ASCAP stands for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a membership association of more than 565,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, they also represent hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. They are the only US performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from our membership.
We protect the rights of ASCAP members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. Our licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. We make giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and music users.
They are commited to nurturing music makers throughout their careers and offer workships, award programs, grants and showcases for their members. Learn more about them at their official website HERE.
For coverage of their annual "I Create Music Expo," click on the links below