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October 01, 2012

ASCAP Launches ASCAP OnStage

New Program Delivers Royalties For Live Performances

New York, NY, October 1, 2012: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce the launch of ASCAP OnStage, a new addition to ASCAP's public performance survey. This new program provides ASCAP members an opportunity to receive royalties when their music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the country.

With ASCAP OnStage, writer members can notify ASCAP of live performances of their work via Member Access at ASCAP.com and, beginning in January, ASCAP Mobile. Members simply provide the basic details of the live performance and a list of the performed songs. A royalty, based upon venue license fees, is then distributed to the writers and publishers of the songs as part of their quarterly ASCAP distribution.

"ASCAP OnStage augments our already robust survey and distribution system," commented ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership Randy Grimmett. "It offers our many active members an opportunity to be fairly compensated for their live performances, regardless of the size of the venue. The simplicity of the ASCAP OnStage user interface lets our members easily submit their setlists and concentrate on what they do best: writing the best music in the world."

The impressive platform provides members with a list of all ASCAP OnStage performances of their registered works, even those submitted by other ASCAP members. This helps members coordinate with each other and guarantees writers and publishers are compensated accurately and completely.

ASCAP OnStage is another great example of ASCAP's commitment to its members. For more information and a detailed FAQ, visit www.ascap.com/onstage.