PM EDT Jorge Mejia Senior VP of Latin America/U.S. Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing With 45 charting titles on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in the past 12 months, Sony/ATV Music Publishing continues its streak of hits, second only to Universal ...

  37. Turntable.fm Scores ASCAP, BMI Licensing

    July 21, 2011 5:25 PM EDT The "is it or isn't it legal" questions surrounding Turntable.fm are getting easier by the day. Fresh off a licensing agreement with ASCAP, Turntable.fm today finalized a similar deal with BMI, covering the performing rights agency& ...

  38. ASCAP Announces U.S. Licensing Agreement With Spotify

    July 14, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Just hours after Spotify made its long-anticipated launch in the United States on Thursday, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) announced that it has reached an agreement with the company to license the public performance ...

  39. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen Honored at ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards

    June 24, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Filmmaker David Lynch saluted Angelo Badalamenti and Jay Kogen, the producer at "The Simpsons" who hired Alf Clausen, saluted the animated show's composer Thursday at ASCAP's 26th annual Film & Television Music Awards at th ...

  40. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen To Be Honored at ASCAP Film and TV Music Awards

    June 02, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Composers Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen will be honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 26th annual Film and Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles June 23. In a statement ASCAP P ...

  41. EMI Music Publishing Taking Over Licensing Digital Rights From ASCAP

    May 03, 2011 4:17 PM EDT EMI Music Publishing is bundling performance rights previously represented by ASCAP with mechanical and syncronization rights in a move to streamline licensing for digital music service providers, the company announced in a statement today. In mak ...

  42. Dr. Luke, Fergie, Rufus Wainwright and Executives Offer Songwriting Tips at ASCAP Expo

    April 28, 2011 9:30 PM EDT When producer-songwriter Dr. Luke started to deconstruct the nearly 200 tracks in Katy Perry's "E.T." at the end of day one (April 28) of ASCAP's I Create Music Expo, the way in which he creates a song felt light-years away fro ...

  43. Rod Stewart Honored at ASCAP's Pop Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:28 AM EDT While known more as an interpreter, Rod Stewart is no mean songwriter when he puts his mind to it, and he was honored Wednesday at the 28th annual ASCAP Pop Awards in Los Angeles , particularly for the string of hits he wrote in the 1970s. Stewart ...

  44. Dr. Luke, Max Martin Win Songwriters of the Year, EMI Top Publisher at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 27, 2011 9:10 PM EDT Hitmakers and frequent collaborators Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and Max Martin shared the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award, presented at the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers annual award ceremony held Wednesday nigh ...

  45. ASCAP Releases 2010 Financial Results

    March 31, 2011 10:13 AM EDT While revenues at ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ) dropped by 6% in 2010 to $935 million, it managed to make $845 million in distributions, a 2.1% decline, to its members. Total revenues and member distributions w ...

  46. Tito 'El Bambino,' Sony/ATV Win Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 25, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Tito "El Bambino," who has transcended his reggaetón roots to foray successfully into pop and tropical music, received his first Songwriter of the year award at the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards March 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel ...

  47. Publishing Briefs: Clear, Carly Simon, BMG, ASCAP, Primary Wave, EMI, BMI And More

    March 23, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Oleclear acquires Music People clear , the new production music division of Canadian music publishing firm ole, has acquired the Music People, a Canadian production music company founded in 1974, according to an announcement from ole. As part of t ...

  48. Rod Stewart To Be Honored at ASCAP's Pop Music Awards

    March 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Rod Stewart will be honored at ASCAP's (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 28th Annual Pop Music Awards. Stewart will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award, the past recipients of which Elvis Costello, Jackson Brown ...

  49. Publishing Briefs: ASCAP, Rod Stewart, RightsFlow, Wolfgang's Vault, Imagem Music and more

    March 03, 2011 5:15 PM EST -- ASCAP will honor Rod Stewart at its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards, to be held April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Stewart will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the invitation-only gala, which will also honor ...

  50. Guest Post: William Velez's Open Letter to the Music Industry on Radio Performance Rights

    February 22, 2011 7:01 PM EST With respect to the proposed sound recording performance right, one can sense that things are heating up once again and, frankly, "attention must be paid" (to quote Arthur Miller) to a bit of intellectual honesty. In the interest of disc ...

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