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ASCAP Governing Documents

Downloadable Documents



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Recent Updates



CHANGE IN ASCAP RESIGNATION PROCEDURE
In June 2014, ASCAP's Board of Directors approved a change to Section 1.11.1 of the Compendium of ASCAP Rules and Regulations relating to resignation procedure. Members seeking to resign are now able to do so by providing advance notice to ASCAP within 3-6 months prior to the effective date of resignation. Resignation notice windows and effective dates are still based on the calendar quarter of a member's election to membership. Click here for a chart that sets out the relevant dates. Members seeking to resign from ASCAP must submit their request via Member Access using the interface available under the "Member Status" tab of My Membership.
UPDATE TO THE SURVEY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
In June 2014 the ASCAP Board of Directors revised Section 4.2.1 and added new Section 4.3.2 relating to a change in the definition and value of Non-Featured Performances in Radio.
UPDATE ON NEW MEDIA RIGHTS WITHDRAWAL
On September 17, 2013, US District Judge Denise Cote issued a ruling granting Pandora's motion for summary judgment on one issue involved in the streaming music company's pending rate court proceeding with ASCAP. As a practical matter, Judge Cote's ruling means that the music of the major publishers who had previously withdrawn new media rights from ASCAP will remain under ASCAP's blanket license with Pandora for the period beginning January 1, 2011 and continuing for the term of the license for which Judge Cote will determine Pandora’s fees at trial this December. Any publishers who planned to withdraw new media rights from ASCAP will not be able to do so while Judge Cote’s ruling remains in effect.