American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

  1. 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 ...

  2. ASCAP To Honor Young, Dupri

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop awards will take place May 16. ASCAP will honor Neil Young and Jermaine Dupri at its 22nd annual Pop Music Awards on May 16 in Los Angeles. Young will receive the Founders Award, which honors pioneering songwriters. Past recipients include Elv ...

  3. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  4. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  8. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Notable News

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP hopes to educate the public about the price songwriters pay for unlicensed music by having some well-known names appear in commercials. Read Susan Butler's column. ASCAP hopes to educate the public about the price songwriters pay for un ...

  11. ASCAP Sues Un-Licensed Businesses

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rights body files 24 infringement suits. ASCAP continued its enforement efforts by filing 24 separate copyright-infringement lawsuits yesterday (Jan. 22) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The venue ...

  12. Words & Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The ninth annual ASCAP Foundation Awards honors late lyricist Bob Russell during its Lifetime Achievement Award presentations. Read Jim Bessman's column. The ninth annual ASCAP Foundation Awards honors late lyricist Bob Russell during its Lif ...

  13. Music To Get Star Treatment At Sundance

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI, ASCAP plan events at film festival. BMI, ASCAP plan events at film festival. News ...

  14. Copyright Law Needs Update For Digital Era

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Last month, at <i>Billboard</i>'s inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles, senior executives of several online music services answered one critical question with surprising unanimity Jonathan Potter is executive ...

  15. Blades To Be Honored At ASCAP Latin Awards

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP will celebrate its 13th annual Latin Music Awards, El Premio Ascap, April 5 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed Lati ASCAP will celebrate its 13th annual ...

  16. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  17. Paisley, Harris, EMI Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opry Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher ...

  18. Behind the Deal: Calculating Radio Fees To ASCAP

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee, which represents most of the 12,000 U.S. commercial radio stations, announced Oct. 18 a set-fee agreement for over-the-air performances and simultaneous st ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee, w ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. ASCAP Honor For Emmylou

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Founders Award to be presented Nov. 8. ASCAP will honor Emmylou Harris with its Founders Award Nov. 8 during the performing right organization’s 42nd Country Music Awards at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel. The award is presented to ASCAP songwriter me ...

  23. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. NEW YORK -- ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unp ...

  24. ASCAP, T.V. Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  25. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  26. Words & Music

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ASCAP Foundation develops programs to preserve the works of Irving Caesar. Read Jim Bessman's column. The ASCAP Foundation develops programs to preserve the works of Irving Caesar. Read Jim Bessman's column. News Irving Caesar , Jim ...

  27. 50 Cent Takes 3 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, Rick James among the key winners. 50 Cent took home three awards, including songwriter of the year, at ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The rapper's party anthem "In Da Club" also claimed top R&B/h ...

  28. Blanket License For File Sharing: Easier Said Than Done

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite all of the efforts by the record industry -- including educational initiatives, Congressional lobbying and lawsuits -- illegal file sharing of copyrighted music continues to thrive and poses a Despite all of the efforts by the record indus ...

  29. Higher Ground

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 26th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards name MercyMe's Bart Millard and Sparrow's Nichole Nordeman songwriters of the year. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. The 26th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards name MercyMe's Bar ...

  30. Pat Collins Upped To SESAC Chief

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill Velez exits after 11 years. Pat Collins has been promoted to president/COO of Nashville-based performing rights organization SESAC, Billboard.biz has learned. Collins succeeds Bill Velez, who has stepped down after 11 years with the company, ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Why All The Noise About Ringtones?

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As anyone who's heard a cell phone ring in a crowded room knows, there is a nascent industry growing around the delivery of content to mobile phones. As anyone who's heard a cell phone ring in a crowded room knows, there is a nascent ind ...

  33. ASCAP To Honor Jay-Z, Rick James

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Rick James will be the top honorees at this year's ASCAP Rhythm &amp; Soul Music Awards. The 17th annual gala is set for June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles Jay-Z and Rick James will be the top honorees at this ye ...

  34. Live365 To Offer Licensing To Its Webcasters

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP, BMI, SESAC aboard for discount deal. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC aboard for discount deal. News ...

  35. Live365 To Offer Licensing To Its Webcasters

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to offer discounted Internet licenses to select Live365 broadcasters. Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SES ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Windswept Partners With Prestopino

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter has worked with P. Diddy, Natalie Cole. Publishing company Windswept Holdings announced today that it has signed a co-venture agreement with Ufemizm Music, a publishing and production company started by songwriter/producer Greg Prestopi ...

  38. ASCAP Take On Digital-Download Royalties A Joke

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP is now attempting to claim that both a mechanical royalty and a performance royalty are owed for digital downloads. U.S. copyright law grants musical works rights holders various exclusive rights, including the right to reproduction and the ...

  39. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Bill Thomas Exits ASCAP

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Thomas has exited ASCAP after 14 years. Bill Thomas has exited ASCAP after 14 years. His position as chief of staff has been eliminated. The New York-based executive is seeking opportunities. News Bill Thomas ...

  43. Perez, Sebastian Lead El Premio ASCAP Honors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rudy Perez and Joan Sebastian both received honors for songwriter of the year at the 12th annual El Premio ASCAP Awards, presented today (March 11) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Premio ASCAP honored th Rudy Perez and Joan Sebastian both received ho ...

  44. ASCAP, TouchTunes Forge License

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has entered into a licensing agreement with TouchTunes, which operates 7,500 digital jukeboxes in U.S. bars, restaurants and other establishments. The move allows TouchTunes to offer all music f ASCAP has entered into a licensing agreement w ...

  45. ASCAP Sets Date For Rhythm & Soul Awards

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm &amp; Soul Music Awards will take place June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The ceremony honors the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP son ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm & ...

  46. ASCAP Taps Shore For Lifetime Honor

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has named Howard Shore as the latest recipient of the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. ASCAP has named Howard Shore as the latest recipient of the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award, which honors Shore' ...

  47. ASCAP Revenues Hit Record High In 2003

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP will reveal today (Feb. 10) that its revenues reached an all-time high of $668 million in 2003. This is an increase of 5.2% from the previous year. The previous revenue high came in 2001, when t ASCAP will reveal today (Feb. 10) that its rev ...

  48. 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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