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ASCAP Celebrates the Marriage of Music and Film with Performances and Talks at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

ASCAP composers score music for top-winning festival films while Questlove’s music doc, Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), takes home Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award

ASCAP Composer Spotlight @ Sundance Film Festival 2021

Get to know the composers powering this year's Sundance selections.

How to get paid for music in film, TV & visual media

Cue Sheet Corner: If your music is used in a film or TV show, cue sheets are essential to getting paid. Here's everything you need to know about them.
Ad & Promo: Was your music used in a commercial, trailer, infomercial, promo spot or PSA? Here’s how to get your ASCAP royalties.
Payment System: We process hundreds of billions of performances of ASCAP music each year. So how do we track it all and get you paid?

There are so few people who are fighting for us. ASCAP supports composers and they always support me.

— Hans Zimmer

Attending Sundance in support of three unique films from visionary directors was an experience beyond my wildest dreams. I especially appreciated the support and enthusiasm from my friends at ASCAP, who created a place for musicians from around the world to connect with narrative filmmakers in search of their skills.

— Bear McCreary

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ASCAP Film/TV Workshops

  • ASCAP LA Film Scoring Workshop

  • ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop (NYC)

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Next distribution*

Domestic Writer Distribution - July 2021

*Distribution dates are estimates only and subject to change without notice. Distributions may occur on or after the dates listed.