ASCAP has launched a program that gives its members the opportunity to receive royalties when their music is performed live at venues of all sizes. ASCAP OnStage allows writer members to notify ASCAP of live performances of their work via Member Access at ASCAP.com. Members provide the basic details of the live performance and a list of the songs performed. A royalty, based upon venue license fees, is then distributed to the writers and publishers of the songs as part of the quarterly ASCAP distributions. Beginning in January, writers will be able to submit this info via ASCAP Mobile.
“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 platform provides members with a list of all ASCAP OnStage performances, even those submitted by other ASCAP members. For more information and a detailed FAQ, visit www.ascap.com/onstage.