The epic story of a Grammy winner, $204,613 – and a legal battle with ramifications for songwriters everywhere

Why Shane McAnally’s fight with ASCAP could have repercussions for years to come
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ASCAP Launches Research & Innovation Initiative With Startup Summits, Speaker Series, More

ASCAP has launched the Advanced Research & Innovation Initiative to explore how advanced technologies, new business approaches and creative collaborations can drive value for its music creator members and music consumers. The new program will help to identify and develop new areas of growth and efficiency through technology accelerators, prototyping… Continue Reading

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‘I Create Music’ Expo Becomes The ‘ASCAP Experience’ To Better Serve Modern Creators

ASCAP is rebranding its signature “I Create Music” EXPO as the ‘ASCAP Experience’ with a new name, location and enhanced programming designed to better meet the needs of modern creators. The 15th-anniversary edition is now set for the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, April 1 – 3. ASCAP has… Continue Reading

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ASCAP celebrates 15th year of Music Creator Conference with new name and location

Previous speakers and performers at the conference have included Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katy Perry and others
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ASCAP Nashville VP Michael Martin To Exit, Replacement Named

ASCAP Nashville VP and country music heavyweight Michael Martin is exiting the PRO effective Friday. Martin, who jointly led ASCAP’s creative staff alongside LeAnn Phelan prior to his promotion to VP in 2015, joined ASCAP in 2010 from Extreme Writers Group (EWG), a publishing and content development firm which he… Continue Reading

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Justice Dept. Opens Review of ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

The U.S. Justice Department will review two consent decrees originally reached in 1941 with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) to establish how the organizations, which license approximately 90% of music in the United States, must operate. Under the consent decrees, the… Continue Reading

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