ASCAP Payment System

ASCAP Distribution Schedule*

ASCAP Distribution Schedule Update

Due to anticipated disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 crisis, ASCAP has transitioned to a more flexible distribution schedule for 2021.

Target dates for distributions are estimates only and subject to change without notice.

2021 Dates* Distribution Type Performance Period
Monday, January 11, 2021 Domestic Writer Distribution April, May & June 2020 (2Q20)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 International Distribution
Friday, March 26, 2021 Domestic Publisher Distribution

July, August & September (3Q20)

PLUS: the balance of royalties from our Symphonic, Recital and Educational (SRE) survey

Monday, April 12, 2021 Domestic Writer Distribution

July, August & September (3Q20)

PLUS: the balance of royalties from our Symphonic, Recital and Educational (SRE) survey

Monday, May 17, 2021 International Distribution
Friday, June 18, 2021 Domestic Publisher Distribution October, November & December 2020 (4Q20)
Monday, July 12, 2021 Domestic Writer Distribution October, November & December 2020 (4Q20)
Monday, August 16, 2021 International Distribution
Friday, September 17, 2021 Domestic Publisher Distribution January, February & March 2021 (1Q21)
October 2021 Domestic Writer Distribution January, February & March 2021 (1Q21)
November 2021 International Distribution
December 2021 Domestic Publisher Distribution April, May & June 2021 (2Q21)
2020 Dates* Distribution Type Performance Period
Monday, January 6, 2020 Domestic Writer Distribution April, May & June 2019 (2Q19)
Monday, February 10, 2020 International Distribution
Friday, March 20, 2020 Domestic Publishers Distribution March 2020 Domestic Publishers Distribution. Quarterly Domestic Distribution for 3rd quarter 2019 (July, August, September) performances.
Concert performances:
Symphonic and recital – October 2018 through September 2019.
Educational – September 2018 through August 2019.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Domestic Writer Distribution April 2020 Domestic Writer Distribution. Quarterly Domestic Distribution for 3rd quarter 2019 (July, August, September) performances.
Concert performances:
Symphonic and recital – October 2018 through September 2019.
Educational – September 2018 through August 2019.
Monday, May 11, 2020 International Distribution
Friday, June 19, 2020 Domestic Publishers Distribution October, November & December 2019 (4Q19)
Monday, July 6, 2020 Domestic Writer Distribution October, November & December 2019 (4Q19)
Monday, August 10, 2020 International Distribution
Friday, September 18, 2020 Domestic Publishers Distribution January, February & March 2020 (1Q20)
Monday, October 5, 2020 Domestic Writer Distribution January, February & March 2020 (1Q20)
Monday, November 9, 2020 International Distribution
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Domestic Publishers Distribution April, May & June 2020 (2Q20)

*As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the US Postal Service is not currently accepting, and ASCAP cannot send, mail (including checks and statements) destined for certain countries. Visit the USPS International Service Alerts page for the most up to date information on mail service disruptions.

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