ASCAP Legacy

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.

ASCAP Members Earn 79 Spots on NPR’s “150 Greatest Albums Made by Women” List

Joni Mitchell, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Beyoncé and more highlight roster of ASCAP greats

About The ASCAP Foundation

The ASCAP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supported by ASCAP members and music fans throughout the United States. We operate and support vital educational programs that positively impact millions of music creators and music lovers of all ages, each year.

The ASCAP Foundation mission

Help us keep the music playing.

With a tax-deductible gift to The ASCAP Foundation, you can nurture the music creators of tomorrow, and help our community stay vibrant and strong.

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National Recording Registry’s 2016 Picks Are "Over the Rainbow"

Recordings by ASCAP members Barbra Streisand, N.W.A., Talking Heads and more cited for their importance to American society

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.