NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 1, 2012) - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce the launch of ASCAP OnStage, a new addition to ASCAP's public performance survey. This new program provides ASCAP members an opportunity to receive royalties when their music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the country.
With ASCAP OnStage, writer members can notify ASCAP of live performances of their work via Member Access at ASCAP.com and, beginning in November, ASCAP Mobile. Members simply provide the basic details of the live performance and a list of the performed songs. A royalty, based upon venue license fees, is then distributed to the writers and publishers of the songs as part of their quarterly ASCAP distribution.
"ASCAP OnStage augments our already robust survey and distribution system," commented ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership Randy Grimmett. "It offers our many active members an opportunity to be fairly compensated for their live performances, regardless of the size of the venue. The simplicity of the ASCAP OnStage user interface lets our members easily submit their setlists and concentrate on what they do best: writing the best music in the world."
The impressive platform provides members with a list of all ASCAP OnStage performances of their registered works, even those submitted by other ASCAP members. This helps members coordinate with each other and guarantees writers and publishers are compensated accurately and completely.
ASCAP OnStage is another great example of ASCAP's commitment to its members. For more information and a detailed FAQ, visit www.ascap.com/onstage.
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 450,000 members representing more than 8.5 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. http://www.ascap.com