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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers


We are a professional organization of 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.

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2017 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Diane Warren, Meghan Trainor, Max Martin, Sony/ATV, BMG and Justin Bieber win big

ASCAP Delivers Record-High 2016 Financial Results

ASCAP collected record-high revenues of $1.059 billion in 2016 and distributed more than $918 million to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Distributions were up 5.6% over the prior year. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews commented: "ASCAP is committed to transforming and innovating to secure a healthy future for music creators and publishers."


2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

Honoring Broadway icon Stephen Schwartz and the composers of the biggest film, TV and video game music of 2016

2017 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Leads Attendees to "Higher Ground"

Unforgettable keynote by Stevie Wonder ends three days of education and inspiration on a transcendent note

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Submissions Now Being Accepted for the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards

The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards program recognizes books, articles and recording liner notes on the subject of music selected for their excellence.

All materials must be received by May 31, 2017

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