ASCAP is a membership association of more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
ASCAP is home to more than 600,000 music creator members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the only PRO in the US owned and governed by our members.
We license over 10 million ASCAP songs and scores to the businesses that play them publicly, then send the money to our members as royalties. We use cutting-edge technology to process nearly 600 billion performances every year - more than any PRO in the world.
ASCAP is committed to protecting the rights of our members. We work to elevate the voice of the music creator, build relationships with our allies in Congress and foster thoughtful policy-making for the benefit of creators, business and consumers alike.
ASCAP employees are proud to be part of a community of music creators and supporters. Collectively, we are experts in the music and media businesses, technology, licensing and copyright. Individually, we are music fans, and passionate about helping those that create music.