ASCAP Payment System
ASCAP’s main role is to make sure our members are fairly compensated when their music is performed in public. We license over 10 million songs and scores to the businesses that play them, then send the money to our members as royalties. We use cutting edge technology to track, match, process and pay on a trillion performances each year, making us one of the most effective and innovative PROs in the world.
While our payment system is complex, it’s based on a few simple principles: