In 1919, ASCAP signed our first agreement with a foreign performing rights organization (PRO). Today we have reciprocal agreements with more than 100 PROs around the world. We are proud to work closely with our global partners to ensure that music creators and publishers get paid, wherever their music is heard.
When ASCAP music gets played overseas, our international sister societies monitor the performances and send the royalties to ASCAP. Then we distribute them to our members in our quarterly international distributions.