An ASCAP Licensing Customer Update
ASCAP is excited to announce that our new and improved licensing system will launch late November 2020, starting with our television licensing customers!
This page will serve as a resource for our licensee customers, explaining the changes coming with the new system. We will update this page regularly with new information, so please bookmark it and check back frequently.
The first major change with the launch of the system is that our television customers will receive a new ASCAP License Account Number (actually three different numbers, all of which are explained below).
Each television station will have the following new numbers assigned to them:
Group Number: This is a brand new feature of the system that will allow both station owners and ASCAP to manage accounts at the highest level. The number will be assigned to the corporate entity that enters into an ASCAP license covering one or more individual television stations.
Customer Number: This is the number that television customers are used to. It corresponds to individual stations and is tied to the station’s FCC ID.
Policy Number: This is another new feature of the system. Every station will now be assigned a policy number for each specific, individual agreement, by term or period covered by such agreement, that the station has with ASCAP. Because we are migrating to the new system information for periods prior to the commencement of the most recent ASCAP-TVMLC agreement, , a station may have more than one policy number at launch. Referencing your policy number is the easiest and most efficient way to get information on the exact station, license and period you are enquiring about or submitting payment for.
Please consult the chart below for a visualization of how these new account numbers work:
As the system launch nears, continue to check this page for additional information about system updates and what they will mean for you and your station(s).
Thank you for being an ASCAP licensee!