ASCAP Elects Board Of Directors

ASCAP has released the results of its biennial election for the Board of Directors. ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams announced the 12 writer and 12 publisher members elected to serve on the Board for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2019.

In addition to 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.


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