ASCAP Relaunches Website and Member Portal

December 8, 2016

Strategic Focus on Technology and Innovation Yields New Online Experience;

 Sets Stage For Best-in-Class Digital Services

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announces its redesigned website, including its dedicated “Member Access” portal. The changes are part of ASCAP’s ongoing enhancements to give members the digital tools they need to make managing their lives as music professionals easier. These improvements follow the launch of ASCAP’s redesigned music repertory database, ACE, and are another step toward solidifying the organization’s position as the premier performing rights organization (PRO) for best-in-class digital experiences.

The new website and Member Access provide a unified online experience across desktops, mobile devices and other platforms so that ASCAP members can easily conduct their business globally, 24/7. Within the new Member Access, members will find improved self-service options, more information-at-a-glance, a simplified process for reporting performances, the ability to contact ASCAP with a single tap and much more.

“The changes we are making to ASCAP.com and Member Access demonstrate that ASCAP is committed to giving our members the best services possible,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “The new design and interface are fresh and intuitive. The development of these state-of-the-art digital tools by our new digital team, led by Chief Strategy and Digital Officer Alice Kim, is part of a cross-departmental initiative to make our interactions with members more seamless and effective. They are the early results of our continued strategic focus on technology and innovation for the benefit of our songwriter, composer and music publisher members, aimed at making ASCAP the most progressive organization for performance rights 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 600,000 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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CONTACT:

Cathy Halgas Nevins, ASCAP

cnevins (at) ascap.com