An Upgrade is Coming from ASCAP!

An ASCAP Licensing Customer Update

ASCAP is excited to announce that we are nearing completion of the development of our new and improved licensing system - impacting our television customers first! The new system will be launched in a phased rollout, with the initial launch targeted for November 2020 (subject to change).

As part of the initial launch, customers should begin to see improvements in the system's payment and communication functions, including a new, easy-to-read invoice and more flexibility on how to group your bills together, if you have multiple stations. Future launches will provide additional enhancements to the system, culminating in the rollout of a brand new licensee portal - an all-in-one, self-service platform where you can:

- Manage your account
- Pay your invoices
- View your statements
- Communicate with your account manager

In advance of the initial launch, all ASCAP TV licensees will receive a new account number. You will receive notifications of this change and will be able to learn your new account number prior to the rollout. Please keep an eye on this landing page and in your billing inserts for more information on when and how you will obtain your new account number!

Thank you for being a loyal ASCAP licensee!

Licensing System Upgrade FAQs

  • Licensing System Upgrade FAQs
When will the system upgrade happen?
ASCAP's licensing system upgrade will happen in phases, with the initial phase slated to take place in November 2020. This initial phase will impact our TV customers. While an exact launch date is not available to share at this time, you will receive billing inserts and various notices prior to its launch so you will be aware of all upcoming upgrades and changes.
What does this change mean for my station or group?
Your station(s) or group(s) will see changes and improvements to your licensing experience over time. Initially, you will experience minor changes, such as a new account number and new invoices. However, in later phases, we hope to offer you more enhancements to your experience, such as online bill pay and reporting, as well as a way to communicate directly with the ASCAP Licensing team. Again, all upgrades will be announced prior to their rollout so you will understand exactly how your account will be impacted by each launch.
When and how will I get my new account number?
As we get closer to the system upgrade launch date, we will specify a time and date that you will be informed of your new account number. We recommend that you continue to review all inserts included in your billing statements, as this will be the main form of account change communication with you.
When will we see the portal?
Right now, the licensing portal is on track to be ready early next year. As with all technology upgrades, this timeline may change. However, you receive multiple communications prior to the portal's launch. We encourage to pay close attention to the billing inserts you receive with your bills, as this will be our main form of communication for upcoming changes. 

Contact us if you have additional questions

Call us at 1-800-99-ASCAP (7227) or email us at