American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

  1. ASCAP Expo Set For April

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP’s "I Create Music" songwriting and composing expo will be held April 10-12 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The gathering brings together songwriters, composers, music publishers and professionals with emerging mu ...

  2. ASCAP Passes 300,000 Member Mark

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has reached a new milestone, now counting more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers as members. The performing rights organization, founded in 1914, licenses a repertory of more than 8.5 million songs. It reported record ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Windswept CEO Joins ASCAP Board

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) board of directors has elected Evan Medow as director. He currently serves as president and CEO at Windswept. Medow helped found Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co. in 1988. He serv ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. No Performance Fees For Music Downloads

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A senior federal court judge, who has often sided with copyright holders, ruled against ASCAP today (April 25). Digital music services AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! won a summary judgment declaring that downloading music files is not a public perfo ...

  7. Judge: No Performance Right In Downloads

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several sources tell Billboard.biz that a federal court has ruled that there is no performance right for publishers and songwriters in a download. The decision came during a proceeding to determine royalty rates between ASCAP and digital services ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Solis Wins Big At ASCAP Latin Awards

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis was named songwriter of the year at the 15th annual ASCAP Latin music awards. The ceremony, held March 21 at New York City's Nokia Theatre, also honored Venezuelan Franco de Vita and Mexico's ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. ASCAP To Honor De Vita

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita, author of a long line of pop songs that have become virtual anthems in Latin America, will be honored with the ASCAP Latin Heritage Award. De Vita will be honored during the 15th annual 2007 ASCAP Latin ...

  13. ASCAP, Digital Services Kick Off Rate Proceedings

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what promises to be one of the most hotly contested copyright issues this year, the question of whether downloading a song means that there is a "public performance" of a composition is now officially for a federal court judge in New ...

  14. HFA Halts Negotiations With MusicNet

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a letter obtained by Billboard.biz, the Harry Fox Agency notified MusicNet late yesterday (Dec. 12) that it is withdrawing its proposed license for interactive streams from the service, which supplies music for Microsoft, MTV, Yahoo! and others ...

  15. ASCAP Files Suits In Eight States

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has filed copyright infringement suits against 10 nightclubs, bars and restaurants in eight states. Although all establishments licensed rights from the performing rights organizati ...

  16. Rich, James, Rutherford Top ASCAP Country Honors

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and SONY/ATV Music Publishing were among the top honorees at the 2006 ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Oct. 23 in Nashville. Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Bre ...

  17. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 11. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. The singer-songwriter was a ...

  18. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in th ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. ASCAP Honors 50 Cent, Dupri

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cent and Jermaine Dupri were named songwriters of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held tonight (June 26) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. This 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri were named songw ...

  22. EMI Named Publisher Of Year At ASCAP Awards

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cent, Green Day among those honored. EMI Music Publishing was named publisher of the year at the 23rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held tonight (May 22) at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. It marked the 12th time that EMI, which had 1 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. The Beat

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's first "I Create Music" Expo, held recently in Los Angeles, brought together an unprecedented number of top songwriters/producers/artists for three days to discuss the creation and business of ASCAP's first "I Creat ...

  26. The Beat

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's first "I Create Music" Expo, held recently in Los Angeles, brought together an unprecedented number of top songwriters/producers/artists for three days to discuss the creation and business of ASCAP's first "I Creat ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. ASCAP Revenues Up $50M In 2005

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling more than $749 million, $50 million more than the prior year. The 6% increase resulted in royalty payments to members topping $645 million. ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling mor ...

  32. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  33. ASCAP Latin Music Awards Scheduled For March 7

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Special honoree to be singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), will host its 14th annual Latin music awards March 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. The special honoree of ...

  34. ASCAP Launches New Online Resource

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Goal is to introduce listeners to emerging ASCAP talent. ASCAP today launched a new online music resource intended to introduce listeners to emerging ASCAP talent. ASCAP Network, which is available through the performing rights organization's ...

  35. The Publishers' Place

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST American collecting societies are stepping up to the challenges of a digital world. One day they will no longer be neatly categorized into performing rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) or a mech American collecting societies are stepping up ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. ASCAP Expo To Kick Off April 2006

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST First national songwriting/composing conference. ASCAP will present the first national songwriting and composing conference next year, to be held April 20-22 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, it was revealed today (Nov. 3). The pe ...

  39. Yusuf Islam Wins ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the veteran artist formerly know as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year tonight (Oct. 19) at the ASCAP Awards in London. Yusuf Islam, the veteran artist formerly know as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year tonight ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Copyright Office Proposes License Reform Bill

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Would abolish the compulsory mechanical license. The Copyright Office offered a proposed bill June 21 to House subcommittee leaders that would abolish the compulsory mechanical license for cover recordings and could transform performing right orga ...

  43. ASCAP Honors Production Icons Jam & Lewis

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rhythm & Soul Music Awards to be held June 27. Acclaimed production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will receive ASCAP's Heritage Award during the organization's 18th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards ceremony. This year' ...

  44. EMI Named Publisher Of The Year At ASCAP Awards

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's 'Hey Ya' grabs top song honors. EMI Music Publishing took home the coveted publisher of the year title at the 22nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held May 16 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. It marked t ...

  45. Scene & Heard

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For composers, who tend to spend most days holed up in a dark room, ASCAP's 20th annual Film & Television Music Awards April 27 were a rare opportunity for a little black-tie revelry. Read Jill Ki For composers, who tend to spend most ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. MUSIC BIZ MEETS MR. SMITH IN WASHINGTON

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, BMI, the National Music Publishers’ Assn., the Digital Media Assn. and six other music and music-user groups are involved in meetings with Rep. Lamar The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, B ...

  49. Debney, Snow Honored At ASCAP Film, TV Awards

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gala held in Los Angeles. Composer John Debney was honored with the Henry Mancini Award at ASCAP's 20th Annual Film & Television Music Awards gala, held last night (April 27) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The three-time Emmy ...

  50. In The Spirit

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP names Jeremy Camp songwriter of the year during Gospel Music Week. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. ASCAP names Jeremy Camp songwriter of the year during Gospel Music Week. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. News Jeremy Camp , De ...

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