Matthew DeFilippis

New York, NY, October 16, 2006: ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) has promoted Matthew DeFilippis to Vice President, New Media and Technology, it was announced today by Chris Amenita, Senior Vice President, ASCAP Enterprises. DeFilippis will lead ASCAP’s efforts in New Media licensing and in the evaluation of new technology initiatives. Based in New York, DeFilippis previously served as Assistant Vice President.

“From developing licenses for Internet sites and services to wireless applications, ASCAP is the leader in delivering value to its customers and members,” said Amenita. “Matt is a founding member of ASCAP’s New Media and Technology Department and has been a driving force in the success of ASCAP’s licensing efforts in this area.”

DeFilippis has received ASCAP’s Exceptional Service Award and is recognized for showing outstanding leadership in ASCAP’s MOVE program on General Licensing Marketplace Development. Prior to managing the New Media and Technology department, he held the position of Strategic Planning Coordinator at the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) & The Harry Fox Agency (HFA).

DeFilippis has been a speaker at numerous technology conferences including CTIA, Digital Music Forum and Future of Music. He holds a BA from Columbia University in New York City.

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 250,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members. ASCAP also represents the repertories created by the international affiliates of 70 foreign performing rights organizations. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American Performing Rights Organization owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.