Honoring the music that has elevated the ASCAP repertory for generations.
Ensuring it will have an impact for generations to come.
Your music withstood the test of time. So should your royalties.
Find out how estate planning can help your music benefit your successors, long after you wrote it.
Missy Elliott, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Justin Timberlake, Martin Bandier, Sara Bareilles, Jermaine Dupri, Queen Latifah, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Timbaland among honorees and presenters
ASCAP is the Magna Carta to the author and composer...the Declaration of Independence of the creative mind...and the Social Security of the free spirit.”— Johnny Mercer
John Mellencamp Receives the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award at WhyHunger Gala
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ASCAP @ The Library of Congress
Explore riches from The ASCAP Foundation Collection in this virtual exhibit, hosted by the Library of Congress.
The ASCAP story
ASCAP was the first PRO in the US, founded in 1914. As the music business has evolved, we’ve evolved right along with it. But we remain committed to protecting the livelihoods of songwriters, composers and publishers that call ASCAP home.