ASCAP Elects Board of Directors

March 26, 2019

NEW YORK, March 26, 2019-- ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today released the results of its biennial election for the Board of Directors. ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams announced the twelve writer and twelve publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2019.

In addition to Paul Williams, the writer members who were re-elected in the at-large field are: composer Joel Beckerman; composer Richard Bellis; composer Bruce Broughton; songwriter/producer Desmond Child; composer Dan Foliart; songwriter/composer Michelle Lewis; composer/producer Marcus Miller; songwriter/producer Rudy Perez; songwriter Jimmy Webb; and composer Doug Wood. Composer Alex Shapiro was re-elected in the Symphonic and Concert field.
The publisher directors re-elected in the at-large field are:  Caroline Bienstock, Bienstock Publishing Co.; Peter Brodsky, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Barry Coburn, Ten Ten Music Group; Keith Hauprich, BMG US; Laurent Hubert, Kobalt; Dean Kay, Lichelle Music Company; Evan Lamberg, Universal Music Publishing Group; Leeds Levy, Leeds Music; Carianne Marshall, Warner/Chappell Music; Mary Megan Peer, peermusic; and Irwin Z. Robinson, Cromwell Music, Inc. Elected in the Symphonic and Concert field is publisher James M. Kendrick, Schott Music/ European American Music Distributors Company.
ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and governed by its writer and publisher members with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership every two years.


ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams said: "Serving on the ASCAP Board is a great honor and an even greater responsibility.  The ASCAP Board is truly of, by and for the songwriters, composers and music publisher members of ASCAP.  I know I speak for the entire Board when I say that it is a privilege to have been chosen by our writer and publisher peers to represent them. We take our commitment to serve the more than 700,000 members of ASCAP very seriously and we work tirelessly on their behalf.”



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 700,000members representing more than 10.5 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.


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Cathy Halgas Nevins, ASCAP

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