ASCAP and YMCA-USA Music Licensing Partnership
ASCAP and the YMCA of the USA have entered into an agreement to provide ASCAP music licenses for all 2,700 YMCA member branches. All branches will receive login credentials via YMCA of the USA, which will enable them to purchase an ASCAP license. Here are the facts you need to know about the ASCAP music license for YMCA branches:
• ASCAP is a membership organization of more than 825,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. Our members include both the hottest artists of today and the writers of your all-time favorite songs.
• Our license agreement makes complying with the law easy. U.S. copyright law requires you to obtain permission from music copyright owners to play their songs in your facility. Instead of reaching out to hundreds of thousands of music creators yourself, a single ASCAP license agreement gives you permission to play music from any ASCAP member in your facility.
• With an ASCAP music license, you have unlimited access to ASCAP's expansive catalogue of millions of songs which you can play as often as you want in a wide variety of ways. Whether it's off an electronic device or music provided by a DJ at club functions - the music is licensed and you've complied with the law.
• It's the right thing to do. Your license fee helps support America's smallest business owners - songwriters. 88¢ of every $1 from your license fee goes back directly to ASCAP members as royalties, allowing them to make a living from their craft and continue creating music to delight your members.