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ASCAP Composer Spotlight @ Sundance Film Festival 2021

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

ASCAP Film Music Family Scores Five World Soundtrack Awards

Congratulations to Gabriel Yared, Alfonso G. Aguilar, Bryce Dessner, Cynthia Erivo and Ana Kasrashvili on their triumphs at the 2020 World Soundtrack Awards, one of film music’s most prestigious honors!

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

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?

ASCAP has been a wonderful champion of what I do, from a career standpoint, business standpoint, emotionally. You know someone out there has your back for the way we make a living.

— James Levine

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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*

International Distribution - February 2021

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