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How do I log on to the Title Registration system for the first time?
To start using ASCAP's Title Registration system, sign in to Member Access and click "Register a Work" on the "My Catalog" tab.
I already created an online Title Registration account. Can I still log in?

Yes. Sign in to your Member Access account for the ASCAP membership that you originally associated with Title Registration. You will automatically be logged in to your existing Title Registration account. We no longer require separate login credentials for Title Registration.

If you prefer, you can still log in using your existing Title Registration credentials. On the Title Registration screen, input your member code and password in the "Existing User" section.

Why can't I activate my Title Registration account?
It takes approximately five business days after your election to ASCAP before you can start registering your works. If it has already been five days, log in to your Member Access account and click the “Register a Work” link in the “My Catalog” section. If you are still unable to register works, please contact the ASCAP Member Services department at 1-800-95-ASCAP.
Can you walk me through a registration?
Please watch our online video tutorials, located on the Title Registration home page after you sign in. The videos will walk you through the registration process step by step.
I want to register more titles, but I have forgotten my password. Should I start another account?
There is no need to start another account. Simply click the "Forgot Password?" link on the Member Access page and you can recover your password. If you are logging in through the Title Registration homepage, you can click the “Forgot your password?” link there.
How do I revise the writers, publishers or shares on a title that I have already submitted?
You may only revise a work that you originally registered online yourself. To revise the entitled party or share information for a work, click "View/Edit an Existing Title" on the navigation bar. Select the appropriate work, edit the work as necessary and click “Submit.” If the change(s) you submit instruct(s) ASCAP to delete an entitled party other than yourself or reduce the share of another entitled party, ASCAP may require signed correspondence from that party confirming the change.
I need specific changes made to a work in my catalog that I didn't register. How do I edit this work?
Changes to a work you did not register should be submitted as a "Member Service Inquiry" through Member Access. Click “Member Service Inquiry,” then select the category “My Catalog” and the topic “Work Record Question.” You will be assigned an inquiry number and notified when the work has been updated.
I have both an ASCAP writer and publisher membership. Do I have to register titles twice?

No. Titles should only be registered once, and will automatically appear in the catalogs of each entitled party listed on the initial registration.

Please note: If your work is not self-published, we prefer that the work be registered only by the publisher representing your interest.

I co-wrote a piece of music, and my co-writer already registered it. Do I need to register it as well?

If your co-writer registered the work with ASCAP, there is no need to register the song again – though it is a good idea to check with your co-writer to ensure that he/she registered it properly.

If your co-writer belongs to a different PRO, you will also need to register your work with ASCAP before we can track it and get you paid.

I forgot my member number. Can you please send me my number?
Because of our privacy policy, we cannot provide your member code by e-mail. However, you can find your Member ID in your Member Access account, on an ASCAP royalty statement, or by calling Member Services at 1-800-95-ASCAP.

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