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ASCAP Primer for Concert Member Composers
To insure that you receive ASCAP royalty payments for live SYMPHONIC and RECITAL performances, please help us by doing the following...
ASCAP Primer for Concert Member Publishers
To insure that you receive ASCAP royalty payments for SYMPHONIC and RECITAL performances, please help us by doing the following...
Suggestions to Composers Who Wish to Set Words to Music
Composers who wish to set text (prose or poetry) to music must first discover whether the text is in the public domain and free of encumbrances, or protected by copyright...
What Composers and Music Publishers Seek When They Request Permission to Set Texts to Music
This document was prepared in cooperation with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers) and the AAP (Association of American Publishers) in order to facilitate the process of obtaining permission to use copyrighted material from literary works and set the material to music...
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