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The ASCAP Surveys

The following chart outlines the various media, including broadcast, cable, on-line, and live shows, where we conduct a complete count of performances and where we conduct a sample survey.

It is important to remember that as digital information becomes more readily available, ASCAP expands our complete count of performances and relies on samples only where it is necessary.

MEDIUM
THE CENSUS SURVEY
(Complete Count of Performances)
THE SAMPLE SURVEY
Network Television
  • ABC, NBC, CBS - all performances, including music in commercials, promotional and public service announcements
 
  • Fox and CW - all programs, commercials and promotional announcements
  • Univision - all programs and promotional announcements
  • All other uses
Local TV
  • All syndicated programs and movies
  • All commercials on stations monitored by Competitrack
  • Locally produced programs for which ASCAP is paid on a per-program license basis
  • All other programs
  • Music in commercials, promotional and public service announcements
Cable TV
  • All general entertainment cable networks, premium movie services and selected sports services
  • All series and movies on MTV and VH1
  • All commercials on stations monitored by Competitrack

If you would like a complete list of surveyed cable services, please contact ASCAP’s Member Services department.

  • All other programs and uses on these major cable services
  • All uses on other licensed cable services
Cable TV – Local Cable Systems

 

  • All programs and music in commercials, promotional and public service announcements
Music Choice
  • Census of titles that exceed credit threshold
  • Sample of other titles on all channels
PBS
  • PBS programs, syndicated programs and movies on more than 50 of the largest PBS stations
  • All other programs and uses
Live Concerts

  • All songs written and submitted by members via ASCAP OnStage
  • All songs performed in the 300 top-grossing concert tours
  • All songs performed in other selected major venues
  • Live symphonic and recital concerts
  • College band/wind ensembles
  • Other performances in educational institutions
Radio

 

  • All radio including commercial stations, National Public Radio, college radio stations, and satellite radio
Internet
  • ASCAP-licensed Internet sites and Ringback tone licensees that provide us with complete data on music use
  • Other ASCAP-licensed Internet sites
Background and Foreground Music Services
  • The Environmental Channel and FMI satellite services of MUZAK
  • Titles on DMX Satellite channels that automatically match to work IDs or are above a threshold number of plays
  • All other titles on DMX
Other Media
  • Ringling Brothers Circus
  • Disney on Ice
  • Radio City Music Hall holiday shows, including tour
  • Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens theme parks
  • Banco Popular
  • Digital Jukebox (e.g. Touchtunes and AMI) titles that exceed credit threshold
  • 50 monthly programs on airlines
  • All other Digital Jukebox titles

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