Welcome to ASCAP’s Music Advocacy Resource Page

ASCAP is the leading advocate for the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers. With over 670,000 music creator members, ASCAP is committed to working together with other stakeholders throughout the music industry to make meaningful changes to our music licensing system so that it works better for everyone - writers, composers, publishers, licensees and music fans.

This page serves as a guide to the information you should know about music licensing reform, the latest updates and the action you can take to help build a strong and sustainable future for music.


From the Department of Justice’s review of ASCAP’s Consent Decree to the introduction of the Songwriter Equity Act to the US Copyright Office’s study of current music licensing, there’s a lot going on. Stay informed!


Stay up-to-date on news of ASCAP’s advocacy efforts, read what industry experts are saying about music licensing and copyright reform and learn about important upcoming events that affect music creators.