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Ascap reveals startups for Immersive Music Studio Challenge

Ascap Lab is following up its 'seed project' challenge with an ‘Immersive Music Studio Challenge’, aimed at music/tech startups and university teams.
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Ascap collections grew by 4.2% in 2020 to more than $1.3bn

The publishing side of our industry has been holding its breath waiting for data on the delayed impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly on the revenues collected and distributed by collecting societies. Judging by US...
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Publishers and PROs ‘disappointed’ as US consent decrees are unchanged

The US Justice Department has decided to leave the ‘consent decrees’ governing public performances of music unchanged, sparking an unimpressed response from publishers and collecting societies there. This is the legislation...
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Ascap Lab Seed Project reveals first projects from its teams

The more music industry entities working hands-on with startups and developers the better, as far as we're concerned. The latest example is US collecting society Ascap, whose innovation arm Ascap Lab has been running an...
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Ascap thanks Spotify for accelerated payments during Covid-19

Spotify has taken plenty of flak from songwriters over its history, and with its appeal against new royalty rates in the US still not settled, there’ll be more to come we’re sure. However, the streaming service will at...
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ASCAP launches paid internship program for Black students

US collecting society ASCAP has launched a new paid internship program for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Five students will work for ASCAP (remotely) during July and August, with plans...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (16 April)

There’s more news from the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund in the US, which has now secured contributions from collecting societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. The fund is now past the $10m mark on the back of support from all...
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BMI seeks to reassure songwriters about future royalties payouts

We reported yesterday on US collecting society ASCAP’s announcement that it was delaying its next set of distributions from 6 April to 28 April. That news is already sparking a reaction from some songwriters online, with...
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ASCAP delays next royalty payouts and warns of Covid-19 impact

US collecting society ASCAP has been explaining to its members why its next set of royalty distributions will be delayed, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, president Paul Williams alerted members to the fact that...
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ASCAP launches podcast focusing on music creators

US collecting society ASCAP is getting into the podcasts game. Its first show is called ‘Versed: The ASCAP Podcast’ and will focus on interviews with musicians. Its own chairman and president Paul Williams (who helpfully...
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New execs for UMPG Nashville, Spotify and ASCAP

The executive chairs are whirling in the US this week, with three new job moves from prominent industry figures. Sony/ATV Nashville’s president and CEO Troy Tomlinson is on the move to Universal Music Publishing Group...
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ASCAP distributions grew by 10% in 2018 to $1.11bn

The latest collecting society to announced impressive numbers for 2018 is ASCAP in the US. Its total revenues grew by 7% to $1.23bn last year, while its distributions grew by 10% to $1.11bn – the second billion-dollar-plus...