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We are ASCAP.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers


We are a professional organization of 735,000 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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ASCAP @ Sundance Film Festival 2020

Heading to Park City this month? Meet the top-shelf talent playing our Sundance ASCAP Music Café, and get to know the composers behind this year's Festival films.

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ASCAP Members United Our World in 2019

Congratulations to ASCAP’s 2019 Billboard chart-topping songwriters - and to all of our 735,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members - for giving us something to sing about.


ASCAP Statement on Reports of Discovery Networks New Policy Toward Composers

Congratulations to ASCAP's 2020 Grammy Nominees

The Recording Academy has shortlisted ASCAP members from across the genre spectrum for the 2020 Grammys. Billie Eilish & FINNEAS lead the ASCAP pack, with Beyoncé, Bon Iver, The Chemical Brothers, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend), Hillary Lindsey, Vince Mendoza and Radiohead's Thom Yorke each picking up three or more nominations.

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