from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the American Society of Cinematographers.


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  • ASCAP portrays itself as a grassroots organization and calls attention to the "deep pockets" of Creative Commons, but in fact it is * ASCAP*, not Creative Commons, that's siding with corporate interests and "deep pockets."


  • These jukeboxes are full of mixes burned by the employees, so I’m skeptical that ASCAP is getting their cut.

    Matthew Yglesias » Jukeboxes are Killing The Recording Industry

  • The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, better known as ASCAP, is asking the justices to review lower court decisions that said downloading songs from iTunes, Amazon, eMusic or even music-sharing services do not count as a public performance, and hence artists are not entitled to additional royalties.

    Wired Top Stories

  • In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, was founded in New York.

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  • "AT&T's ringtones are clearly capable of reaching the public and are expected to do so." amicus filing calls ASCAP's arguments specious and dangerous, potentially making every consumer a copyright violator whenever they receive a mobile call on the street.

    Ars Technica

  • Radio stations have had to pay public performance royalties for decades, usually to organizations such as ASCAP and BMI which collect the royalties on behalf of the songwriter, music composer, and publisher.

    Radio’s Right to Free Tunes Is on the Rocks

  • However, songwriters typically affiliate with a so-called "public performance society" such as ASCAP or BMI, whose business it is to license public venues with the right to perform all the songs in the ASCAP or BMI catalog.

    Lawrence Iser: Obtaining the Playlist from Guantanamo

  • Permission from a licensing body such as ASCAP is what I termed compensation: they don't discriminate in a value-neutral sense as to who can and can't use it, they just take the money.

    You’d Think They’d Have People to Check This Stuff | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Every day, radio stations around the world broadcast copyrighted songs, and pay blanket royalties to collection societies that represent the songwriters and artists, such as ASCAP and BMI in the US, and the PRS in the United Kingdom.

    Download Squad

  • We are already seeing this trend if we look at the steadily i ncreasing revenues of public performance organizations (such as ASCAP, BMI, BUMA etc) while observing the rest of the recorded industry's unit-selling revenues (and so-called mechanical revenues) heading for the vaporizer. have now given all of us a fairly reliable way of checking what a writer's reputation and buzz is - and faking it will become nearly impossible to do.



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