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.

Easy Writer: Jack Tempchin Reflects on “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and The Magic of Songwriting

Hit writer discusses his recent recording of songs written for the Eagles, Glenn Frey and other artists

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

Frequently asked questions

About establishing your ASCAP legacy

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.