American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a not-for-profit performance rights organisation. The ASCAP protects its members' musical copyrights. They do this by monitoring public performances of their music. In 2012, ASCAP collected over US$941 million in licensing fees, and gave out $829 million in royalties to its members. In the United States, ASCAP competes with two other PROs — Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC).

Books[change | change source]

  • Blume, Jason (2006). This Business of Songwriting. Billboard Books (New York City). ISBN 978-0-8230-7759-5.
  • Choquette, Frederic, "The Returned Value of PROs", Music Business Journal, Berklee College of Music, May 2011
  • Passman, Donald S. (2003). All You Need to Know about the Music Business. Free Press (New York City). ISBN 978-0-7432-4637-8.
  • Shemel, Sidney; Krasilovsky, M. William (1990). This Business of Music. Billboard Books (New York City). ISBN 978-0-8230-7706-9.

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