March 04, 2014

Jon Bahr Promoted to Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

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Jon Bahr

New York, NY, March 4, 2014: ASCAP Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications Lauren Iossa today announced the promotion of Jon Bahr to Senior Director, Marketing & Communications. Based in ASCAP's New York office, Bahr joined ASCAP in 2003 and previously held the title of Director, Marketing.

Commenting on Bahr's promotion, Iossa said: “Jon has proven that he is a true leader in guiding ASCAP's marketing, event and advertising direction. He was instrumental in driving the success of our 100th birthday marketing, including our 100 Years, 100 Days campaign and the commissioned film, Why We Create Music, which is the centerpiece of the campaign. A knowledgeable technology resource at ASCAP, Jon is a multifaceted marketer excelling from idea to implementation. He is equally comfortable with business development partnerships, communications and strategic initiatives, and I am thrilled to recognize his accomplishments with this well-deserved promotion.”

In his new role, Bahr will continue as a key producer of the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO – which he helped launch over nine years ago – and has taken on increased oversight of the event's programming and marketing. In addition, having taken over ASCAP's advertising efforts in 2012, Bahr will continue to optimize ASCAP's media buying capabilities and broaden the scope of outlets.

Bahr, who has a degree in Economics, has a background at music booking agencies and in artist management.

About ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 625,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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