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The ASCAP Lab experiments at the intersection of technology, art and business to super-serve and support our music creator and music user communities into the next century.

We inspire and funnel the deep passion and creativity that the ASCAP team already brings to their work in order to harness innovation that matters to our Members and the music industry.

Get a Glimpse of the Future of Music Creation

Watch the video below for demonstrations of four prototype technologies that reimagine how artists and fans make and interact with music – all dreamed up by the finalists of our Immersive Music Studio Challenge, co-presented with the NYC Media Lab.

Get to know the four finalists in our Immersive Music Studio Challenge ⬇️

ASCAP Lab Announces 2nd Class of NYC Media Lab Seed Projects to Nurture the Future of Music

"To drive our next century of growth and to harness your deep passion for ASCAP’s mission, we have launched ASCAP Lab, an innovation program that will explore advanced technologies, new business approaches and creative collaborations intended to broaden the lens through which we view what is possible as we seek to serve and support our membership."

-Elizabeth Matthews - ASCAP Chief Executive Officer

ASCAP Lab Around the Web

  • TechCrunch: ASCAP Lab Highlights a Quartet of Early-Stage Music Startups (July 28, 2021)

  • Music Ally: ASCAP Reveals Startups for Immersive Music Studio Challenge (July 29, 2021)

  • Variety: Living Colour’s Vernon Reid Joins ASCAP Lab as Artist in Residence (October 6, 2020)

  • ASCAP Launches Program to Drive Innovation Agenda for Next Century of Growth (September 9, 2019)