New York, NY, June 17, 2008: The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) has promoted Randall Grimmett to Senior Vice President, Domestic Membership, it was announced today by John LoFrumento, Chief Executive Officer. In his new position reporting to LoFrumento through ASCAP EVP, Membership Todd Brabec, he will directly oversee all activities of Membership in the musical genres of Pop/Rock, Urban, Latin and Film & TV. Grimmett, who joined ASCAP in 1994 and is based in Los Angeles, was most recently Senior Vice President, Membership Business Affairs.

Since joining ASCAP, Grimmett has been instrumental in ASCAP's membership efforts, including the acquisition and retention of many prominent members, development of many innovative business practices and the programming of the hugely successful ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO. He has been a vital part of ASCAP's strong market share growth through the deployment of new competitive tools for its most high profile members.

LoFrumento commented, "Randy's business acumen, his directness, his managerial skills and his responsiveness to our members in the changing music industry environment have proven invaluable to ASCAP. This promotion not only recognizes his prior contributions, but our confidence in his ability to lead ASCAP's Membership Group into the future."

Grimmett began his music career in management and business affairs. An attorney, he joined the ASCAP staff 14 years ago, and has continued to grow his membership efforts for the Society by working with all departments of ASCAP as well as writers, publishers and their representatives in all genres of music. Prior to his relocation to California, he worked in private legal practice. He has a B.A. in English and a J.D., with honors, from The University of Oklahoma where he was Chief Note Editor of the College of Law Journal and on the International Moot Court Team. For the past six years, Grimmett has served as an adjunct professor at Cal Poly-Pomona where he teaches the music publishing/legal/copyright course, and currently serves on the national Board of the Association of Independent Music Publishers.

Todd Brabec, Executive Vice President of Membership, will continue to oversee the remaining domestic genres and International Membership while developing important new strategic Membership initiatives in member service and education. Commenting on Grimmett's promotion, Brabec said, "I have mentored Randy for his entire ASCAP career and could not be more pleased with today's announcement. It represents a significant move forward in positioning ASCAP's future. Our members could not have a more responsive and engaged leader, and I look forward to working with him in his new role."

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 320,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with over 90 similar foreign organizations such that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world. 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 PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

Pauline Stack
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