New York, NY, April 17, 2008: To remind the public, members of the music industry and U.S. legislators of the central role and rights of those who conceive and create music, ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) today officially launched a ‘Bill of Rights for Songwriters and Composers.’
This awareness-building initiative centers around 10 core principles, including ” We have the right to be compensated for the use of our creative works, and share in the revenues that they generate” and “We have the right to license our works and control the ways in which they are used.”
For those of you who don’t know. ASCAP is one of the societies that collect performance royalties for us when our music is licensed and played on things like TV, video games, radio, or other public performances..
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